The Montessori Training & Research Trust AMI

AMI Primary Montessori Diploma Course

The AMI Primary Montessori Diploma Course is a full time programme designed to help students understand the theory and practice of Dr. Montessori's Philosophy on Education. The course is over a period of nine months. Upon completion of the course requirements the students are awarded an International Diploma that enables them to work with children between the ages of 3 to 6 years.

 

Director of Training: Teenaz Reporter

Teenaz Reporter, AMI Primary Trainer, gained her AMI Montessori Diploma at the 3-6 age level training at the Montessori Training and Research Centre in the year 1998-1999. She began her career in India in the Taraporewalla's Montessori House of Children in Hyderabad. Subsequently over a period of eight years she expanded her experience working in Montessori schools in New York and Maryland. In 2009 she began the rigorous AMI Training of Trainers Programme in Hyderabad and subsequently spent two years in Chennai at Navadisha Montessori Foundation. She has served on the faculty of the AMI courses in Thrissur, Kerala, Koramangala, Bangalore, Hangzhou and Jia Ding, China. She is currently on the faculty of the AMI course in Shenzhen, China. In 2015, she revived the AMI Primary Diploma Course in Hyderabad under the auspice of the Montessori Training and Research Trust and is currently the Director of Trianing.

 

Venue

The Primary Course is held at the Montessori Training and Research Trust. 05-424/1, S. R. Naik Nagar, Jeedimetla, Telangana 500055. India

 

Course Schedule and Timing

The course is full time and will run 5 days a week from 8:45 AM to 3:15 PM Monday to Friday. Students will be asked to be extremely punctual. The course will be from Monday, September 04, 2017 to April 2018.

 

Course Components

The AMI Primary Montessori Diploma Course (3-6 Age Level) is an intensive full time programme designed to help students study the theory and practice of the Montessori approach to education. The course of study spread over 9 months will help prepare students for working with children from 3 to 6 years of age. Dr. Montessori developed her core philosophy with this age group and the course deals with seminal ideas of her pedagogy.

 

Theory Lectures

The theory lectures will offer the students the opportunity to examine the development of the whole child, and the successive phases of child development. Special consideration is given to the formative psychologicalpowers of the child that leads to all-round development. The carefully prepared environment and materials and the role and attitude of the adult will also be studied.

 

Demonstration Lectures

The practical demonstration lectures deal with the function and presentation of the materials offered to children from 3 to 6 years of age in a Montessori environment. The aims of the materials, the technique of presenting them to the child and the age at which they must be offered will be discussed in these sessions.

 

Supervised Practice

During scheduled hours students will have an opportunity to practice with the materials. Students will be supervised and guided in the use of the materials and encouraged to develop and practice the techniques by which they will present the various materials to children.


Care of the Environment
Admission ProcedureStudents will also be asked to take responsibility for the environment everyday just as they would when they are with children. This is an essential aspect of the training that develops the students' eye for the care and maintenance of the material and helps them to develop a familiarity with the set up of a Montessori environment.


School Observation and Teaching Practice

Students will be assigned to go to various Montessori environments in the city for observation and teaching practice. During this time they will be shown how to keep a record of observations and as well as have an opportunity to work directly with children under the supervision of an AMI trained adult. Students will need to budget for their commute to the various city schools.


Assignments and Albums

Students will need to submit work at regular intervals during the course, which will include theory essays, material making assignments and observation reports. Students will also prepare albums in the different areas - Practical Life, Sensorial, Language and Mathematics. Students will need to do four to six hours of organized work at home every day in order to complete all assignments


Email and Internet Access

Students will need access to Email and Internet, as information will be sent to them regularly by email. Some assignments will need to be submitted electronically.

 

Language

All lectures will be in English. Course work will need to be presented in English both orally and in writing. It will be necessary for students to take comprehensive lecture notes, and write original essays and prepare assignments based on course information. Students will also be required to explain theoretical principles during the Oral examination.

