AMS-Affiliated and MACTE-Accredited
Montessori Early Childhood Teacher Credential Course
*The first and only American Montessori Society (AMS) Affiliated and Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE) Accredited Teacher Education Centre in Hong Kong
Since our establishment in 2006, Infinity Montessori Academy (IMA, formerly known as Infinity Children’s School ICS) has been actively promoting Montessori philosophy and education to the Chinese community. Several hundreds of seminars were held during these years introducing the Montessori approach of education. We have left no stone unturned in the localization of Montessori educational method in Hong Kong, Macau and Mainland China. Since 2012, ICS has organized international teacher education programme in Hong Kong: the first and only internationally recognized Montessori teacher education programme. IMA and ICS also serves as the practicum site for student-teachers to put theory into practice. This is a great opportunity to raise Hong Kong early childhood education’s educational status to an international standard. We will continue our mission by nurturing more parents and teachers for the contribution to the society.
The International Early Childhood Montessori Teacher Education Programme prepares adult learners for working with children aged two and one half to six years old. 320 Academic hours and 540 Practicum hours are required. Instruction is at Infinity Montessori Academy, Hong Kong. Practicum is at a full Montessori classroom.
Programme Director: Ralph Yau
Instructors: Helen DeVere, Jana Morgan Herman, Daisy Lau, Lin Mei Yuan, Ralph Yau
Montessori Philosophy/Theory, Child Development/ Psychology, Observation, Practical Life, Sensorial, Mathematics, Language Arts, Art, Music and Movement, Physical and Life Science, Social Studies, Cultural Subjects, Classroom Leadership, Parent Involvement/ Education/ Administration and Practicum.
8 Hours per day
15, 16, 23 Jun 2019
29, 30 Jun 2019
1, 2 Jul 2019
18-21 Jul, 2019
24-27 Jul, 2019
|3, 4, 10, 11 Aug, 2019|
|Classroom Leadership||31 Aug, 2019|
28 Sep to 1 Oct, 2019
26 Oct, 2019
Music and Movement
2 Nov, 2019
14-15 Dec, 2019
Physical & Life Sciences, Social Studies
4-5 Jan, 2020
8-9 Feb, 2020
11 Apr, 2020
Parent Involvement/ Education
16 May, 2020
17 Aug, 2020
Oct 31, 2020
Practicum/ Student Teaching
The 540 hours of practicum/student teaching (3 hours a day, five days a week in a full Montessori classroom) is a necessary requirement for the successful completion of the Montessori Early Childhood Teacher Course
Minimum Entry Qualifications
Post-secondary Certificate/Diploma/Associate or Bachelor Degree (in any discipline)
Medium of Instruction
English and/or Chinese. Coursework can be submitted in English, or subject to approval in Chinese. Manuals in English. Handouts in English supplemented by Chinese.
All terms and conditions are subject to change without prior notice.