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    Master's Online degree in Montessori Pedagogy
    Elementary Specialty

    • Triple degree
    • 2,250 hours of training
    • 90 University credits
    • 90 Hours of observation practice (internship)
    • Limited places
    • This programme is taught in spanish

    “100% online, no schedules, no commuting, at your own pace”



    Master’s degree in Montessori Pedagogy for the Elementary stage, taught by the International Montessori Institute (IMI) in collaboration with the University of Barcelona (UB).

    Dr Maria Montessori brought forth through her method a pedagogical approach endorsed by the scientific community and worldwide recognised. The objective of this pedagogy is to educate human beings as unique people with training to act with freedom, intelligence and dignity.

    Montessori education is a pedagogical approach of wide recognition at international level; Dr María Montessori developed during the first half of the twentieth century an educational method based on the scientific observation of children: their various stages of development throughout life, their potential, their interests and their capabilities.

    Current scientific research continues to validate her educational method every day as a set of elements that help our children and students in their holistic development of mind, body and emotions.


    This Master’s degree taught from a classical Montessori perspective, offers comprehensive training, providing an adequate scientific, philosophical and methodological basis. Training the student to become a Montessori Guide in stages 6-9 and 9-12 years, with the aim of contributing, with a global pedagogical approach, to the quality of children’s education



    About childhood: what the brain like at this stage and how it learns

    Beginning at age of 6, the intellectual development accelerates. Although in childhood it was necessary to know through the senses, at the age of 6 the child begins to develop his capacity for abstraction, which María Montessori relates to the power of imagination: the capacity of the human being that allows him to create culture and technology , which helps you to relate and serve others

    Children’s reasoning minds make them focus on the why of things, establish cause-effect relationships, and identify patterns. Therefore, it is the propitious moment to offer them multiple options of knowledge, where the relationships between the different areas are seen. In this way, each one deepens based on their own interest. Curiously, one of the pedagogical resources most used in Montessori Schools at this age is the metaphor, since the exercise of interpreting and comparing to understand represents another advance on an intellectual level.

    It also greatly increases the ability to thought. That is, while the little ones live in the here and now, the children of primary school are able to ask themselves the same questions of the great philosophers: who am I? Where I come from? How was the world created? These natural concerns, according to its creator, are a fertile space to promote awareness of the human being in his relationship with life in any of its manifestations.

    After 6 years old, he also begins to develop his moral sense: he distinguishes the good, the just, the correct; sometimes he is more interested in everyone following the rules of a game than in the game itself.

    Before and after 9 years, the difference lies in its power of abstraction. That is, while between 6 and 8 years they need to manipulate the object -material- for a long time, to achieve symbolic representation and then elaborate the concept, between 9 and 12 years old – high primary-, it is only used the material at the time of explanation and there is much more work with notebooks and books.

    Another aspect of development that notably influences behavior also occurs in upper elementary school: the onset of puberty. In this stage, hormonal activation reduces their ability to concentrate, they lose interest in consciousness and they begin to need long periods of sleep. A little later, when entering adolescence fully, the brain does a kind of pruning, to establish other neural connections.


    At International Montessori Institute (IMI) we have a clear objective: to offer a classic and rigorous Montessori training based on the original sources of Dr Maria Montessori and adapting to current educational needs.

    Our faculty is made up of a team of more than fifty professionals who have been carefully selected for their great training and extensive international experience, with the aim of transmitting to our students all the wealth of the Montessori Method in different social fields. Teachers and trainers distributed in three continents, expert educators, with an extraordinary aptitude for teaching. As well as our advice and consulting team, which work to make IMI a Montessori pedagogy training centre of worldwide reference.




    Master the implementation strategies of the Montessori Method.

    Obtain a general and interdisciplinary overview of all curricular areas.

    Live the educational practice by positioning students in school classrooms in the centre of learning and sharing with them the pleasure of education.

    Facilitate a space for critical reflection on educational practice, based on the latest scientific evidences.

    Know the learning potential of the brain and the neuroscientific bases that validate Montessori Education.

    Manipulate Montessori Materials understanding their objectives in depth.

    Create a prepare an environment that is suitable for this age stage.



