AMI Montessori 6-12 Diploma

AMI Montessori 6-12 Diploma

 

Course Description

The 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.

Award
AMI Montessori 6 to 12 Diploma
 
Qualification Authorising Body
 
The Diploma is awarded by the Association Montessori Internationale and does not form part of the Australian Qualifications Framework.
 
AMI is considered as the worldwide leader in Montessori education. Its certified training is acknowledged for its rigour and authenticity and the Diploma is internationally recognised. It qualifies the holder to work in a pre-existing 6-12 classroom or to start a new classroom. All Association Montessori Internationale Diplomas state the holder has “Studied the principles and practice of the Montessori method for children from 6-12 years of age” and has “passed the written and oral examinations”
 
The Diploma does not automatically qualify the holder to teach. The state or country in which the Diploma-holder wishes to work may have other teaching requirements that must be fulfilled. In New South Wales, all teachers must be accredited to teach through the NSW Education Standards Authority.
 
Delivery Mode
  • 440 hours of classroom based training – full-time over three Summers and two Seminars
  • 140 hours of supervised practice with Montessori materials – four weeks full-time during term time
  • 210 hours of Observation and Practice Teaching – three weeks observation full-time and four weeks practice teaching full-time all during term time
  • Full-time Block format – one academic year equivalent over three Summers and two Seminars. 
  • 8 Zoom meeting sessions throughout the course

 

 
Location
  • Sydney Montessori Training Centre, 756 Darling St, Rozelle, NSW 2039, Australia

 

Course Delivery Update

We are pleased to advise that the schedule for the AMI 6-12 Diploma course will remain unchanged. The lectures and presentations for the first summer block commencing on Monday, 29 November 2021 will be delivered as previously advised and will be face-to-face for all that can attend the training centre in Rozelle, Sydney. If you are able to attend the first summer block in person, you are expected to attend in person.

 

For students that are unable to attend this first summer block in person due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, border closures, local area lockdowns or other restrictions imposed by health authorities, we will consider the particular requirements of the health guidelines and the circumstances of the course and make adjustments insofar as is feasible for the successful continuity of the course for all students.

 

This means that the first summer block, commencing Monday, 29 November 2021 the lectures and presentations will be streamed “live” via Zoom (in real time AEST) from the STMC training centre in Rozelle, Sydney. You will be required to attend these lectures and presentations at the time of delivery, and you are to be visible and attentive for the duration of the classes for this attendance to be counted towards the 90% attendance requirement of an AMI course.

 

Dates and times

29th November 2021 – 23rd January 2024

Block Dates Times
Block 1 November 29th – December 22nd 2021 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
  January 3rd – January 28th 2022 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Seminar 1 September 26th – October 7th 2022 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Block 2 November 28th – 21st December 2022 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
  January 3rd – January 20th 2023 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Seminar 2 September 25th – October 6th 2023 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Block 3 November 27th – December 22nd 2023 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
  January 3rd – January 23rd 2024 9.00 am – 5.00 pm

 

Zoom Meetings Dates Times
2022 Saturday, 26th February 2022 2.00 pm – 3.30 pm 
  Sunday, 27th March 2022 2.00 pm – 3.30 pm
  Saturday, 25th June 2022 2.00 pm – 3.30 pm
  Sunday, 24th July 2022 2.00 pm – 3.30 pm
2023 Saturday, 25th February 2023 2.00 pm – 3.30 pm
  Sunday, 26th March 2023 2.00 pm – 3.30 pm
  Saturday, 1st July 2023 2.00 pm – 3.30 pm
  Sunday, 6th August 2023 2.00 pm – 3.30 pm
 
Entry Requirements

 

Prerequisites

  • Bachelors Degree, or consideration of other relevant qualifications and experience; and
  • AMI Montessori 3-6 Diploma OR the AMI Montessori Foundation Course Certificate*

*5 week preparatory course run prior to the start of the Diploma course

 

Application requirements

AMI Montessori Diploma course applicants are required to provide the following with
their application:

  • Current resume
  • Certified copies of all academic transcripts
  • A short 2 page essay written in the applicant’s own words on why you want to undertake the diploma and what brought you to Montessori
  • 3 written signed reference letters (1personal, 2 professional)
  • If English is your second language, a minimum IELTS (or equivalent of 6 is required to undertake a diploma. 
  • Visa documentation for non residents
  • It is an AMI requirement that all Diploma students hold current membership with them for the duration of their course. AMI membership costs 40 Euro for a 12 month period. AMI requires that SMTC collect membership fees on their behalf. 

 

How To Apply

Required Reading
 
To Educate the Human Potential
From Childhood to Adolescence
The Advanced Montessori Method, vols 1-2
Education and Peace
The Absorbent Mind
Psychogeometry
Psychoarithmetic
Recommended Reading 
The Secret of Childhood
The Discovery of the Child
The Formation of Man
The 1946 London Lectures
Education for a New World
The Child in the Family
The Child, Society and the World
What You Should Know about Your Child
Education for Human Development
Course outline and completion requirements