Why AMI Training?
Choose your Montessori teacher training very carefully by researching various courses and asking schools in your area which diploma they require when the hire staff. Look into the background, experience and expertise of those giving the course.
- Founded by Dr. Maria Montessori
- The Association Montessori Internationale (AMI), founded in 1929 by Dr Maria Montessori, is a global community which continues today to protect the integrity of her work. After Dr. Montessori's death in 1952, the Association Montessori Internationale, under the direction of her son Mario Montessori, worked to establish permanent training centres around the world. A comprehensive program for the training of teacher trainers was also established.
- A Guarantee of Quality
- The Association Montessori Internationale accredits training centres throughout the world. These centres offer AMI diploma courses which are internationally recognized and respected for their high standard and authenticity. The training is essentially the same in each centre. Each AMI Training Centre operates under the supervision of the Association Montessori Internationale, is staffed by AMI trainers and is examined by an AMI examiner appointed by the AMI.
- Knowledgeable Trainers Make the Difference
- Every AMI course is conducted by an AMI trainer. These dedicated trainers are experienced professionals who have completed a rigorous Training of Trainers program and who possess an in-depth knowledge and understanding of Montessori philosophy and pedagogy. Most are also consultants and lecturers at Montessori events worldwide.
- AMI Diploma Provides Opportunities:
- AMI trained teachers have abundant career prospects and are in demand in Canada and around the world
- The AMI diploma is recognized worldwide
- AMI is a truly international organization
- An experienced AMI trained teacher might consider becoming a head teacher, administrator, consultant, teacher-trainer, or the owner of a school
- AMI also offers further programs for diploma holders including annual Refresher Courses and the Educateurs san Frontières program (Educators without Borders) which aims to champion the cause of all children and to revisit Montessori principles and practices from the perspective of society at large.
- Face-to-Face Training
- The preparation of the adult about to undertake work with young children demands a high degree of self-discipline and commitment, and a professional attitude. This preparation can only be achieved through immersion in the Montessori theory under the supervision of experienced lecturers. Furthermore, the special materials, to be used with the children in a Montessori class, require individual training and supervised practice—as each piece of apparatus has a function in the total scheme of the Montessori Prepared Environment.
- These fundamental aspects cannot be covered in sufficient depth by distance learning.
- Montessori training is a process of re-orientation where students begin to discover for themselves the profound truths underlying the Montessori approach.