The Early Childhood (3 – 6 years) Diploma of the Association Montessori Internationale is granted upon the successful completion of the course requirements.
Taken into consideration are: regular attendance (minimum 90%) at lectures, observations, practical sessions with the materials, and practice teaching; submission of albums containing illustrated notes of didactic materials, preparation of specified classroom materials, written papers and practice teaching and observation reports. Passes must be achieved on written theory and practical examinations. In addition students must pass an oral examination conducted by a Board of Examiners from the Association Montessori Internationale.
All AMI Diplomas state only that the holder “has studied the principles and practice of the Montessori method for children” for the specified age group and has “passed the written and oral examinations.” The diploma by itself does not automatically qualify the holder to teach. The state in which the graduate wishes to work will likely have other teaching requirements which must be fulfilled.