Elementary I

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  • Start Anytime! The course is available for enrollment at any time.
  • Duration: 9-12 months
  • 100% Online, allowing students to study anywhere and anytime
  • Certification: Upon completion, students earn an AIM Essentials Certification of Completion
  • Great for: teacher aides, school administrators, homeschooling parents, or anyone working in a Montessori environment, daycare, or homeschool who does not need MACTE-accredited certification.
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You will earn an aim Essentials Certification of Completion

Course Overview

This online course delivers a complete understanding of Montessori education at the EL I level. During your online study, you will delve deeply into the philosophy and psychology that is the heart of the Montessori Method and Message. This option is perfect for anyone working in a Montessori environment, homeschool or teachers who do not require a MACTE-accredited certification.
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Elementary I Essentials course covers a comprehensive range of topics:

  1. Preview of Life in the Classroom: Insight into the daily classroom experience.
  2. Spiritual Preparation of the Teacher: Focus on personal development for educators.
  3. Human Tendencies and the Stages of Development: Understanding innate human behaviors and developmental stages.
  4. The Heart of the Curriculum - Development: Core aspects of the educational curriculum.
  5. The Cosmic Plan and the Cultural Subjects: Exploring interconnectedness in cultural education.
  6. The Imagination and the Growth of Intelligence: Link between imagination and intellectual development.
  7. Introduction to Language: Basics of language learning.
  8. Reading and Writing: Teaching methods for literacy.
  9. Language and Grammar - The Parts of Speech: Detailed grammar instruction.
  10. Language, Composition, and Writing: Advanced language skills.
  11. Observation and Assessment: Techniques for evaluating student progress.
  12. Introduction to Mathematics - Numeration and the Decimal System: Basic mathematical concepts.
  13. Mathematics, the Four Operations: Fundamental mathematical operations.
  14. Memorization of Math Facts: Techniques for memorizing key math facts.
  15. Mathematics, Hierarchies of Numbers, Fractions, Decimals: Advanced math topics.
  16. Geometry: Introduction to geometric concepts.
  17. The Cosmic Plan - Geography: Teaching geography within a broader cosmic context.
  18. The Cosmic Plan - Biology: Biological studies in relation to the cosmic plan.
  19. The Cosmic Plan - History: Historical education linked to cosmic themes.
  20. The Cosmic Plan and the Fine Arts: Integration of arts into the cosmic plan.
  21. The Prepared Environment: Creating a conducive learning environment.
  22. Education for Peace: Promoting peace through education.
  23. The Spiritual Transformation of the Teacher: Personal growth for educators.
  24. Wrapping Up Peacefully: Concluding the course.



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Course contents

How It Works

Step  1

Click register now to purchase this course.

Step 2

You'll recieve an email from Age of Montessori confirming your purchase. You will have immediate access for 12 months. 

Step 3 

Have fun learning & completing the course!

Step 4 

Complete the course and you will recieve the AIM Essentials Certificate of Completion.

Have more questions? 

Fill out the contact form below and one of our friendly aim staff members will be in touch!
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"It was wonderful. The online learning made it possible for me to juggle between my study and my family and my work. It is making learning accessible. The self-pace learning was wonderful, it allowed me to schedule the study time to fit our busy life. I got to learn so much...”
-Course Graduate
“This course was perfect! I'm the Office Manager and Director of Admissions at a Montessori school, it is really important to me to understand the method very well as one of the main parts of my job when working with admissions is to explain about the Montessori method to families who are new to it...”
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“I love how Mary Ellen is so enthusiastic when she talks about Montessori. It made the whole PD enjoyable! I'm so glad that I learned more about the Montessori method and what is going on inside the classrooms...”
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Frequently asked questions

Q: Do I have to check in at specific times?

A: No, this course is completely self-led. No matter what country or time zone you are in you won’t miss a thing. 

Q: Will my state recognize these hours for CEU?

A: This depends on the state. Please contact your state education officials to double check. 

Q: Will I receive a certificate of completed hours?

A: Yes, upon completion of the course you will receive an official certification to present to your state and school. 

Is this course MACTE-accredited?

A: No, this course is not MACTE Accredited. If you need MACTE Accredidation, check out our Career Starter or Career Pro options. 

“In order to meet the needs of our children, we must first understand them.”

– Mary Ellen Maunz, founder Authentic institute of Montessori