Enrollment is open until April 10th, 2024!

IIMS Ignite

Indian Institute for Montessori Studies (IIMS)


Course Overview

The Montessori Primary Diploma (6–9) is tailored for those interested in teaching children aged 6 to 9 years. It is offered by the Indian Institute for Montessori Studies (IIMS), a trailblazer in Montessori primary education in India. The course is designed for teachers, coordinators, principals, and parents eager to explore Montessori education. It is conducted in a blended format, with online demonstrations and offline practice classes at Vidyanjali Academy for Learning.

Enrollment criteria

Passion for Teaching
Any bachelors degree (Some Exceptions)
Ability to communicate effectively in English
Good communication skills

Certification Requirement

90% attendance in all course activities

81 hours of practice classes

60 hours of observation

Submission of all material files

Passing written and practical exams

Payment of the tuition fee

Format of the Study

Accessible blended format

3 Modules February 2024 - May 2025

370 hours of intensive training

Introduction to the Course

Become a qualified Montessori teacher for primary grades with a recognised diploma from the Indian Institute for Montessori Studies. Embark on a transformative journey as a Montessori primary school teacher.

Online and offline classes
Supervised offline practice sessions.
Course Director Dr S Rekha Reddy
Two easy payment options for the course fee.

General information about the course

The IIMS Montessori 6-9 Diploma Course trains you to teach children aged 6-9 in subjects like Languages, Arithmetic, Geometry, Botany, Zoology, History, Geography, and Astronomy. It focuses on Montessori’s hands-on approach, allowing you to meet each child’s unique needs. You’ll learn to create a learning environment that encourages self-driven and cooperative learning, preparing you for implementation in any school setting.

Course highlights

Recognized by the Indian Institute for Montessori Studies (IIMS) for excellence in Montessori primary education.

Instructors are seasoned teachers with years of classroom experience.

The course prepares you for roles such as administrator, coordinator, principal, or resource person in Montessori or traditional schools, and opens pathways to special education and research


Graduation in any discipline


Nine months from June to March


Medium of Instruction

The medium of instruction is English.

Format of the Course

Online theory classes on zoom
Offline practice classes

Schedule of the Course

Refer to the course schedule of IIMS Ignite

Practice Centers


Vidyanjali Academy for Learning

Opp. SBI Bank, Cholanayakanahalli, R.T. Nagar Post, Bengaluru

IIMS IGnite - Details of the course

Details of the Course

Looking for an educational experience that fosters your child’s natural curiosity and love of learning? Our Montessori program provides just that!

220 Hrs

Of Theory

90 Hrs

of practice with Montessori materials

60 Hrs

of observation

Course Director

Dr S Rekha Reddy

Dr S Rekha Reddy is the founder-director of Vidyanjali Academy for Learning, a CBSE school in Bengaluru that has been providing Montessori education since 1992. Rekha is also a founder-trustee of the Indian Institute for Montessori Studies (IIMS).

Dr S Rekha holds a Doctorate from Jain University for her seminal thesis comparing the Play in Montessori and non-Montessori approaches. She has an AMI Montessori pre-primary diploma and a primary diploma from the Indian Montessori Centre. She has worked with children in pre-primary and primary for a decade and has trained Montessori pre-primary and primary teachers since 1998; she has directed three Montessori pre-primary and five Montessori primary diplomas, as well as several Montessori certificate courses and workshops at different schools, helping them to implement Montessori.

Dr SRekha has written books for learning Kannada, English, and Hindi, following the Montessori method for children. She has translated Maria Montessori’s “What You Should Know About Your Child” and Joosten’s booklet “Montessori Movement” into Kannada.

Dr S Rekha has published several research articles and presented at international conferences. She is an avid podcaster and has started the show “Maguvininda Manava” and an audiobook, “Nimma Maguvina Bagge Nimagenu Tilidirabeku.” She has a YouTube channel, “Let’s Talk Montessori.”

Currently, Dr S Rekha is heading the Indian Institute for Montessori Studies as a Director.

Application Process

Applicants should have a Bachelor's Degree in any subject. Some exceptions can be made for people on a case-by-case basis. You need not have Montessori teaching experience or Montessori education to join the course.

Step 1

  • Register by entering your information in the fields below or call 9008202222 / 7019367324
  • After you register, we will be in touch with you within two working
    days to complete the further steps.

Step 2

Prepare the following documents:

  • You will be invited to Vidyanjali Academy for Learning to get to know the training center.
  • Collect the application form by paying Rs.2000/-

Step 3

Submit the duly filled application to the office with the following documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae with a photographProof of highest qualification
  • Proof of highest qualification
  • Two reference letters
  • One-page essay answering the questions: Why do you want to take the Montessori Teacher Training Course?
  • Preferred payment option

Step 4

  • Online interview

  • Once all the documents are submitted and reviewed, you will be called for an online interview to talk about the course, answer your questions and ensure you have understood the course requirements.

Step 5

If you are accepted to the course, you will be expected to pay the course fee according to your chosen fee option and complete the admission process.

Register for the Course!


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