AMI 3-6 Diploma courses

The AMI Montessori courses are based on the philosophy, pedagogy and methods of Dr. Maria Montessori. The AMI diploma gives chance of a future jobs worldwide.

“Help me to do it by myself”

Maria Montessori

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Is planned to be organized as a blended course –

January 3rd 2025 – July 11th 2026

Course language is Finnish, with English translation (if at least 5 students will need translation).


Training is organized and run by the Finnish Montessori Training Enterprise which is a part of the Montessori Institute Finland Ltd

Finnish Montessori Training Enterprise (Suomen Montessori-koulutus tmi, Company number1788319-6) organizes the AMI Montessori 3-6 Diploma courses according to the AMI (Association Montessori Internationale) course requirements which the student will accept in the beginning of the course.

International AMI Diploma

The mandatory parts which you need to pass/fulfil to get the Diploma:

  1. Written and oral exams
  2. Observation and Practice Teaching at Montessori preschools
  3. Written essays
  4. Montessori material manuals and some handmade materials (language, culture etc.)
  5. Full payment
  6. Attendance 90% (both online and onsite sessions)

To whom

You work as an Early childhood educator with degree, primary or elementary school teacher etc. Other educational backgrounds can be considered as well; nurse, BA, if you are suitable for working with the children. Be prepared for the interview.


To introduce the student to the Montessori pedagogy and to the Montessori materials, to their aims and use. The student will learn to apply the knowledge of the method in her/his work in the future.


AMI Montessori Trainer (3-6v) Marja-Leena Tyrväinen
(Suomen Montessori-koulutus tmi).

Marja-Leena Tyrväinen has over 30 years of experience in teaching children at Primary level. She has a Finnish Early Childhood Education degree from university and in addition adult education studies. She has been an AMI Montessori Primary Trainer since 2001 directing trainings in Sweden, Switzerland, Germany and Estonia as well as co-directing courses in Romania, Denmark, Sweden and China. Of course, most of the trainings have taken place in Finland. She is as well an international examiner.

Tuition fee

7700€ + VAT 24% (VAT as is when the course will start) . The fee can be paid in the installments.

7500 € + VAT 24% (VAT as is when the course will start) when paid in one installment before the course starts.

The tuition fee does not include literature, materials or lodging, travels, visas etc. The student is responsible on organizing own visa, travels, lodging etc.

Study days & Course place (changes possible)

Place: Pakila Montessori-school, Osuuskunnantie 29, 00680 Helsinki.

Following are initial days. Changes are possible.


Year 2025:
Module 1: 03.-06. 1. & Saturday 11.1.2025 (every day) online/Zoom
Module 2: 17.-21.2.2025 (every day) online/Zoom
Module 3: 2.6.-11.7.2025 (Monday-Friday) onsite for all
Module 4: 13.-17.10.2025 (every day) onsite for all

Year 2026:
Module 5: 03-06.01. & Saturday 10.1.2026 (every day) onsite for all
Module 6: 16.-20.02.2026 (every day) onsite for all
Module 7: 01.06.-11.07.2026 (Monday-Friday)
(Exams on this Module) Module onsite for all

Some onsite weeks might be organized as online sessions, information about this comes later
Course times are mostly daily at 10-17. Summer Modules are also Monday-Friday.


600 h theory and working with the Montessori materials at the training centre:
Montessori pedagogy: philosophy and history

Montessori method:
Theory and material demonstrations: Areas for Practical Life, Sensorial materials, Language, Math and Culture

Observation 90h is done according to the instructions given at the Training center.

Teaching Practice 80h-120h (depending on the experience) in AMI 3-6 Montessori environments.

Manuals for each material areas are made as well as some language and culture materials. Studies include lectures, discussions, writing theory papers as well as independent work (text & illustrations) among the material albums.

Final Exams: Two written ones & Oral (Last Modul)


Maria Montessori:
The Absorbent Mind
The Secret of Childhood
The Discovery of the Child
The Formation of Man
To Educate the Human Potential
Advanced Montessori Method –Vol 1
Citizen of the World

Mario.M.Montessori Jr.: Education for Human Development
Mario Montessori: The Human needs and Tendencies, booklet

More information and applying through this email-address or ask an application form. Any questions that occur:

Changes are possible!

Welcome to do your training in Finland!