International Montessori Institute (IMI) offers three different trainings for the Montessori Guide specialization, putting the schools’ focus on the child and their needs:
Training in Montessori methodology and other complementary pedagogies such as Pickler, contributing to early childhood education: nurseries, kindergartens, etc.
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.
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 class, that is, what we could call a “teacher” or “teacher” in a traditional class of a nursery or primary school. This guidance role is focused on observation, so that children can be able to develop their full potential and abilities. In turn, in Montessori classrooms, the role of the Montessori Assistant, assistant to the Guide in their observation and work with children in their day-to-day education, is fundamental. Their tasks include: helping children to prepare, ensuring the safety and dynamics of the group, administrative tasks, etc.
At IMI we offer specialized courses to become a Montessori Guide, adding a total of 950 or 1500 hours of theoretical and practical training. They are 100% online training, so that each student can take their own pace, being able to combine their personal and work life with their educational tasks. Always having the follow-up of the trainers on the IMI online campus. At the same time, you will be able to specialize in the age stage that interests you the most: 0-3 years, 3-6 years or in the double degree from 6 to 12 years. In this way, you will know the needs and evolutionary development of children at each age stage, establishing positive relationships with them and being able to evaluate them in the most accurate way possible.
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, private chat to get in touch with the trainers and a computer support team.
The modules will be opened as the course progresses, in each one there will be several webinars or live videoconferences with the trainers.
A personal tool to be developed during each practical module, in which knowledge acquired from each and every material and activity is recorded.
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 and in its entirety or 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.
The only training centre with offices in Spain and Mexico to offer Montessori training with university recognition for the Infant and Primary stages.