A brief description of the types of AMI courses offered by SMTC is set out below.
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AMI Montessori Administrators Certificate
The AMI Montessori Administrators Certificate course is a comprehensive administrators’ training designed to support and deepen your understanding of school leadership within a Montessori context. It is ideal for new administrators or aspiring school leaders as well as experienced leaders.
AMI Montessori 12-18 Diploma
The AMI Montessori 12-18 Diploma is a rigorous study of Montessori principles and of the particular developmental characteristic and needs of young people ages 12-18. The course offers theoretical principles, key experiences in the life and work of adolescent communities, and support for implementation strategies dovetailed to the particular cultural and local contexts for communities in different places and regions.
AMI 12-18 Montessori Introduction to Adolescents Certificate
The AMI Introduction to Adolescents course is designed to provide administrators, educators, parents and community members a broad, general understanding of foundational Montessori theory and methodology for working with adolescents ages 12–18 years.
AMI Montessori 6-12 Diploma
The AMI Montessori 6-12 Diploma course provides in-depth study of Montessori pedagogy and child development as well as an interdisciplinary approach to the study of human beings, their endeavours and relationship with the universe for children from six to twelve years.
AMI 3-6 Diploma OR completion of the AMI Foundation Course.
AMI Montessori 6-12 Orientation Certificate
The AMI Montessori 6-12 Orientation course helps interested adults become informed, capable and supportive assistants to a trained elementary (6-12) teacher. The programme also serves as an information course for administrators of schools and parents. It is an ideal foundation for those who may be interested in taking the AMI 6 to 12 Diploma
AMI Montessori 3-6 Diploma
The AMI Montessori 3-6 Diploma is an in-depth study of Montessori pedagogy focusing on the developmental needs of children from three to six years of age.
AMI Montessori 3-6 Orientation Certificate
The AMI Montessori 3-6 Orientation course is an introduction to Montessori pedagogy and training for the role of assistant in a Montessori early childhood centre or preschool classroom. The course is also useful for parents, carers, and childcare professionals from other fields who would like an in depth understanding of the Montessori approach to education. It is an ideal foundation for those who may be interested in taking the AMI 3-6 Diploma.
AMI Montessori 0-3 Diploma
The AMI Montessori 0-3 Diploma is an in-depth study of Montessori pedagogy focusing on the developmental needs of children from birth to 3 years of age.
AMI Montessori 0-3 Orientation Certificate
The AMI Montessori 0-3 Orientation course is designed to help interested adults become able assistants in a Montessori Nido or Infant Community. This course is helpful for administrators, classroom assistants, nannies, doulas, carers and childcare professionals and anyone interested in human development in the critical first years of life. It is an invaluable insight into the child for parents, parents-to-be and grandparents. It is an ideal foundation for those who may be interested in taking the AMI Assistants to Infancy training (studying pregnancy, birth and the child up to the age of three).