Admission to the Elementary Courses
The Elementary Course is open to:
- Candidates with a Bachelor's Degree and an A.M.I. Primary Diploma*
- Candidates with a Bachelor's Degree but not an A.M.I. Primary Diploma who have satisfactorily completed the Foundation Course.*
(*Exceptions made at the discretion of the Training Center.)
Elementary Course (6 to 12 years)
The elementary course combines intensive lectures with hands-on exploration of teaching materials and classroom observations. It is an interdisciplinary study of human beings, their endeavors, and their relationship to the universe.
At the elementary level, children seek the reason for everything. Instead of expecting the child to memorize a curriculum, the Montessori teacher presents aspects of culture to the elementary child as "seeds of interest" lessons which touch the child's imagination and ignite their intellect. Searching for answers through individual and small group activities, elementary students learn geography, biology, history, language, science, music, art, and all branches of mathematics. The training for elementary teachers also includes Dr. Montessori's principles of psychology, education, and teaching methodology.
The Foundation Course
The Foundation Course is an intensive course held during the Summer. It is designed to give comprehensive knowledge of the Primary Montessori Curriculum which forms the basis of and relates to the work of the Elementary Course. It is a prerequisite for applicants who do not hold an A.M.I. Primary Diploma. Click here for dates.
During the initial part of the application procedure, the prospective student needs to submit the application form provided on this website and follow the included instructions.
When all application components have been received, a personal interview is generally required. Phone interviews can be scheduled for those who do not reside locally.
The Montessori Institute of Milwaukee, Inc., does not discriminate with respect to its faculty, staff students, employees or any other relationship within the corporation on the basis of race, color, sex, handicap, religion or national or ethnic origin.
Graduate Programs: M.Ed and C.A.S in Montessori Education
Loyola University Maryland offers the M.Ed. degree in Montessori Education
and the Certificate of Advanced Study in Education (C.A.S.)
, in affiliation with the Montessori Institute of Milwaukee.
Students must apply to both the Montessori Institute of Milwaukee and Loyola University Maryland. If admitted into Loyola's graduate program, enrolled students earn credit for courses they are taking at the Montessori Institute of Milwaukee and complete the degree requirements with coursework taken at residence ay Loyola.
Application Deadlines for Loyola University Maryland
For the Milwaukee Institute of Milwaukee courses that begin in summer, priority application deadline for Loyola is May 15.
For Montessori Institute of Milwaukee courses that follow the academic year format and begin in September, priority deadline for Loyola is August 15. The deadline for International students is May 1.
ANNOUNCING: Possible Three Summer Elementary Course in the Chicago Area Beginning in 2018!
We have heard from several people in the past that "it would be great if there were an AMI training option in Chicago."
Now there will be...but only with your help!
We are very excited about the possibility of expanding our AMI elementary community and supporting the expansion of AMI Montessori in Chicago Public Schools.
We have a team of trainers, we have a facility in Evanston, we have some material making underway.
Do we have people who are interested? That is the next step!
If you know someone who might be interested, or if your school is interested in sending staff to training, please let us know by filling out the following form or sending an email directly to the training center email@example.com.
Now accepting applications for AMI Elementary Teacher Training Programs starting in 2018.
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