Course Details

The training of the teacher is something far more than learning ideas. It includes training of character.
It is a preparation of the spirit. -Dr. Maria Montessori

Diploma in Montessori Teacher Training (Regular)

IMTTI Kaligi offers a comprehensive, regular class room (1 year) course in Montessori Teacher Training for those wishing to work with, or be in charge of Montessori house of children in the age-group of 3 to 6 years. Under Graduates are awarded a Montessori Teaching Diploma for the Preschool level. Diploma in Montessori Teacher Training (Regular).

Students are required to attend the Institute all weekends during 1.00pm to 3.00pm. Our esteemed faculty will guide you through practicals. Theory classes will be conducted on Saturday (1.00pm – 3.00pm) and Sunday(10:00a.m to 12:00 noon). There will also be inputs in the form of guest lectures, supervised practice, material making, observation of children in the Montessori house and teaching practice. This Twelve -month course will start from January, 2017. Every three months a new batch will be started.

Hands on Training / In – Campus Internship Program

IMTTI Kaligi organizes regular Observation and Training students, at Kaligi group of schools- PERAMBUR, AYANAVARAM, KOLATHUR, SEMBIUM, PERIYAR NAGAR and MOGAPPAIR, as part of the Curriculum of the regular course.

Preparation Of Manuals

The curriculum manuals are prepared, with the guidance of the instructor, to become your lifetime teacher resource guide.

Award Of The Diploma

The Diploma is awarded on satisfactory completion of the course, which is assessed by: Written coursework, set throughout the course in the form of tutorials. Production of reference files on the practical materials. Making of language and cultural teaching materials. Detailed observations of children & submission of Internship Report Passing marks must be obtained on written examinations conducted by the Examiners. Admission to the training course does not guarantee certification. The examination may only be taken twice. The diploma will help you to get a job in India and around the world.

Placement Guidance

Most of the students who pass out from IMTTI Kaligi find immediate employment, on their own, either in the Montessori Houses where they intern or in schools in their home towns. The demand for Montessori trained teachers is large and even ordinary schools prefer to take Montessori qualified teachers for their pre-school division. IMTTI Kaligi has a placement cell, which assists students in finding suitable employment in Kaligi group of Schools. Interested candidates may register their name for placements in Kaligi group of Schools.

In designing this course, the IMTTI Kaligi has aimed at giving you an understanding of the Montessori Method and an insight into the applications of the Montessori Tools.

Child Psychology:

A study of the human development from birth to adulthood, the physical and psychology aspects of the child between three and six years. The child is seen as the constructor of the adult. Dr. Maria Montessori refined her theory of child psychology, borrowing heavily from the sciences of biology and psychology. She described childhood as a process in which a hidden but definite plan of nature unfolds as the child works to create the adult personality.

Montessori Philosophy

Focus is on the concepts of Montessori principles, such as the ‘Absorbent Mind’, ‘Sensitive Periods’ and the ‘Human Tendencies’, which are the subconscious powers, which guide the child in his self-construction. Freedom: within a structured environment. The child is allowed to move around freely talking to other children and working with the equipment, which she/he chooses after demonstration of its use, by the teacher. However, she/he is not allowed to abuse the equipment or disturb other children, thereby limiting their freedom to work. Independence: the child’s natural need for independence is encouraged. Self-discipline:t his is gradually developed through freedom of movement and freedom ofchoice. Concentration: children are encouraged to concentrate by being introduced to materials at the right developmental level for them, and to complete each activity. Reality and Nature: the value of growing up in close contact with nature. Children need real objects rather than imitation playthings, which do not work. Beauty: the environment should be aesthetically pleasing, simple and clean. Social awareness: this is aided by placing children in ‘family’ or mixed age groups. Order:both materials and the environment promote order. Children usually feel comfortable in an ordered classroom where they understand the routine. Respect: children have to be respected as being different from adults and as individuals who differ from each other. Sensitive periods: children have times in their lives when they are particularly attuned to certain types of learning. Co-operation with parents: schools are part of the local community; children learn most effectively when a partnership exists between the child, parent and teacher and she/he is allowed to do things by him/herself. Additionally, the curriculum includes the organization and administration of a new Montessori ‘House of Children’. It also deals with tackling various responsibilities involved while merging into an existent classroom and adapting to the children. It offers training in the technique of objective observation, material making, record maintenance, evaluation, parent orientation, and parent education, etc.

Montessori Methodology

The theory deals with the origin and development of the Montessori method. Also dealt in detail are the role and the training of the adult as ‘Montessori Directress’ and the function of the ‘Prepared Environment’ as a cohesive and scientific environment to self-formation of the child. The Importance of the Early Years: when young children possess an ‘absorbent mind’ and learn far more easily and effectively. Montessori materials: These are a key element in the environment, as the child learns through the materials, many of which are self-correcting, rather than directly through the teacher. The role of the teacher in the Montessori classroom is different from that of the traditional teacher. The Montessori teacher first observes the child to ascertain his/her interests and developmental level, and then gently directs the child towards appropriate activities so that she/he learns for him/herself through the environment and through the specially designed educational materials. Montessori tools can be grouped into 5 areas of activities.

Students wishing to start their own Montessori School:

The course includes a lesson on setting up a Montessori classroom or a Montessori School. Our team will give advice to any student who have successfully completed the course and who wish to start their own pre-school. We can advise on the location of premises/teachers/ equipment, enrolling new pupils, etc.

Students wishing to start Career as Montessori Teacher:

This is an ideal course for students who are interested in Montessori Teaching. The course material is designed to understand and implement the methodology of Montessori. As there is a large demand for trained Montessori Teachers in India and abroad students can make a very good career.


This course is recommended to all experienced teachers of young children who wish to gain insight into the best way to individualize their teaching curriculum, so that children of mixed abilities may work at their own pace. Teachers should consider this course as an up-gradation, and could implement the Montessori methodology in the conventional schools.


This course helps parents understand the natural laws of growth and self construction in a child. Thus as a parent, you can help the child to grow to his/her utmost potential, and not unwittingly hamper the path of nature and create unintended deviations in your child.

For those who want to work with children:

This course is highly recommended for young people interested in helping small children. It is also of great value for future parenthood. Our students work for a teaching diploma examination and at the same time, they are helped to attain a higher standard of education themselves with the help of written and practical work. On completion of the course, one could find suitable jobs in Montessori environments.

People wishing to help handicapped children:

The course covers in detail the needs of the handicapped child. The entire course will benefit immensely anyone wishing to teach handicapped children and will enable such children to be integrated into the classrooms in preparation for life in the community.