Qualifications Offered by the Australian Centre for Montessori Studies
Courses for Montessori Teachers
An in-depth study of Montessori pedagogy focusing on the developmental needs of the child for Montessori educators of children from three to six years. This course is an approved diploma level education and care qualification by the Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA).
An in-depth study of Montessori pedagogy and the development of children from six to twelve years, as well as the interdisciplinary Montessori approach known as Cosmic Education.
Cosmic Education is a way of seeing the whole universe and everything in it. This approach recognises all aspects of the universe as interrelated and is the method we use for conveying this vision to children. Our hope for the child is that, as a result, they will not only be well educated, but see themselves as a living aspect of creation, prepared to take their place in society.
“Cosmic Education is related to the development of human beings, not just a new educational method, or a new technique of teaching subjects in a syllabus. Cosmic Education is a form of relating children to the universe, its furnishings, and humanity, so that they are able to understand the law and order underlying their existence and to realise in themselves all the developing potential that is their birthright.”
Dr Maria Montessori
Courses for Montessori Assistants
An introduction to Montessori pedagogy and training for the role of assistant in a Montessori early childhood centre or preschool classroom.
The course is also useful for parents, carers, and childcare professionals from other fields who would like an in depth understanding of the Montessori approach to education.
The intention of the Assistants Course is to help interested adults become able assistants in a Montessori Nido or Infant Community.
A detailed introduction to Montessori pedagogy and the development of children from six to twelve years, as well as the interdisciplinary Montessori approach known as Cosmic Education.
“When I was at primary school, I was always wondering about the universe. I was thinking whether human beings on the earth were the experiments of aliens from another planet. I was curious to know where human beings came from. I kept wondering why I am me and why I could be conscious of myself. My father bought me a series of books called called, 'Answers to 100,000 Questions'. It gave me some of the answers, but not all of them. These questions haunted me for years. As I grew up, I've been pulled into the circumstances of the time and my own life. However, those questions are still there; they have never been addressed.
Cosmic Education is a great method to link the child to the whole universe, to let him or her set a firm foundation of the big picture of the universe, human beings and creatures on the earth.”
This qualification covers workers who use organisation policies, procedures and individual children's profiles to plan activities and provide care to children, facilitating their leisure and play and enabling them to achieve their developmental outcomes. Depending on the setting, workers may work under direct supervision or autonomously.
ACMS COURSE SCHEDULE
ACMS course schedule for 2016 to 2019.