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Master's Online degree in Montessori Pedagogy
Preschool 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 Preschool 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 from a classical Montessorian perspective offers comprehensive training, providing an adequate scientific, philosophical and methodological basis. Training the student to work as a Montessori Guide in stages 0-3 and 3-6 years, with the aim of contributing, with a global pedagogical approach, to the quality of children education.



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 strategies for implementing the Montessori method.

Obtain an interdisciplinary overview of all curricular areas.

Live the educational practice by positioning children in the centre and sharing with them the pleasure for learning.

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 purpose and objectives in depth.

Develop a suitable environment prepared for this age stage.



  • Historical context: History and life of Maria Montessori: the fascinating history of Dr Montessori and her educational method, which spread fast and staunchly throughout the world.
  • Montessori Philosophy: A broad theoretical foundation rooted in the scientific observation of human nature.
  • Teaching Approach: Didactic models, processes and experiences in educational innovation, observation methodology, design of Prepared Environments, classroom management, emotional education in school.
  • The Role of the Adult: The adult in relation to the child, the importance of Observation and caring for relationships.
  • Prepared Environment: The Montessori classroom prepared environment as a basic element, its adequacy and management.
  • Scientific Validations of 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 which classroom management is based on in a Montessori prepared environment.
  • Practical Life: Dr Montessori proposed 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 train 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 the full potential from them.
  • Language: 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 and presentations that necessary to offer a solid mathematical base to 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.




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:

  • Historic Context
  • Philosophy I
  • Philosophy II
  • The Role of the Adult in Montessori
  • The Prepared Environment
  • Scientific Validations
  • 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:

  • Practical Life
  • Sensory
  • Language
  • Mathematics
  • Cultural

It also includes “S-IMI-L” material 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.



  • Preschool Educators (0-3)
  • Childhood Educators (3-6)
  • Foreign Language Teachers
  • Physical Education Teachers
  • Special needs, Audition and Language teachers
  • Music Teachers
  • Educators in centres for children with special needs
  • Psychologists, Speech Therapists, Pediatricians, Therapists, Neurologists
  • “Day Mothers” (caregivers of children at home up to 3 years old)
  • Homeschooler families (home education)
  • Educators for children libraries
  • Summer stays centres
  • Other educational environments


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

  • Master’s degree in Montessori Pedagogy Preschool speciality, issued by the International Montessori Institute and the University of Barcelona.
  • Montessori Guide 0-3 years certificate (Children’s Community).
  • Montessori Guide 3-6 years certificate (House of Children).

Degree 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 €1200 to pay on 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 €1200 to pay on 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 €1200 to pay on 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 €1200 to pay on 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.