Diploma Course 6-12 (2017-2019)

The Montessori 6-12 Diploma Course takes place from February 2017 till April 2019.



February 20 – March 31, 2017
September 18 – October 20, 2017
April 23 – May 25, 2018
Sept 17 – October 19, 2018
January 7 – February 8, 2019 (written exams the last week)
March 25 – April 12, 2019 (oral exams practice and oral exams)

Course Director

AMI Trainer Carla FosterCarla Foster

Carla Foster has been the AMI Director of Diploma Course at Montessori Training Center of New England (MTCNE) the past few years and also works at the University College, Høgskolen i Vestfold og Buskerud, in Norway.

Carla holds a bachelor degree in Social Anthropology and Scandinavian Studies and a combined Masters degree in Old Icelandic Literature and Norwegian Literature from UC Berkeley. She has AMI 3-6 and 6-12 diplomas from MMI in London and the Montessori Institute of Milwaukee.  She has worked with children at the levels 3-6, 6-9 and 9-12, working in both private and public Montessori schools.  She has been an elementary trainer since 2011 and had the privilege of doing some of that training under Jean Miller at the Navadisha Montessori Institute in Chennai, India, and the rest under Ann Dunne in London, England.

Carla is originally from California, but has lived in Norway since 1995, where she had a 6-9 class for 12 years and consults for schools in Norway.  She has also taught ballet, modern dance, African dance and Irish dance for many years and has given workshops on writing and bringing drama, music and dance into the elementary classroom. . .

Course Content

  • Child Psychology
  • Language
  • Mathematics
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Geography
  • Biology
  • History
  • Music
  • Observations and Teaching Practice
  • Material Making
  • Foundation information on work with 3-6 children will be incorporated throughout the whole course program. All students, including AMI 3-6 Diploma holders, must attend the entire  course.

Course Requirements

  • Observations
  • Practical teaching and supervised practice
  • Written introductions to the subject areas
  • Written reference albums
  • Required reading
  • Material making and oral stories
  • Exams – oral and written


Applicants need to present satisfactory evidence of their ability to pursue academic work at the graduate level. Prior Montessori pedagogical education and experience is not required for course enrollment.
To apply for course enrollment, students need to fill out the Course Application together with a CV, a motivation essay and two professional references in English, in a PDF format, with original signatures, by email, no later than January 31, 2017.
Upon submission of the above, a Skype application interview will be arranged with a representative of Montessori Institute Prague in English.
Within a week after the Skype application interview, students will receive a letter informing them of their application status.
Student applications will be processed on a “first come first serve” basis. The capacity of the course is 50 students.
Upon acceptance to the course, students will receive a course handbook and a course contract. The course contract must be signed within 2 weeks after acceptance in the course.


All rules and conditions related to the training fees and payment are established by the Student Contract.

The fees are:

Registration fee: EUR 300 Due with application package
Course fee EUR 10 500 In full due before December 2018, there are  Payment Options available.
Exam fee EUR 500 Due before the exam


Basic Fact Sheet
Application Payment Options