Orientation to 6-12 Certificate Course 2023

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A short term programme designed to help adults to study closely the principles of the Montessori approach to supporting the development of the child focussing in greater detail at this age level. The course is scheduled over approximately 2 weeks. This is for parents or anyone wishing to understand the child between 6 and 12 years old.

Course Delivery

This course will be onsite.
Timing: 8:45 AM to 3:15 PM

Course Components

The Montessori Orientation to 6-12 Certificate Course is an intensive full time programme designed to help interested adults understand the development of children of elementary age. Due to the prevailing pandemic situation this course will be conducted online. The philosophy underpinning Montessori practice and some basic practical skills useful in interacting with children will open the way for adults to support the children at home and in school. The course would be of interest to teachers working in Montessori schools, to parents and to anyone working with children of this age. It would also be preparatory work for those considering the AMI 6-12 Diploma Course.

Theory Lectures

The theory lectures will offer the students the opportunity to examine Montessori’s theory of child development in the elementary years, an overview of Montessori’s vision of cosmic education, an interdisciplinary approach to the study of human beings, their endeavours and relationship with the universe. The role and attitude of the adult will also be discussed.


Students are required to do a minimum of 9 hours of observation. In the current situation a few hours will be organized online and a few will be assigned as homework. We will help each student organize these hours with flexibility in accordance to their situation.  Based on their observation students are required to record and submit a report.


Students will need to submit written work at regular intervals during the course, which will include theory essays and observation reports. All assignments must be completed in order to receive the certificate.

Email, Internet and Scanning

Students will need regular access to email and the internet throughout the course. All assignments will need to be submitted electronically. Students will be required to scan and upload some of their work.


Lectures will be in English. Coursework must be presented in English. It will be necessary for students to take lecture notes, read Montessori books, write original essays and prepare assignments based on course information.


The AMI Montessori Orientation to 6-12 Certificate is awarded to those who complete all the requirements. In order to receive the Certificate, the applicant should:

  • Submit all the assignments
  • Complete the required hours of observation and submit an Observation report
  • Have 90% attendance


Students must have a minimum of 90% attendance. Students without the minimum attendance will not be eligible for an AMI certificate.


We welcome candidates from all walks of life and different professions. This course is open to anyone wishing to know more about the Montessori philosophy.

Admission Procedure

Admissions are on a first come first served basis.  Applications must be submitted with all enclosures.


Indian Nationals Foreign Nationals Opening Date End Date
Course Fee
₹ 26267.00 $ 525.00 April 1, 2022 February 8, 2023

Books and Stationery

It is advisable for students to acquire the Montessori books in the Required Reading list.  The students will also have to acquire stationery for the course, for course submissions.   All guidance will be given during the course.

Books and Reading

To prepare for the course and for working in a Montessori environment it is good practice to read around the subject. The following list of books is provided to help you begin this process. Some of these books will be made available in the student library.

Required Reading

  • Montessori, Maria Citizen of the World Montessori-Pierson Publishing Company
  • Montessori, Maria The Formation of Man Indian Montessori Foundation
  • Montessori, Maria Education and Peace Indian Montessori Foundation
  • Montessori, Maria The Advanced Montessori Method Vols. 1 & 2 Montessori-Pierson Publishing Company
  • Montessori, Maria From Childhood to Adolescence Indian Montessori Foundation
  • Montessori, Maria To Educate the Human Potential Indian Montessori Foundation
  • Montessori, Maria The Child, Society and the World Montessori-Pierson Publishing Company
  • Montessori, Maria The Absorbent Mind Indian Montessori Foundation

Recommended Reading

Montessori, Mario Jr., Education for Human Development: Understanding Montessori Montessori-Pierson Publishing Company

Books published by Indian Montessori Foundation (IMF) will be available for sale at https://montessori-india.org/store/

In case any further queries please contact the distributor
Coral Groups
Mobile: +91 98416 89808
Email: coralgroups@outlook.com

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