International Montessori Institute (IMI) offers three different trainings for the Montessori Guide specialization, putting the schools’ focus on the child and their needs:
To become a Guide to a Children’s House. For this stage, we send all our students replicas of the Montessori materials, called S-IMI-L, so they can work with them at home during the practical modules.
Training in Montessori methodology and other complementary pedagogies such as Pickler, contributing to early childhood education: nurseries, kindergartens, etc.
A double degree, from 6 to 9 and 9 to 12 years old, to be a teacher in the elementary stage. In this training, our students receive S-IMI-L material, reproductions of Montessori materials, with the same measurements but with lighter and more moldable materials.
The Montessori Guide is the person who plays the role of counselor in a classroom, that is what we could call a “teacher” in a traditional class of a nursery or primary school. This guidance role is focused on observation so that children are able to develop their full potential and abilities. In turn, the role of the Montessori Assistant in a Montessori classroom, assisting the Guide in their observation and work with children in their day-to-day education, is essential. Their tasks include: helping children to get ready, ensuring the safety and dynamics of the group, administrative tasks, etc.
At IMI we offer specialized courses to become a Montessori Guide, including a total of 950 or 1500 hours of theoretical and practical training. They are 100% online training so that each student can take them at their own pace, being able to reconcile their personal and work life with their educational goals. Always having the trainers follow-up on the IMI online campus. At the same time, you will be able to specialize in the age stage of your choice: 0-3 years, 3-6 years or 6-12 years (for the double degree). This will allow you to know the needs and children’s evolutionary development at each age stage, growing positive relationships with them and being able to evaluate them in the most accurate way.
All course contents are available 24 hours a day on the online campus. In addition, the student will receive didactic material at home.
In the online campus you will have access to forums where you can ask questions, get in touch with the trainers and the technical support team.
You will have access to the modules as you progress through the course. Each module includes several webinars or video calls with the trainers.
A personal tool developed during each practical module in which students will reflect the knowledge acquired from each and every material and activity.
From our training center we offer all the tools for teachers to successfully implement Montessori Education in the classroom.
The Montessori method can be implemented as a whole or it can be introduced little by little into traditional educational settings, thus enriching daily educational practice.
Any environment in which children are present can be improved by this vision and practice of education.
Taking advantage of the flexibility of new technologies, we have designed a high quality and rigorous training that allows for the first time a completely online format to reconcile the desire to learn with family life and work.