Diploma Course 3-6

The Montessori 3–6 Diploma Course started in May 2015 and proceeds to November 2016. The course is directed by Elina Rautasalo.


The training takes place in the following blocks:
May 18 – June 19, 2015
November 11 – December 18, 2015
May 16 – June 17, 2016
September 26 – October 30, 2016
November 6 – November 13, 2016

Director of Course

Montessori trainer Elina Rautasalo Elina Rautasalo

Elina is an AMI 3-6 Director of Course and has been involved in education for over 25 years. She trained to become a teacher and studied musicology in her native Finland. In the early 1990s, she became interested in Montessori pedagogy, and moved to London to study at the Maria Montessori Institute (AMI), where she gained her AMI 3-6 Montessori Diploma. Elina also holds a Bachelor of Education (Hons.) from the Institute of Education, University of London.

Over the years Elina has worked with both children and adults. At present, Elina is Director of Course at the Maria Montessori Institute, London, with a particular responsibility for the Summer Courses. In addition, Elina has been involved in AMI’s work in South-East Asia for a number of years, recently serving as the Director of Course at the primary course in Thailand in 2011-12 and directing an Assistants Course in Vietnam in 2014.

In her spare time, Elina enjoys books, music and playing the violin and investigating executive functions in relation to Montessori education.



Training Content

  • Montessori Theory
  • Practical Life Exercises
  • Sensorial Exercises
  • Language
  • Mathematics

Course Requirments

Albums on Work with Materials

Preparation of albums which contain illustrated notes on the didactic material. The albums serve as the personal records of the students describing Montessori material and work with it.

Practical  Work with the Material

The students get an opportunity to explore and learn through their own work with Montessori material and equipment.


The examination consists of the written and oral part.


The attendance of 90 % at lectures and supervised practice is required. If the student is absent from more than 10% of lessons, the student will not receive the AMI diploma.


To enroll on the course, please send a signed application form to our email registrace@amiprague.cz. The Organizer of the Course will confirm the enrollment of the potential training candidate as soon as the enrollment procedure allows it (examination of data, completion of required documents and an interview if necessary).

  • An application form must be filled in and submitted
  • Curriculum vitae must be submitted
  • Certificates of professional training and employment must be submitted
  • Admission interview in case that any questions need to be asked
  • Registration fee of EUR 200 must be sent to the bank account of the Organizer.

The application can be found in the Documents.

In order to teach at a Montessori School after successful completion of the training, a state school teaching diploma may be required. Although this is not a necessary requirement for admission to the course, we recommend checking whether such a certificate is needed in the country where the student intends to work.


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

The fees are:

Registration fee: EUR 200 Due 10 days after submitting the application fee
Course fee and Exam fee: EUR 10 500 In full due before November 2016, individual payment calendars may be established.

There is no exemption from or refund of enrolment fees – the training fee is non-refundable.


Basic Info
Course application
Course fee payment calendar