 

Attendance

Students must have 90% attendance for each aspect of the course including time taken off due to illness. Attendance records will be meticulously maintained throughout the year. In case of absence, students should notify the Director of Training in writing, at least one day in advance. In case of illness the student should inform the training centre by phone or email immediately.

 

Examination
The students' eligibility for appearing for the Examination will depend on the following:

 

  • 90% attendance for each aspect of the course
  • Punctual completion and submission of all assignments called for in the course of the year
  • Full payment of the fees
  • Completion of required hours of School Teaching Practice
  • Completion of required hours of School Observations
  • Completion of required hours of Supervised Practice

 

There will be two written examinations. Paper A will be on psychology and theory. Paper B will be on the practical aspects with the underpinning principles. There will also be an oral examination in which students will be asked to present the use of the material and explain the underlying theory.

 

An external examiner will be appointed by AMI to conduct the examinations. The Association Montessori Internationale awards the diploma after a successful written and oral examination and completion of all requirements for certification. The decision of the board of examiners will be final and binding. No appeals will be entertained.

 

Registered students who for valid reasons fail to appear for the examinations on the scheduled dates at the appointed time may be given the opportunity to appear at the examinations held the following year thereafter. They will have to apply for this opportunity in writing with a full and acceptable explanation. In case of medical grounds, a registered practitioner must attest the medical certificate. They will be charged the Examination Fee for the re-examination. Students appearing for re-examination in any of the four parts can do so ONLY the following year. They will be required to attend additional classes for which they will be charged a fee. They will also be charged the Examination Fee for the re-examination. Students who fail in the examination or re-examination and still wish to attain an AMI diploma will have to undergo another full course of training for which they will be charged the full Course fees including Examination Fee.

 

Diploma
The Association Montessori Internationale awards the AMI diploma. It qualifies the holder to work with children in a Montessori environment between 3 and 6 years of age. The AMI Primary diploma is a highly valued qualification. It is a great asset to those who wish to open their own schools..

 

Eligibility

Candidates fulfilling the following requirements will be considered eligible for admission into the course. The candidate should have:

 

  • Completed 20 years
  • A Bachelors degree
  • A sound knowledge of English
  • Basic computer skills and email access

We welcome candidates from all walks of life and different professions. Occasionally we do consider applicants who do not have a Bachelors degree based on their life experience.

Admission Procedure

Admissions are on a first come first served basis.


Applications must be submitted with all enclosures. The Admissions Review Committee will process all complete applications. The decision of the committee will be final and binding.

 

Application

To be considered for admission you need to submit the following:

 

  • Application Form duly filled in and signed by the applicant with one photo affixed
  • Two additional photos identical to the one affixed on the application form
  • Attested OR Certified Copies of all educational documents
  • Application Fee
  • HANDWRITTEN essay (about 500 words) on An Overview of My Life

 

Fees

Indian Nationals and Zone B: INR

Zone A   USD

Due

Application fee

1150.00

65.00

With Application

 

Please call us at 08297263546 in order to make an appointment to submit your application form. If the application form is complete, the applicant may be interviewed on the same day.


The last date for submission of applications is Monday, August 14, 2017.


Download - Application form Mode of Payment Mode of Payment

Interview
Based on the application, there will be an interview with a member of faculty. For foreign nationals who are not able to attend an interview in Hyderabad we can arrange a time when the applicant can call us for a telephone interview. Students may be required to take an English check.

 

Admission Confirmation
Selected candidates will receive a letter of acceptance with a last date for the payment of fees. Once the fees are paid the candidate will receive a letter of confirmation along with the schedule for the first day.

 

Fees

The last date for Application for Foreign Nationals (Zone A and B) is Friday, July 14, 2017. No applications from Foreign Nationals will be accepted after this date.


The early bird fee structure for applications reaching us on or before Friday, July 14, 2017.


