AMI Elementary Training Course Information

The Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) Elementary program focuses on the Montessori Method of Education for children from 6-12 years of age. The program includes theory lectures and hands-on practice with Montessori’s materials.

This unique pedagogy places children at the center of the learning process, guiding them to their full potential. The program includes extensive study in Montessori’s theory of child development, and in the practical aspects of applying Montessori education both in classrooms and in school communities.

The program is composed of lectures and detailed presentations of the Montessori materials.  With each presentation, there are discussions of how Montessori theory is applied, what are the developmentally appropriate age ranges, and the purposes of the presentations. Students learn the technique of the presentation, along with all the related information that forms the basis for their individual practice. Time is scheduled during class hours for students to practice with the Montessori materials under staff supervision in order to refine their technique of presentation.

Each student creates original reference albums in the areas of: Theory, Language, Mathematics, Geometry, Geography, History, Biology, Music, and Art.

Theory Papers

During the course each student is required to write Theory Papers related to Montessori Theory and Practice.

Material Making

Students are required to make several hand-made materials that are not readily available from manufacturers. This gives students the chance to apply the principles they are studying for the preparation of the Montessori environment.

Observation and Practice Teaching

Observation and Practice Teaching allow students to apply their coursework in AMI Montessori host classrooms. During observation, students spend a minimum of 90 hours observing the children’s interactions with the materials and each other. During practice teaching, students spend a minimum of 120 hours in their host classroom, presenting lessons to children under the supervision of an AMI Elementary-trained host teacher. For students enrolled in a summer format course, observation and practice teaching are organized by the student and completed during the academic years between summers.

Examinations

Comprehensive written and oral examinations are given at the end of the course to verify that each student has met the standards of the Association Montessori Internationale.

AMI 3-Summer Format Elementary Training Course – June 2019 to August 2021

 

Director of Training – Carla Foster
Elementary Trainer – Gerry Leonard 

June 2019 through August 2021
Foundation Prep Course & Summer 1 Elementary Course: June 17 – August 9, 2019

Summer 2 Elementary Course: June 22 – Aug 7, 2020*
* 2 Saturday Classes: July 11 and August 1

Summer 3 Elementary Course: June 21 – Aug 6, 2021

Tuition and Fees
Tuition is paid in three installments

Session Amount Due Payment Due
Foundation Prep Course & Summer 1 $6,000 June 1, 2019
Summer 2 $5,000 July 1, 2020
Summer 3 $3,000 July 1, 2021
Total Tuition $14,000
Application Fee $100
International VISA Processing Fee $200

All students must also maintain yearly AMI-USA membership which is currently $75 annually. Books, supplies, materials, housing, and other expenses are not included in the tuition.

Click here for the Hartford Elementary Training booklist.

Housing
MTCNE Summer Course Training students may apply for on-campus housing directly with the University of Hartford.

Please click here for more information or to apply for summer housing at the University of Hartford.

AMI Elementary Academic Two Year Part Time Training Course 2019-2021

September 2019 through June 2021
(Dates are subject to change)

Foundation Prep Course:
September: 5,7, 10, 12, 14, 17,19,21, 24, 26.
October: 1,5, 8, 10,12,15,17,19, 22,24, 29, 31.
November: 2

Elementary Year One:
2019
November: 5,7,12,14,16,19,21,23,26.
December: 3,5,7,10, 12,14,17,19,21
2020
January: 9,11, 14,16,18,21,23,25(1/2/day), 28,30
February: 1,4,6,11, 13,15,20,22,25,27,29
March: 3, 5, 7(1/2 day), 10, 12,14, 24,26,28,31
April: 2,4,7,9,14,16,25,28,30.
May: 2, 5,7,9,12,14,16(1/2 day)

Elementary Year Two: September 24, 2020 – June 12, 2021
Classes run every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday

Daily Schedule
Class runs from 4:30 pm to 8:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Saturday classes are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Tuition and Fees
Tuition is paid in three installments, plus the Foundations Prep Course

Session Amount Due Payment Due
Foundation Prep Course $2,000  August 30, 2019
Elementary Year One Course $7,000 (Includes $500 nonrefundable deposit, applied to tuition) October 4, 2019
Elementary Year Two Course $6,000 September 4, 2020
Total Tuition $13,000 + $2,000 Foundation Prep
Application Fee $100 (nonrefundable)
International VISA Processing Fee $200 (nonrefundable)

All students must also maintain yearly AMI-USA membership which is currently $75 annually. Books, supplies, materials, housing, and other expenses are not included in the tuition.
Click here for the Elementary Training Hartford Booklist.

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