AMI Primary Training Course Information

The Primary course covers the application of the Montessori Method of education for children from 3 to 6 years of age. Theory lectures create the foundation for a Montessori teacher’s practical work and are referred to throughout the duration of the course. The lectures focus on child development, Montessori theory and philosophy, practical aspects of Montessori education and schools as communities. Students are expected to take thorough notes of all theory lectures, for these will form the basis of their Theory Album.

The majority of the course is dedicated to demonstrations of the Montessori materials. With each demonstration, there will be a discussion of related theory, such as the age of the child, the purposes of the material, extensions and the sequence within the scope of the materials. Student’s notes on the technique of the presentation, along with all of the related information will form the basis for their individual practice with the materials. Refinement and the completion of these notes form the basis for the student’s original reference albums in each of the four areas: Practical Life, Sensorial, Language and Mathematics.

Time is scheduled during class hours for students to practice with the Montessori materials under staff supervision (without actual children) to refine their technique in presenting materials and to clarify notes that will be used to create their albums.

Theory Papers

During the course, each student is required to write two Theory Papers on a topic of their own choice which is related to Montessori Theory and/or Practice. The first Theory paper will be an expansion of one of the presented Theory Lectures and the second paper will be on a topic relating to Montessori of the students choice.

Material Making

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

Observation and Teaching Practice

Observation and practice teaching in are another aspect of the course which 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 primary-trained host teacher. For students enrolled in a summer format course, observation and practice teaching are organized by the student and completed between summers during the intervening academic years.

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 Primary Training Course – Three Summer Format

Director of Primary Training – Gretchen Hall
June 2018 through July 2020
Summer 1 Course: June 18 – Aug 3, 2018
Summer 2 Course: June 17 – Aug 2, 2019
Summer 3 Course: June 22 – July 17, 2020

Session Amount Due Payment Due
Summer 1 $4,500 (Includes $500 nonrefundable deposit applied to tuition) June 1, 2018
Summer 2 $4,000 June 1, 2019
Summer 3 $3,000 June 1, 2020
Total Tuition $11,500
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.

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 Primary Academic Year Training Course 2019-2020

Director of Primary Training – Gretchen Hall
September 3, 2019 – May 15, 2020
4-day a week course, Tuesday–Friday running from 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Payment Amount Due Payment Due
Payment 1 $7,500 (Includes $500 nonrefundable deposit applied to tuition) August 31, 2019
Payment 2 $4,000 January 11, 2020
Total Tuition $11,500
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 Primary Course Hartford Area Booklist.

Boston Area Satellite – Three Summer AMI Primary Training Coursesmap

MTCNE Satellite Location: Children’s Own School, 86 Main Street, Winchester, Massachusetts
Just 15 minutes north of Boston. School is just a short walk from the Boston/Winchester commuter train.

AMI Primary Director of Training – Ms. Connie Black 
June 2020 through July 2022
Summer 1 Course: June – Aug 2020
Summer 2 Course: June  – Aug 2021
Summer 3 Course: June  – July  2022
Classes run 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Monday through Friday

Session Amount Due Payment Due
Summer 1 $4,500 (Includes $500 nonrefundable deposit applied to tuition) June 1, 2020
Summer 2 $4,000 June 1, 2021
Summer 3 $3,000 June 1, 2022
Total Tuition $11,500
Application Fee $100 (nonrefundable)
International VISA Processing Fee $300 (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 Primary Course Boston Area Booklist.

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