Reasons to take the course
Have a double Master's degree from the university and an AMI Diploma. It is the only AMI Montessori from 6 to 12 years old with Master's recognition at European level.
Participate in the only AMI Montessori course from 6 to 12 years old that is currently taught in Spain.
Obtain the Diploma of the International Montessori Association, currently considered responsible for the most serious and complete Montessori training in the world.
Take the AMI course from 6 to 12 years of international scope, adapted to the Spanish, English and Russian curriculum, with the cultural richness that this entails.
Take the course at the Montessori-Palau Girona school facilities. This, with more than a thousand students between 0 and 18 years old, is a center of reference in Spain. The organization, facilities and complementary services offer comforts and facilities for the master's students and their children.
Have priority to carry out observations and practices at the Montessori-Palau Girona school.
The Master in AMI Montessori Guide from 6 to 12 years old is designed to acquire a good knowledge of the theory and practice of the Montessori proposal in Primary Education, with the aim of helping children in their development and adaptation to society. The training includes all the curricular areas, which, with Montessori pedagogy, are much more than those addressed by traditional education. These cover philosophy, psychology and the content of the knowledge areas, with their teaching-learning materials and activities. The course methodology includes theoretical classes, practices with materials, observations and practices in Montessori schools.
The master is taught over a period of three summers (2020-2022). During the intermediate school years, observations and teaching practice are carried out in Montessori environments.
Hours: Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.
- First course (2020): from June 29 to August 21, 2020. From June 29 to July 24, the first two subjects will take place, leading to the Postgraduate course in Montessori Foundations and Early Childhood Education.
- Second year (2021): from June 28 to August 13, 2021 (holidays on July 16 and 19).
- Third year (2022): from June 27 to August 12, 2022 (public holiday on July 25).
Opening hours of the MIRTC student center: Monday to Friday, from 8 am to 11 pm; Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Location taking place: Montessori Palau International Research and Training Center, MIRTC
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In the external practices two modalities are contemplated: the observations of children and Montessori environments and the practices as Montessori guide.
During the 2020-2021 school year, after the first summer of the course, students complete three weeks (90 hours) of observations of children and Montessori environments in a Primary School, under the supervision of an AMI-certified Montessori Guide. Observations allow students to continue their studies in a Montessori classroom, help to discover the reality of children and guarantee the development of habitual, precise and dynamic movements that students can apply in their future daily practice. Each day of observation, students observe the classroom by applying previously observed Observation Guidelines. These guidelines, or tips, are designed to focus the student's attention on a particular aspect of child development and Montessori theory. Students should record their observations and prepare their observation report.
During the 2021-2022 school year, after the second summer of the course, students complete four weeks (132 hours) of practice as a Montessori guide in a primary school, under the supervision of an AMI-certified Montessori Guide. Teaching practice enables students to apply their knowledge of child development and materials and to work directly with children in authentic Montessori classrooms. This is the time to put into practice and hone your skills to make presentations on the different areas of the curriculum, as well as to improve learning about the management of a Montessori Primary Education classroom. A report must be made of the planning, implementation and evaluation of the teaching practice.
Students choose where to carry out their observations and practices anywhere in the world, but always in a primary school where there is a Montessori prepared environment and an AMI certified guide who applies the Montessori approach. In the choice of the practice center, it is necessary to have the prior approval of the Master's director. Collaboration agreements must be signed between the university and each training center. The MIRTC is located at the Montessori Palau Girona School, which has 16 classrooms with AMI-certified primary teachers available to welcome students who must make observations.
Who is it for?
The master's degree is especially aimed at teachers, pedagogues, psychologists and educational professionals who want to obtain the AMI Diploma to be Montessori guides in an environment from 6 to 12 years old. However, it is also open to anyone from any field who wants to know in depth the Montessori proposal for children from 6 to 12 years old.
University degree linked to Educational Sciences, Pedagogy, Psychology or other related university degrees. The master can also be accessed by having other university degrees, depending on each personal situation. If you do not have a university degree and, for professional or personal reasons, you would like to access the master, there is the possibility that you can also obtain the AMI Diploma of Montessori Guide from 6 to 12 years old, but instead of the master it is available of a certificate of attendance from the Fundació UdG: Innovació i Formació.
On the other hand, if you have the AMI Diploma of Montessori Guide from 3 to 6 years old or an AMI certificate of a Montessori Foundations course from 6 to 12 years old carried out in another training center, you can request the validation of the two linked subjects to the Montessori Foundations in Early Childhood Education course. In this case, students can start the master five weeks later, on July 27, 2020.
This master requires a lot of work and training at the university level. For this reason, in the registration process, references and a statement of motivations are requested to take the course. Likewise, the candidate must have a personal interview with the director of the master's degree to clarify doubts.
The main objective of the master is to train in the conceptual, emotional and technical fields to guide the self-development of children in a Montessori environment from 6 to 12 years old.
This objective involves:
- In-depth knowledge of the evolutionary psychology of children according to the theory of Dr. María Montessori, which is in accordance with the most recent scientific discoveries.
- Know in depth the Montessori proposal to help the self-development of the child and, at the same time, help to improve society.
- Prepare personally and emotionally to observe the child and respectfully approach their own self-development.
- Understand and record didactic and methodological proposals in all areas of knowledge in an interdisciplinary way.
- Thoroughly know the materials and the prepared environment from 6 to 12 years old.
- Know how to adequately present materials and stories from the different areas of the curriculum.
- Know the organizational and technical tools necessary to manage a Montessori environment from 6 to 12 years old.
- Guide to a Montessori Primary Education classroom. In Spain, you must also have a teaching qualification.
- Recognition of professional training to be a teacher in education from 6 to 12 years old in Montessori schools in many parts of the world.
- Management and advice on educational projects in any type of company related to education.
About the School
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