Fees

Indian Nationals and Zone B: INR

Zone A: USD

Due

Tuition

75,000.00

4,000.00

Before course commences

Examination

14,000.00

600.00

Before course commences

Special Fee

9,818.00

450.00

Before course commences

Service Tax*

14,823.00

758.00

Before course commences

Total

1,13,641.00

5,808.00

 

*Subject to change based on government regulations


Fee structure for applications (Indian Nationals only) reaching us on or after Saturday, July 15, 2017


Fees

Indian Nationals: INR

Due

Tuition

80,000.00

Before course commences

Examination

14,000.00

Before course commences

Special Fee

10,196.00

Before course commences

Service Tax*

15,630.00

Before course commences

Total

1,19,826.00

 

*Subject to change based on government regulations


Indian Nationals may pay the fees by means of a Demand Draft in favour of The Montessori Training and Research Trust payable in Hyderabad.


Foreign Nationals may pay the fees by Bank Draft/Cashier's Cheque in US Dollars (Pound Sterling or Euros equivalent to US Dollars) in favour of The Montessori Training and Research Trust payable in Hyderabad.

 

Part Scholarship
MTRT will provide part scholarship only to eligible participants. Part scholarships will be determined by the United Nations standard country and area codes classification (M49). Candidates from countries classified as developing and least developed countries are only eligible for part scholarship. For further information please visit the UN website. Candidates eligible for part scholarship, will need to pay the same course fee as Indian Nationals in any international exchange currency as the full course fees.

 

ZONE A: Developed regions
Northern America
Europe
Japan
Australia and New Zealand

 

 

 

ZONE B: Developing regions
Africa
Americas excluding Northern America
Caribbean
Central America
South America
Asia excluding Japan
Oceania excluding Australia and New Zealand

Refund Policy

The fee is non-refundable. Once paid it cannot be refunded for any reason either prior to the commencement of or during the course on withdrawal of a student. Students will be required to submit a Refund Policy Acceptance letter at the time of payment of fee.

Books and Stationery Budget

It is advisable for students to acquire the Montessori books in the Required Reading list. The students will also have to acquire stationery for the course, for course submissions and the creation of Albums. Students using computers must budget additionally for printing cost, particularly colour printing. The cost will vary depending on the choices made. We would like to emphasize that this a budget and that it is only an approximate guide. The training course neither recommends nor endorses particular stationery products. Students are advised to budget for books and materials for the duration of the course as follows.

 

Items

Budget

Likely to be spent

Montessori Books

Rs. 3000

Before the course commences

Stationery

Rs. 3000

For the duration of the course

Materials

Rs. 2000

For the duration of the course

Printing

Rs. 3000

For the duration of the course

 

Books and Reading
To prepare for the Diploma course and for working in a Montessori environment it is good practice to read around the subject. The following list of books is provided to help you begin this process. Some of these books can be bought at the Training centre. Some of these books will also be made available in the student library.

 

Required Reading

• Montessori, Maria The Absorbent Mind Montessori - Pierson Publishing Company
• Montessori, Maria The Discovery of the Child Montessori - Pierson Publishing Company
• Montessori, Maria The Formation of Man Montessori - Pierson Publishing Company
• Montessori, Maria Education for New World Indian Montessori Foundation
• Montessori, Maria The Child in the Family Indian Montessori Foundation
• Montessori, Maria Education and Peace Montessori - Pierson Publishing Company
• Montessori, Maria From Childhood to Adolescence Indian Montessori Foundation
• Montessori, Maria The Secret of Childhood Orient Blackswan, Chennai

 

Recommended Reading

• Montessori, Maria To Educate the Human Potential Indian Montessori Foundation
• Montessori, Maria What You Should Know About Your Child Indian Montessori Foundation
• Montessori, Mario Jr., Education for Human Development Montessori - Pierson Publishing Company

 

Books published by Indian Montessori Foundation (IMF) will be available for sale at


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Accommodation

The Montessori Training and Research Trust does not provide hostel facilities. However we can guide and support students while they look for accommodation if required. Please note that MTRT neither recommends nor endorses any hostels. Students need to budget appropriately for board and lodging for the duration of the course.