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Elementary Education 6-12

  • Triple degree
  • 2.250 training hours
  • 90 University credits
  • 90 hours of observation practice
  • 120 hours of practice with materials
  • This programme is taught in Spanish



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

Dr Maria Montessori offers us with this method a pedagogical proposal endorsed by the scientific community and recognised worldwide. The objective of this pedagogy is the training of human beings as unique people with training to act with freedom, intelligence and dignity.

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

Current scientific research continues to validate this 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 from a classical Montessorian perspective offers comprehensive training, providing an adequate scientific, philosophical and methodological basis. Training the student to become a Montessori Guide for the 6-9 and 9-12 years old stages, with the aim of contributing, with a global pedagogical proposal, to the quality of education and treatment of children.


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, adapted to the current educational needs.

Our team is made of more than fifty professionals who have been carefully selected for their great training and extensive international career, with the aim of transmitting to our students all the wealth of the Montessori Method. Trainers and teachers distributed in three continents, expert educators, with an extraordinary aptitude for teaching. As well as our advisory support team, which work to make IMI a worldwide Montessori pedagogy training centre of reference.


Learn strategies for implementation of the Montessori method.

Get an interdisciplinary overview of curricular areas.

Live the educational practice placing children as the center of the learning and sharing with them the pleasure for education.

Provide a space for reflection about educational practice, based on the latest scientific evidence.

To know the brain’s learning potentialities and neuroscientist bases that validated Montessori Education.

Practice with Montessori materials understanding its objectives in depth.

Develop a Prepared Environment suitable for this stage of age.



  • 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.
  • Montessori, a scientific method: The scientific research of the last decades validates the characteristic elements of Montessori Education.
  • Neuroscience applied to education: This new branch of science shows us the neural keys of learning and the path to effective and healthy learning.
  • 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.
  • Practical life: Dr Montessori proposes Practical Life activities as a bridge between the house and the school environment. These activities allow a holistic development of mind, body and emotions. Motor coordination, development of autonomy, adaptation to the environment and concentration capabilities that lay the foundations for all subsequent learning. Future teachers learn to prepare and present them in exquisite detail.
  • Sensory Material: Dr Montessori considers Sensory Materials as authentic “keys of the Universe” since they exercise the power sources of our mind at this age: the senses. The scientific design of the Sensory Materials makes them real development aids. Students explore them in detail so they can extract their full potential from them.
  • 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. In Montessori Education, language is interrelated with all other areas of learning.
  • 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.
  • Cultural areas: Arouse children’s admiration for the natural and cultural world around them.
    Meaningful experiences as the basis of scientific discovery. Develop deep respect for the whole of humanity and nature. History, geography, biology, art and music as an interrelated whole.


Online Theory phase:

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 and II
  • The Role of the Adult in Montessori.
  • The prepared environment.
  • Scientific Evidences.
  • Educational Approach


On-site Practical phase: 

The practical phase of the training is divided into three face-to-face phases, with a duration of 5 weeks each phase, always developed during the month of July. These phases include all the presentations of Montessori materials and activities offered by trainers/experts in each Montessori area, as well as the gradual elaboration of each student’s personal albums in permanent dialogue with the trainers.

Modules of the practical phases:

  • Language
  • Mathematics
  • Geometry
  • Cosmic: History, Biology and Geometry
  • Art


In IMI we stand out for being a training centre that is 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.
We offer each of our students a wide range of services, which aim to provide the necessary tools and content, to achieve their desired success. 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 will devote to this academic year and the strategic importance of obtaining this degree for your professional development, which we certainly hope you can get at the end of the programme.
We want our students to reach the highest levels of satisfaction and have an enriching experience from all aspects.


  • Elementary Teachers (6 to 12 years)
  • Foreign Language Teachers
  • Physical education teachers.
  • Special Education, Hearing and Language Teachers.
    Music teachers
  • Speech therapists
  • Paediatrician
  • Psychologist
  • Therapist
  • Homeschooling families
  • Homeschooling families Social workers
  • All the people interested in Active Pedagogy
  • Other educational environments


Once completed, students who successfully complete the training will obtain:

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

Issued by International Montessori Institute, with international recognition and validity.

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02/11/2020 - 30/10/2022




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48 installments of €167*

  • Cost of this course: 7.650€
  • Tuition €1.200 (15/10/2020)
  • 1st installment on 05/11/2020
  • 48th installment on 05/10/2024

36 installments of €209*

  • Cost of this course: 7.650€
  • Tuition €1.200 (15/10/2020)
  • 1st installment on 05/11/2020
  • 36th installment on 05/10/2023

24 installments of €293*

  • Cost of this course: 7.650€
  • Tuition €1.200 (15/10/2020)
  • 1st installment on 05/11/2020
  • 24th installment on 05/10/2022

12 installments of €549*

  • Cost of this course: 7.650€
  • Tuition €1.200 (15/10/2020)
  • 1st installment on 05/11/2020
  • 12th installment on 05/10/2021

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.