Realize Your Dream. Become a
Montessori Elementary Teacher
Currently, educators are searching for effective ways to reach children from all levels of society. Montessori education has demonstrated that it can meet the needs of both inner city and suburban children. Teachers who are trained in Montessori techniques are critically needed. Every year there are more elementary Montessori teaching positions than there are qualified AMI teachers.
Training Programs for Montessori Teachers
The Montessori Institute of Milwaukee offers both Primary and Elementary Teacher Certifications.
- The Elementary diploma can be earned after successful completion of either our Academic Year Program or our Multi-summer Program
- The Primary diploma can be earned after successful completion of our Multi-summer Program
Academic Year Program
Trainees have an integrated, uninterupted experience wherein lectures, observations, practice with materials, material making, and student teaching are under direct supervision of the training center staff.
In this program trainees earn their diploma over the course of three summers!
Trainees are required to return to M.I.M. for a weekend seminar in each of the intervening winters.
In between summers one and two, students are required to spend two uniterrupted 2-week sessions in classrooms directed by A.M.I. teachers for observations.
In between summers two and three, students are required to spend two uniterrupted 2-week sessions in classrooms directed by A.M.I. teachers for student teaching.
Dates for Elementary Diploma for ages 6-12.
Full-time Academic Year Program
September 4, 2013 - May, 2014
(exam dates to be set by AMI)
July - August, 2014
June - August, 2015
June - early August, 2016
Dates for Multi-year Primary Diploma for ages 3-6.
|Nov. 27th -Dec. 19th
|March 12th - June 15th
|June 17th - August 23rd
|Jan. 18 - 20
(3 day winter
|June 23rd - July 25th
5:00pm - 8:30 pm
9:00 am - 4:15 pm
|Monday - Friday
9:00 - 4:15 pm
The AMI certified Montessori Institute of Milwaukee (MIM) training programs prepare teachers to work in Montessori classes with children 3 to 6 and 6 to 12 years old.
The internationally recognized diploma of the Association Montessori Internationale is awarded by the Association to graduates of recognized training courses. These courses must meet rigorous standards, both in content and teaching staff. Only those schools whose classes are conducted by A.M.I. Diploma holders are eligible for recognition by A.M.I.
Elementary studies include:
Dr. Montessori's principles of psychology; education and teaching methodology, geography, biology, history, language, science, music, art and all branches of mathematics.
Primary studies include:
Psychology, child development and philosophy of the Montessori approach,
The Exercises of Practical Life and the child's acquisition of fundamental learning skills, sensorial development, and development of spoken and written language, mathematics, geography, history, art, biology and music.
All studies include:
Supervised practice with the Montessori materials under the guidance of experienced, qualified staff, observation in AMI classes, practice teaching in AMI classes under trainer supervision, material making, preparation of albums containing illustrated notes of didactic materials.
Graduate credit available at Loyola University Maryland
toward a M.Ed./Masters in Education or for those who already hold a M.Ed., a Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) is offered.
The Montessori Institute of Milwaukee, Inc., does not discriminate with respect to its faculty, staff, students, employees or any other relationship within the corporation on the basis of race, color, sex, handicap, religion or national or ethnic origin.
Come visit the training center for an Information Session about our
upcoming course to become a Montessori elementary teacher.
Tuesday, May 28th at 5:30 p.m.
Meet members of the staff and graduates of the program. Learn about the
M.Ed. option, and financial aid possibilities.
Milwaukee has the largest public Montessori program in the country!
Teachers are needed. Every journey begins with a single step. Take the
Reservations are recommended.
Please call or email Sarah
Tel: (414) 481-5050
Based upon her professional observations, Dr. Maria Montessori demonstrated the existence of previously unrecognized powers of learning in children.
Her teaching methods strive to aid each child to achieve the fullest realization of his or her unique potential.
In the Children's House (ages 3-6 years) children individually explore the environment using sensorial material.
In the elementary stage (ages 6 to 12) children want to learn the reason for everything; they search for answers through small group activities.
Rather than expecting the child to memorize a curriculum, Dr. Montessori presented aspects of culture to the elementary child as "seeds of interest;" lessons to touch the imagination and set fire to the intellect.
The Association Montessori Internationale was established in 1929 by Dr. Maria Montessori in order to further the rights of the child in society. With headquarters in Amsterdam, Holland A.M.I. is supported by distinguished scholars and statesmen all over the world. A.M.I. is the recognized international authority on Montessori education and directs studies in affiliated teacher training institutions throughout Europe, Asia, Africa, North America, and Australia.