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Elementary II Essentials Course

Elementary II Essentials Course

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The Elementary II Essentials course offered by AIM Montessori is an online program designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of Montessori education at the Upper Elementary level. This course dives deeply into the Montessori Method's core philosophy and psychology. It is specifically tailored for individuals working in Montessori environments, homeschool settings, or teachers who do not require MACTE-accredited certification. This makes it an ideal option for those seeking to deepen their understanding of Montessori principles and apply them in upper elementary education settings.


  • Start Anytime! The course is available for enrollment at any time.
  • 100% Online, allowing students to study anywhere and anytime.
  • Professional Development Hours
  • 9-12 Months
  • 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.
  • Certification: Upon completion, students earn an AoM Essentials Certification of Completion



Elementary II Essentials course covers a comprehensive range of topics:

  1. Welcome - Introduction to the course and its objectives.
  2. What is Montessori Elementary? - Exploring the fundamentals of Montessori education at the elementary level.
  3. Stages of Development - Understanding the developmental stages of elementary-aged children.
  4. The Cosmic Plan - Delving into Montessori's Cosmic Education concept, a holistic approach to learning.
  5. The Prepared Environment - The importance and setup of a Montessori classroom environment.
  6. Elementary I Language - Language learning and teaching methods for younger elementary students.
  7. Elementary I Math - Mathematics education strategies for the lower elementary level.
  8. Elementary I Geometry - Introduction to teaching geometry to younger elementary students.
  9. Elementary I Cultural Studies - Cultural education and its role in the Montessori curriculum.
  10. Considerations - Special considerations in the Montessori Elementary II environment.
  11. Elementary II Language - Advanced language teaching techniques for upper elementary students.
  12. Elementary II Mathematics - Mathematics teaching strategies for older elementary students.
  13. Elementary II Geometry - Geometry education for the upper elementary level.
  14. Elementary II History - Teaching history in the Montessori upper elementary setting.
  15. Elementary II Geography, Chemistry, and Physics - Integrating geography, chemistry, and physics into the curriculum.
  16. Elementary II Biology - Biology education tailored to older elementary students.
  17. Upper EL Music, the Fine Arts, and Peace Education - Incorporating music, fine arts, and peace education into the Montessori framework.
  18. Spiritual Preparation of the Teacher - Focusing on the inner preparation of the Montessori educator.
  19. Classroom Management, Observation, and Assessment - Effective classroom management and assessment strategies.
  20. How to Navigate Learning Differences - Addressing and adapting to various learning differences in the classroom.
This course provides an in-depth understanding of Montessori education, emphasizing the holistic development of children and the role of educators in this process.


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Certificate of Completion

Certification of Completion is available upon completion of the course.

Refund Policy

Please note that this course is non-refundable. By proceeding with the purchase, you acknowledge and agree to this no-refund policy.

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AIM Montessori Essentials Course Structure:

This engaging course consists of thoughtfully curated units, each comprising a dynamic blend of multimedia resources to facilitate your learning journey:

  • Insightful Videos: Visualize key concepts through instructive videos that bring the Montessori principles to life.
  • Expert Articles and Excerpts: Immerse yourself in the wisdom of Mary Ellen Maunz and other prominent Montessori scholars through enlightening articles and book excerpts.
  • Collaborative Discussion Forum: Participate in a dynamic online forum where you can exchange ideas, thoughts, and newfound knowledge with fellow classmates.
  • Duration and Accessibility:This self-paced, 100% online course is tailored to accommodate your schedule. With approximately four weeks to completion, you'll have the flexibility to learn at your own pace.

Step into the world of Montessori education with confidence. Enroll now and embark on a journey of growth, understanding, and meaningful contribution. 

  • Step  1

    Click the Enroll button to purchase the course

  • Step 2

    You'll receive an email from AIM confirming your purchase and giving you directions to access the course. is where you go to access the course!

  • Step 3

    Have fun learning & completing the course!

  • Step 4

    After finishing this course, complete the course survey and fill out your information to automatically recieve the Certificate of Completion.

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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...”-Course Graduate

  • “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...”-Course Graduate