Primary Course Overview
The AMI Primary Teacher Training Course is designed to educate adults about the Montessori philosophy and curriculum for children aged 3 to 6 years old, often referred to as the Casa classroom. Students receive a comprehensive educational experience that explores the Montessori history, philosophy and practice.
Applicants are required to have either a Bachelor’s Degree, or a College Diploma/Private Career College Diploma with at least 2 years of work experience.
The academic school year runs from September through to the end of May
with classes Monday to Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Students are expected to be available on Fridays for exam preparation and while practice teaching. The course is scheduled with two weeks holiday in December and two weeks holiday in March.
The AMI Montessori Primary Diploma is granted upon satisfactory completion of the course requirements in:
Course Tuition Fees
The tuition for the 2021-2022 academic year is $12,100 CAD payable as follows:
|Application Fee: $200.|
|$1,300.00||Non-refundable deposit due upon receipt of a letter of acceptance|
|$5,400.00||Due on the first day of the first term|
|$5,400.00||Due on or before the first day of the second term|
|$50.00||AMI Membership due with first term tuition fees|
|$500.00||Examination fees due with second term tuition fees|
Tuition fees are the same for international students.
Approximately $500.00 CAD should be budgeted for albums, books and materials.
Note: No tuition is required for the second term should a student withdraw or be asked to withdraw before January 1, 2022.
Financial assistance may be available for those who qualify. For further information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 416-769-7457.
The Foundation for Montessori Education welcomes applications from international students. The AMI Primary Course is conducted in English at a university level. Applicants who have English as a second language are responsible for ensuring their language proficiency is at a minimum TOEFL score of 83 or IELTS Academic score overall band of 6.
Those who hold a degree from a university outside of Canada must have their degree assessed by an academic credentials evaluation service or a recognized Canadian University and submit the assessment along with their application.
World Education Services provides credential assessment on a document-by-document basis.
The Absorbent Mind
All of the above titles written by Dr. Maria Montessori
Education for Human Development
Understanding the Human Being