An AMI diploma is respected worldwide for its authenticity, high standards, and quality. The hands-on Montessori training provides the framework and tools for successfully teaching what works for each child, regardless of their socioeconomic status and stage of development. You will use the principles of Montessori education to foster a hands-on, self-paced, collaborative, and joyful classroom at any school, anywhere in the world. 


Courses are offered over one academic year, during summer vacations or in study modules according to the format approved by the AMI Scientific Pedagogy Group. The course programmes include lectures, seminars, reading sessions covering Montessori philosophy, child development, and information on the presentation of Montessori materials. 

Each course also includes significant components of observation and teaching practice, supervised practice using Montessori didactic materials, classroom material making, and preparation of individual classroom manuals.

Age Levels

The courses offered by AMI prepare adults to work with children at the following levels: 

  • Assistants to Infancy (0-3)
  • Primary/Casa dei Bambini/Children’s House (3-6)
  • First Plane (0-6)
  • Elementary (6-12)
  • Adolescent (12-18) 

Where and When

Training takes place around the world and can be followed at various times during the year, depending on the location of the Training Centre. Visit the AMI Training Centres page and view courses to find a centre near you as well as training abroad. Many of our centres have an international student group.

Get Started

Choose where you wish to study and contact directly the Training Centre of your choice for information on upcoming programmes, entrance fees, schedules, and more. If relocating to study, our centres will be able to advise you on housing, visa requirements, and additional relevant information.

Your AMI diploma is just the beginning. See for yourself the job opportunities available upon graduation.