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Order NAMTA's 2013-2015 supplement to the Whole-School Montessori Handbook, The Evolution of a Montessori High School

NAMTA's purpose is to maintain Montessori traditions, and at the same time, to be on the cutting edge of innovative education. Accordingly, we provide the medium for study, interpretation, and improvement of Montessori education.

Montessori Teacher Training

The Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) oversees Montessori teacher training at affiliated institutions on four continents.


AMI training is offered at three different levels:

  • Assistants to Infancy (infant-toddler, ages 0-3)
  • Casa dei Bambini (primary, ages 3-6)
  • Elementary (ages 6-12)

Each course includes developmental psychology, Montessori theory, and practical, hands-on classroom training, as well as observation and practice teaching under training center guidance in approved, AMI-staffed Montessori classrooms.


AMI training courses last a minimum of one academic year and are full-time courses of study. Some AMI courses are offered over a period of two or three consecutive summers, with interim work.


A bachelor's degree is required for admission to U.S. courses, but some exceptions are made based upon the applicant's background and goals. AMI courses qualify for graduate credit in education at selected colleges and universities; details are available from each training center.


Visit for a complete list of AMI-affiliated Montessori training courses. AMI training courses in the United States can be viewed at


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