American Montessori Society
Early Childhood Teacher Education Programme
The First and Only Internationally Recognized American Montessori Society Teacher Course in Hong Kong
American Montessori Society (AMS) affiliated
Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE) accredited
Since our establishment in 2006, Infinity Children’s School (Kowloon Tong) (hereafter referred to as 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 the American Montessori Society (AMS)-affiliated teacher education programme in Hong Kong: the first and only internationally recognized Montessori teacher education programme. As the AMS Full International Member School, 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 AMS Early Childhood Teacher course 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 Children's School (Kowloon Tong), Hong Kong. Practicum is at a full Montessori classroom.
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.
2017-2018 Schedule (to be confirmed)
8 Hours per day
|Montessori Philosophy||Jul 1, 2 & 9, 2017|
|Practical Life||July 15 – 18, 2017|
|Language Arts||Jul 21 – 25, 2017|
|Sensorial||Jul 27 – 30, 2017|
|Mathematics||Aug 2 – 6, 2017|
|Child Development||Aug 19, 20, 26 & 27 2017|
|Observation||Sep 2 & 3, 2017|
|Social Studies||Sep 30 & Oct 1, 2017|
|Physical & Life Sciences||Oct 2 & 5, 2017|
|Music and Movement||Oct 7, 2017|
|Peace Education||Oct 28, 2017|
|Art||Dec 2, 2017|
|Classroom Leadership||Jan 6 & Feb 19, 2018|
|Child, Family & Community||Mar 10 & Apr 13, 2018|
|Classroom Leadership||May 12, 2018|
|Year-long Project||Jun 2, 2018|
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.