Enrollment Opens January 1, 2020!
Academic Year Primary Course
This course delivers the full AMI Primary Course curriculum (3-6) with the high quality of training that AMI is known for, including hands-on observation and practice teaching experience in AMI-qualified classrooms, with an intentional, rigorous preparation of the adult.
The academic year course is an on-site provides interactive practice, lectures in Montessori theory and philosophy, reading and discussion, presentation of materials, album preparation, observation, and practice teaching.
with AMI Auxiliary Trainer Kim Altmeyer
and AMI Trainer Uma Ramani as Director of Training
More information coming SOON!
September 9, 2020 - May 2021
Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Course Tuition: $10,750*
(includes nonrefundable deposit of $500 due within 10 days of acceptance)
$100 on or before May 1, 2020
$150 after May 1, 2020
Examination Fee: $500
AMI Membership Fee: $99
MACTE Fee: $200
International Student Fee: $350
Technology Fee: $100
*A two-installment payment plan is available for a service fee of $300. To inquire about alternative financial arrangements, please contact MINT at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition to tuition and fees, students should budget approximately $1,000 - $1,500 for books, album supplies, and material making.
Financial aid is available, including partial tuition scholarships for public district and charter schools through MINT's Kyle & Jimmy Galbraith Fund for Montessori in the Public Sector. For information about financial aid, contact email@example.com.
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International Students Welcome
Kim Altmeyer - Auxiliary Primary Trainer
Kim Altmeyer holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from the University of Texas at Arlington, the AMI Primary Diploma from the Sydney Montessori Teacher’s College in Sydney, Australia, and a Master’s in Education with focus on Montessori from Loyola University in Baltimore, Maryland. She has 14 years of experience as a Course Assistant for AMI Primary teacher training courses, including at the AMI Montessori Training Center of St. Louis and the International Training Center of Montessori Education of China in Hangzhou, China, and in a laboratory school setting in the Kansas City Public School District, where she created eight Primary environments in a public school setting. She has been a Primary guide in AMI Montessori schools in Massachusetts, Illinois, Missouri, and Texas, most recently at The Barbara Gordon Montessori School in Colleyville, Texas (now Waypoint Montessori). She currently serves as Auxiliary Primary Trainer at the Montessori Institute of North Texas (MINT), a AMI teacher training center in Dallas.
Uma Ramani - Director of Primary Training
Uma Ramani has over 30 years of experience in Montessori education. She holds the AMI Primary Diploma from the XLIV Indian Montessori Training Course and the AMI Elementary Diploma from the Montessori Training Center Northeast, along with a Masters in Sociology from Annamalai University in India and a Masters in Textiles from Cornell University. She has worked with schools in Bangalore, India; as a Primary guide in New York City and Connecticut; and as a Primary mentor and coach for Montessori public district and charter schools in Connecticut, where she guided teachers in working with parents to build partnerships between home and school. As a Director of Primary Training at the Montessori Institute of North Texas, Uma offers training, workshops, and mentoring for public district and charter schools as well as for private schools. She continues to work actively with the Montessori community in India, where she has been instrumental in creating a plan to bring Montessori principles to thousands of government-run child-care centers and in developing CoRE (Community Rooted Education), an initiative to bring Montessori education to smaller communities and remote locations around the world. Uma is an AMI examiner and a member of AMI's Scientific Pedagogy Group in Amsterdam.