Enrollment is open until June 20th, 2024!

Montessori Primary Diploma

Indian Institute for Montessori Studies (IIMS)


Course Overview

The IIMS Diploma program consists of three modules, each combining theory and psychology, demonstrations, guided practice, and activities for professional growth. This approach ensures the practical application of theory, preparing students for real-world situations.

Enrollment criteria

Passion for Teaching
Graduation Required, with Consideration for Exceptional Cases.
English proficiency
21+ Years of age.

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 over 1 Years

440 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

Montessori Primary Education builds on the child’s experiences gained during the first six years in the family and Montessori House of children, allowing them to explore the world beyond the world of humans and into the universe.

The child of six to nine years needs an introduction to cosmic development and the achievement of human beings, using specially designed materials and activities to understand that Nature is a delicate web of interrelationships of which the human being is a necessary part.

The Primary Montessori environment is designed to help children grow in responsive, self-controlled freedom in a social setting without artificial restraints, presenting traditional disciplines in an integrated way with the understanding that they are cultural gifts bequeathed by previous generations.

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. However, the assignments could be submitted in Kannada.

Format of the Course

Online theory classes on zoom
Offline practice classes

Schedule of the Course

Weekly three online classes,
Weekly one offline practice class at an affiliated IIMS Practice center close to the applicant.

Practice Centers

Frame 1

Absorbent Mind

774, 100ft ring road, 15th cross, 1st phase, J.P Nagar, Bangalore - 560078

Frame 2

Anweshana Montessori

154, 9th cross, Prakruthi Layout, Hennur, Bangalore 560 043,


Vidyanjali Academy for Learning

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

Frame 3

Gurukul High School

J P Nagar 9th phase, Avalahalli, Anjanapura post, Bangalore 560108.

Frame 4

GEAR Innovative International School,

#175, GEAR Road, Doddakannelli, off Sarjapur Road or Outer Ring Road, Bangalore 560 035

Areas of Study

The Montessori Primary classroom has eight distinct areas. They are:


Trainees learn to present language as a marvellous invention of humanity, analyze it into its components, study its rules, and understand the link between it and civilization.

Arithmetic Activities

Mathematics in the primary begins with Arithmetic and Algebra, introducing complex concepts such as squares, square roots, base systems, fractions, and multiples.


Trainees learn to analyze shapes by understanding their characteristics, nomenclature, and relationships.


The trainees learn the nomenclature, classification, and functions of various parts and their internal structure of plants.


Trainees study Geography as a complex interface of Physics, Chemistry, and Earth Sciences, connecting it to culture and traditions.

Arts and Crafts

Arts and Crafts do not form a separate subject but form a part of all that is introduced to the child. The trainees learn to appreciate this fact.

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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

Mrs. Nandini Prakash


Mrs Nandini Prakash

Mrs. Nandini Prakash, alongside her significant contributions in collaboration with Prof. Rajendra Gupta in leading Montessori pre-primary and primary courses, has also demonstrated a profound dedication to expanding Montessori education to underprivileged communities. This is evidenced by her partnerships with NGOs like Maya, ‘CSR programs with corporates like TMF, and her instrumental role in incorporating Montessori methodology into the Diploma in Early Childhood Education curriculum as a distinct module.

Beyond her educational endeavors, Mrs Prakash is an enthusiastic botanist. She actively engages in studying plants wild and cultivated. This passion for botany not only highlights her commitment to the environment but also reflects her diverse interests and skills, enriching her role as an educator and advocate for Montessori education.

As a skilled Montessori teacher trainer for pre-primary and primary levels, Mrs. Prakash is dedicated to facilitating Montessori intervention programs in both public and private schools, especially for children from lower economic backgrounds. Her dedication to spreading Montessori education is matched by her active participation in the academic community, where she has presented research papers at international conferences in Auckland and St. Petersburg, Russia. Through her multifaceted career, Mrs. Prakash embodies the spirit of innovation and compassion, striving to make a difference in the lives of children and the community at large.

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.

Get in Touch with us.


+91 8147486142
+91 9663946852.


Absorbant Mind
774, 100ft Ring Road, 15th Cross, 1st Phase, J.P. Nagar, Bangalore 560078.