    • Historical Context: History and life of Dr. Maria Montessori: The fascinating story of Dr. Montessori and her educational method which quickly took hold across the world.
    • Montessori’s Philosophy: Montessori’s philosophy: A broad theoretical foundation rooted in the scientific observation of human nature.
    • Didactic and educational approach: Didactic models: the practical implications of the different models. Processes and experiences in educational innovation: how to enrich children’s classrooms through a process of constant innovation.
    • The Role of the adult: The adult in relation to the child, the importance of observing and caring for relationships.
    • Prepared environment: As an educational element, its adequacy and management.
    • Scientific validations: From Montessori pedagogy from psychology to Neuroscience.
    • Observation techniques: Montessori Education has been developed from the scientific observation of children’s nature. The importance of training this skill on which classroom management is based in a Montessori prepared environment.
    • Geometry: the geometry materials allow the child to build patterns, which are decisive for his reasoning mind.
    • Language: Language is the backbone of community life and learning. Oral language plays an essential role in Montessori environments from the beginning and, little by little, literacy is introduced naturally and spontaneously.
    • Mathematics: Dr Montessori collects the concept of the “mathematical mind” of Blaise Pascal and transforms it into a didactic reality. Concrete materials that accompany the natural process of the mind towards mathematical abstraction. All the Activities necessary to offer a solid mathematical base for children.
    • Cosmic: Dr. Montessori was aware of the relationship between life and the environment, which speaks of the cosmic tasks of each element in nature. Each one, by the simple fact of existing, performs a task, maintaining the balance that has evolved through the ages. In this area we will cover the subjects of History, Geography and Biology.



    This master’s degree offers a solid theoretical basis to implement a pedagogy focused on the development of children. The complete Montessori theory enriched with contents of Educational Didactics and Neuroscience. Each module is offered by trainers / is specialized in the various areas of study.

    Theoretical phase modules:

    • Historical Context.
    • Philosophy I
    • Philosophy II
    • The Role of the Adult.
    • The Prepared Environment.
    • Scientific Evidences.
    • Teaching Approach


    This phase includes all the presentations of Montessori materials and activities offered by trainers and teachers in each Montessori area, as well as the gradual elaboration of each student’s personal albums in permanent dialogue with the teachers.

    Modules of the practical phase:

    • Neuroscience applied to education
    • Mathematics.
    • Geometry.
    • Language.
    • Cosmic Education

    “S-IMI-L” material is included for the practical phase.


    In IMI we are known for being a training centre based on the quality and rigour of all our formations, considering the reputation and international prestige that all the degrees granted by our institution have, making up the value of the certification that is attained.

    From the centre, we offer our students a wide range of services, which aim to provide the necessary tools and content, to achieve the desired success.
    We are aware of the effort and time you are going to devote to this Master’s degree and the strategic importance of obtaining this for your professional development, which we certainly hope you can get at the end of the programme.

    In order to do this, after years of work and effort, in collaboration with the European Design Institute we have created S-IMI-L. This material is based on the original Montessori materials and converts them into a material with the same characteristics, proportions and measures as the original. Manufactured among other rigid cardboard, polystyrene and other materials, in order to be easily manipulated and to send them to our students, so they can work with them at home.


    Educators (6 to 12 years old)

    Elementary teachers (6 to 12 years old)

    Foreign Language Teachers.

    Physical Education Teachers.

    Special Education, Hearing, and Language Teachers.

    Music teachers.

    Educators in centres for children with special needs.

    Psychologists and speech therapists in reeducation centres for children with slight difficulties of learning (dyslexias, dyscalculias …)

    Homeschooler Families (homeschooling)

    Educators for toy libraries.

    Educators in vacation camp centres.

    Other educational environments.



    Once the course is finished, students who successfully complete the training will obtain:

    • Master’s degree in Montessori Pedagogy. Elementary speciality, issued by the University of Barcelona and International Montessori Institute
    • Montessori IMI Guide Certificate 6-9 (Workshop I)
    • Montessori IMI Guide Certificate 9-12 (Workshop II)

    Degree with international recognition and validity.

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    02/11/2020 - 30/10/2022




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    24 instalments of 293€

    • Cost of this course: €7.650
    • Tuition €1200 to pay on 15/10/2020
    • 1st installment on 05/11/2020
    • 24th instalment on 5/10/2022

    18 instalments of 382€*

    • Cost of this course: €7.650
    • Tuition €1200 to pay on 15/10/2020
    • 1st installment on 05/11/2020
    • 18th instalment on 5/04/2022

    12 instalments of 549€*

    • Cost of this course: €7.650
    • Tuition €1200 to pay on 15/10/2020
    • 1st installment on 05/11/2020
    • 12th instalment on 5/10 /2021

    Single payment

    • Improved price: €7.267,50
    • 5% Discount (€-367,50)
    • Only one payment of €7.018,50 on 15/10/2020
    • Single payment

    * This modality entails a 1.1% TIN for administrative expenses charge, direct debit management and return of instalments.

    • In addition to the modalities of fractional and single payments, we have a personal counselling service in order to adapt to the economic needs of our students. Do not hesitate to contact us: imi@montessorispace.com
    • In case of cancellation of the training due to not reaching the minimum threshold of registered students, IMI undertakes to return all amounts paid.
    • Once the registration is done, an advisor will contact and send the student the registration form, where the desired payment option is to be indicated.
    • International Montessori Institute and University of Barcelona reserve the right not to teach the Master if a minimum number of students is not enrolled.