Insight Online

Mini Montessori Modules

Fully online, in your own time.


For those who want to know more about Montessori.

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Insight Online: Special Needs

You must have a Montessori qualification to complete this module. 

Who is it for?

Montessori guides who wish to apply their Montessori skills and knowledge to working with children with special needs.


This course revisits Montessori theory and activities and guides students in adapting them to a variety of special needs in children of all ages.


What is involved?

  • Study a brief overview of the theory on special needs and on behavioural problems in children (online).

  • Reflect upon, interpret and analyse Montessori theory and practice for children with special needs, finding practical solutions in real situations

  • Revisit Montessori theory and practical materials (online)

  • Observe a child or children with special needs and learn to develop appropriate activities for them

  • Support from an online tutor

  • Study 5 chapters with self-assessments online

  • Submit 2 assignment

  • Assignments include one reflective essay and the preparation of one practical activity

Entry: A Montessori qualification including theory and practical activities

Start Date: Any time

Study time limit: One year

Credits: 15 / 300 - 450 hours

Price: €599 

Insight Montessori Theory Mini-Modules

Our Insight Online mini-modules are designed for those who are interested in Montessori and just want to learn more about this inspiring educational method! 


We recommend starting with Core Theory and Core Theory in Action, then choosing a specific age group (or two, or three). See below for details.  

If you wish to work in a Montessori environment, we recommend a full Montessori diploma programme. Insight modules are not Montessori qualifications but may be used as credit towards a full WMI qualification. Terms and conditions apply.

Insight Montessori 1: Core Theory

  • Montessori on Human Development 

  • Core Montessori Philosophy


Study of the basic Montessori principles of child development relating to all age groups - two chapters of study of about one month each.

Entry: School finishing qualification

Credits: 5 / 100-150 hours

Start date: Any time

Time limit: One year

Cost: €299

Insight Montessori 2: Core Theory in Action

  • The principles behind the Montessori Method

  • Two Pillars of Montessori (the Prepared Adult and the Prepared Environment)

Two chapters of study relating to all age groups, about one month each.

Entry: School finishing qualification

Credits: 5 / 100-150 hours

Start date: Any time

Time limit: One year

Cost: €299

Insight Montessori 3: Early Childhood 0-6 Theory

  • Montessori and early childhood development 

  • Montessori in action for 0-3 and 3-6 years 

Two chapters of study relating to the 0-3 and 3-6 age groups, about one month each.

Entry: School finishing qualification

Credits: 5 / 100-150 hours

Start date: Any time after Insight 1 & 2

Time limit: One year

Cost: €299

Insight Montessori 3: Elementary 6-12 Theory

  • Montessori and the development of the 6-12 year old child

  • Montessori in action 6-12 years 

Two chapters of study relating to the 6-9 and 9-12 age groups, about one month each.

Entry: School finishing qualification

Credits: 5 / 100-150 hours

Start date: Any time after Insight 1 & 2

Time limit: One year

Cost: €299

Insight Montessori 3: Adolescence 12-18 Theory

  • Montessori and the development of the adolescent

  • Montessori in action 12-18 years

Two chapters of study relating to the adolescents, about one month each.

Entry: School finishing qualification

Credits: 5 / 100-150 hours

Start date: Any time after Insight 1 & 2

Time limit: One year

Cost: €299

Insight Montessori 3: Adolescence 12-18 Theory

  • Montessori and the development of the adolescent

  • Montessori in action 12-18 years

Two chapters of study relating to the adolescents, about one month each.

Entry: School finishing qualification

Credits: 5 / 100-150 hours

Start date: Any time after Insight 1 & 2

Time limit: One year

Cost: €299

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