Montessori Organizations
and Teacher Training Courses

AMI, The Association Montessori Internationale
Founded: 1929, by Dr. Maria Montessori
AMI teacher training centers in Australasia - Oceania: For a complete list of AMI approved teacher training centers, go to this link: AMI Training Centers


AMI (Association Montessori International)
Organizations and Courses


Maria Montessori Education Foundation (MMEF)
Physical Address: 113-115 Mt. Eden Road, Mt. Eden, Auckland, New Zealand.
Mailing address:  MMEF, 91 Campbell Road, One Tree Hill, Auckland, 1061, New Zealand
Phone: 0064 21 0260 1802
Email address:
Director of Training: Cheryl Ferreira (AMI certified 3-6 teacher, AMI certified 3-6 teacher trainer)
Founded: The inaugural course commenced in June 2009
Affiliation: (Association Montessori Internationale, The Netherlands) AMI
Level of Training:
Age 3-6. MMEF also offer the AMI Assistant Certificate Course.
Course Format: Courses are offered in contact modules. These contact modules will average 4-6 weeks in duration scheduled over the New Zealand school holidays with weeks either before or after the school holidays.
All-inclusive pre-service training, including observation and student teaching.
Course Dates: to be confirmed. See website or email for more details.
Admission Requirements: Students must be 18 years of age prior to the commencement of the training course
Successful completion of a Diploma qualification at tertiary level. NOTE: Special admission status may, in some circumstances, be granted to a limited number of applicants who do not have formal academic qualifications but who wish to be admitted on the basis of their relevant life/work experience.
14,000 + G.S.T (tax) New Zealand dollars for this modular format 3-6 course. AMI membership is N.Z$100.
Certification: Internationally recognized 3-6 Diploma. Montessori Assistants Certificate Course AMI
Course Details:The following are the approximate figures for AMI certified courses:- 30 hours per week under direct supervision of training staff, 12 hours a week estimated work at home per week, 9/10 weeks spent in Montessori classrooms for teaching practice and observations. Requirements to earn diploma: 90% attendance, two 3-hour written exams, practical (oral) exams, reference folders (albums), supervised practicals in classroom.  

LECTURES: To read papers from the 25th International Congress in Australia, with 900 delegates from 45 countries, go to the Congress 2005 link at

NOTE: INTERNATIONAL COURSES: Montessori organizations in one country often offer conferences, workshops, and teacher training courses in other countries. Be sure to check all of the continent links on this site for information.

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