Office Hours
(September to June)

Monday to Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Summer Office Hours:
(July and August)

Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Notice of License

DESIGNATED B.C. PRIVATE TRAINING INSTITUTIONS BRANCH & Shield Design mark is a certification mark owned by the Government of British Columbia and used under license.

Primary Teacher Training and ECE

Montessori Teacher Training and Early Childhood Educator 3-6

Admission Requirements

Preferably, applicants should hold a Bachelor's Degree in any field, a Community College Diploma, or have Mature Student status. Experience with children is an asset. Please refer to the Application Procedure and Checklist document for Program Admission Requirements.

Requirements for Certification

The AMI Primary Diploma is granted upon satisfactory completion of the course requirements including:

  • attendance at lectures, supervised practice sessions, observations and teaching practice;
  • submission of material making assignments and albums;
  • passing marks on written theory and practical examinations, classroom materials and albums, teaching practice and oral examinations conducted by Examiners of the AMI.

Reading List

An extensive reading list of primary sources will be given to the students at the beginning of the course. Applicants may wish to read:

  • "Maria Montessori-Her Life and Work" by E.M Standing
  • "Education for Human Development - Understanding Maria Montessori" by Mario Montessori Jr.


*In British Columbia, most Primary classes are Preschool/Kindergarten classes.

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