Diploma Courses

Diploma Courses are aimed to acquire a deep understanding of human development in the different stages of life; as well as practical tools to prepare an optimal environment, where children can develop their full potential. 

The preparation of the adult includes the study of the child’s self-construction process, as well as a deep understanding of María Montessori’s vision of education as an aid to life; all within a perspective based on contemporary scientific knowledge.

Students also participate in practical sessions of observations, material creation, and group discussions. This preparation leads the guide to obtain the necessary theoretical and practical tools to assist children in their harmonious development.

CERTIFICATION:
DIPLOMA GRANTED BY ASSOCIATION MONTESSORI INTERNACIONALE

Diploma Course from 0 to 3 years

Nido and Infant Community- Blended Course

The 0-3 diploma course begins with an in-depth study of Montessori philosophy, theoretical and practical tools to prepare the home environment, and medical topics related to the health of both the mother and the baby during pregnancy and the first years of life.  It also includes supervised practice  at the Training Center and student teaching at an AMI-accredited schools.

The second part of the course includes  a profound study of the child´s personality development, with a strong focus on optimal brain development during the first 3 years of life.

Students also engage in the preparation of Nido and Infant Communities environments. The course concludes with written and oral exams at the end of the second summer to consolidate and share all that has been learned. 

Certification

AMI Assistant to Infancy Diploma (0-3 years)

Location

The in-person blocks can be done in Chihuahua, México or in Los Angeles, USA .

Trainers

Ale Rosas, Gabriela Velázquez and Mónica Kleiner

Option 1

Location:

In Chihuahua, Mexico
at the Montessori School of Chihuahua

Dates and times:
April 2024 – July 2025

Module 1: 3 weeks

April 22- May 11 , 2024 – Online
4:00 pm – 7:30 pm (PST)

Module 2: 4 weeks

June 28 – July 27, 2024 – In-person            Chihuahua, Mexico
8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Module 3: 3 weeks

November 4-17, 2024 – Online
4:00 pm – 7:30 pm (PST)

Module 4: 3 weeks

March 10-29, 2025 – Online 
4:00 pm – 7:30 pm (PST)

Module 5: 5 weeks

July 1- August 16, 2025 – In-person    Chihuahua, México
8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Investment

$1,200 USD for registration + $6,300 USD for the course and examination.

Payment plans-  1, 6, 12 or 18 Monthly Payments

Option 2

Location:

In Los Angeles, California at Oak Knoll Montessori School

Dates and times:
April 2024 – July 2025

Module 1: 3 weeks

April 22- May 11 , 2024 – Online
4:00 pm – 7:30 pm (PST)

Module 2: 4 weeks

July 13 – August 9, 2024 – In-person                        Los Angeles, CA
8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Module 3: 3 weeks

November 4-17, 2024 – Online
4:00 pm – 7:30 pm (PST)

Module 4: 3 weeks

March 10-29, 2025 – Online 
4:00 pm – 7:30 pm (PST)

Module 5: 5 weeks

July 19 – August 23, 2025 – In-person                      Los Angeles
8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Investment

$1,200 USD for registration + $8,800 USD for the course and examination.

*Ask for our special discount for Spanish Speakers

Payment plans-  1, 6, 12 or 18 Monthly Payments

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

Primary Diploma Course - 3 to 6 years

Blended Course IN SPANISH

The objective of the 3 to 6 Diploma Course is to provide participants with a profound understanding of early human development, with a specific focus on ages 3 to 6.

The comprehensive curriculum encompasses Montessori Theory and includes practical material demonstrations. Furthermore, the course extends its scope to various subjects, such as art, music, history, geography, and science. Practical sessions within the course involve hands-on activities like observations, material creation, and group discussions, ensuring that guides are well-equipped to establish a conducive Montessori environment for a child’s harmonious development.

Certification

Diploma as Primary Guide (3-6 years) from Association Montessori Internationale (AMI)

Trainer

Diana Vargas (Auxiliary Trainer)

LOCATION

Montessori Paolini in
Tijuana, Mexico

Course Program Duration:

Blended course – 3 online and three in-person blocks in Tijuana.
+ Observations and Teaching practice.

Dates and Times: July 2024-Agosto 2025

Module 1- 5 Weeks Blended

August, 2024- 1 week online August, 2024- 4 weeks in-Person/Tijuana
8:00am-5:30pm

Module 2- Online

September – December, 2024/ Every Tuesday – Online in the afternoons
4:00pm-7:30pm (PST)

Module 3- Online

November 25 – December 2, 2025- Online in the afternoons                                                                   4:00pm-7:30pm (PST)

Module 4- 1 Week in Person

April, 2025/ One week in person
8:00am-5:30am (PST)

Module 5- 5 Weeks in Person

July -August , 2025 – In-person/Tijuana
8:00am-5:30pm

Investment

US$1200 registration + US$6,450 Course and Exams

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

Elementary Diploma Course - 6 to 12 years

Blended Course

Course objective: AMI Workshop Guide Training Course Objective: Deepen understanding of Montessori philosophy and child development during the 6-12 age range. Theoretical classes offer insights into human development at this stage, while practical classes focus on material usage across various subjects like geography, biology, history, language, mathematics, geometry, art, and music.

The program comprises:

  1. Supervised practice sessions to familiarize students with the materials.
  2. Observation sessions in MIL teacher-led environments.
  3. Teaching practice sessions.

Students also create Montessori albums detailing materials and their presentation. Upon completion, students are equipped with theoretical and practical tools to establish enriching environments for children, enabling their potential and active community involvement.

Certification:

 Diploma as Elementary Guide (6-12 years) from the International Montessori Association.

Trainer

Tessie Schjetnan

LOCATION

Oak Knoll Montessori in Los Angeles, California

Course Program Duration:

Blended course – Five online modules and two in-person in Los Angeles, CA.
Observation and teaching practices

DATES AND TIMES: March 2025 - AUGUST 2026

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

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