AMI, Association Montessori Internationale
Koninginneweg 161, 1075 CN Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone: + 31 20 6798932
Founded: 1929 by Maria Montessori, MD
President: Andre Roberfroid
Executive Director: Lynne Lawrence
Legal Status: non-profit; charity
Services: Directs the work of AMI training courses all over the world offering pedagogical guidance and support; sponsors international congresses, study conferences, and publications; conducts research; runs ESF (Educateurs sans Frontiers); is a member of UNESCO
Membership: Contact AMI (see "members" on main page)
Maria Montessori Institute (MMI) formerly Maria Montessori Training Organisation (MMTO)
26 Lyndhurst Gardens, London NW3 5NW, UK (there is also a second campus in North Kensington, London)
FAX: 02074318096; Phone: 02074353641
Director of Training: Lynne Lawrence (AMI certified 3-6 teacher, AMI certified 3-6 teacher trainer), several other directors are in charge of the summer or evening courses. All are AMI certified teachers and teacher trainers.
Founded: 1960, by Mario Montessori
Affiliation: AMI (Association Montessori Internationale, The Netherlands)
Level of Training: 0-3, 3-6, 6-12
Course Format: Intensive 9-months full-time, course of on site training with teacher trainers. All-inclusive pre-service training, including observation and student teaching.
Starting Date: 0-3, Assistants to Infancy course (module format, current course finishes June 2015); 2.5-6 Primary course (Academic year course begins in September each year; also give an a 3 summer format, then next one to be held 2014-2016); 6-12 Elementary course ( the present 3-summer course finishes in September 2015)
Admission Requirements: At least 2 "A" levels, college preparatory work. 18 minimum age, no maximum age.
Tuition: 8,750 Pounds Sterling for academic year 2.5-6 course, and for the three summer 2.5-6 course
Certification: AMI diploma. Many colleges give credit for this course.
Course Details: The following are the approximate figures for all certified AMI courses. 9-10 months full time on campus, 30 hours a week under direct supervision of professors, 12 hours a week estimated work at home per week, 10 weeks spent in Montessori classroom, teaching practice and observation, two 3-hour written exams, practical (oral) exams, reference folders (albums), supervised practicals in classroom.
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.
BECOME A MEMBER - LISTING INFORMATION
All Montessori organizations and teacher training centers are welcome to become members of The International Montessori Index.
Click here for an application for a Montessori Teacher Training center: TC application
Click here for a Montessori organization membership ORG application.
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