University Department, Training Centre
For over 50 years, the Washington Montessori Institute has provided state-of-the-art training for adults to acquire the skills and understanding to guide children in all aspects of their development. In thirteen months, our students earn a diploma from the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) specializing in primary (3-6 year olds) or elementary (6-12 year-olds) as well as an MEd in Montessori Education. This intensive preparation gives our students a solid foundation to implement Montessori education as well as a broad perspective on the current educational landscape.
We welcome students with B.A.s in a wide variety of disciplines. Every year, we can count on our student body to be a rich, diverse group of fascinating people.
AMI-trained teachers are in high demand in the United States in both private and public education. The majority of our student to receive multiple job offers, some from schools in other countries.
The Montessori approach is global. We work with the natural inclination towards learning inherent in every child. Our method is to offer children the opportunity to thrive in a place designed to engage them in constructive activity. We celebrate the unique gifts of each individual and support the development of community. We offer an environment that assists the child in becoming self-disciplined, independent, generous, responsible and joyful. We support the child in becoming an independent thinker and, eventually, a socially responsible global citizen. This alternative to traditional models provides an education that is a “preparation for life.”
Our students immerse themselves in the study of child development, the use of specialized hands-on materials, and acquiring various strategies to respond to the needs of children.
Key Services: AMI training center at primary and elementary levels