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Montessori Teacher Preparation Kent WA

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DVD Montessori Training Courses

Not holding accredited status with MACTE.

Full Montessori Teacher Preparation International (MTPI) certification for Level 2 1/2 to 6 Years

(MTPI is the progressive, distance-learning affiliate of Montessori Teacher Preparation of WA.)


A Montessori education provides exciting, hands-on learning for children.  Through Montessori Teacher Preparation International’s DVD course, you will learn how to use the Montessori method in your classroom and in your home.

This 100+ hour DVD Montessori training program covers the following topics:

  • Introduction to Montessori Education
  • Sensorial Education for Young Children
  • Practical Living Materials
  • Art the Montessori Way
  • Communication & Discipline
  • Montessori Language Materials
  • Music for Young Children
  • Montessori Math Materials
  • Cultural Materials:  Geography, History & Science

This course consists of three parts:

  • Phase I – academic
  • Phase II – internship
  • Phase III – application for MTPI certification

In Phase I you will:

  • Gain new concepts in education of young children through reading Dr. Montessori’s books, hearing discussions of her ideas, and writing your own thoughts regarding her philosophy of education.
  • Watch 100+ hours of learning materials being presented by a master teacher.  You may keep the DVD as long as one month, re-running it until you have mastered the material and then return it.  At least 2 hours of DVD study should be completed for each 1-hour of material.
  • Proceed at your own pace, requesting the next DVD when you return the completed one.
  • Refine your knowledge and skills by completing 34 academic assignments.
  • Demonstrate your study of the materials by compiling 6 albums – Philosophy, Sensorial, Practical Life, Math, Language and Cultural Materials, and 4 notebooks – Music, Art, Movement and Cooking.  
  • Prove competency with the materials by attending a 3-full day competency testing at Montessori Plus School in Kent any time during the year.

When your 34 written assignments and 10 albums have been completed, you may apply for your academic certificate from MTPI, and begin Phase II.  Exceptions may be made for experienced persons to begin their internship concurrent to Phase I.  DVD 21 must be rented prior to the start of the internship.

In Phase II you will prove competency in a Montessori classroom certified by MTPI (MTP International Distance Learning).  You will:

  • Work and learn under an experienced Category A certified Montessori teacher.  (A Category A teacher holds a B.A., a national Montessori teaching certificate and has one year’s teaching experience.)  Self-directed internships may be approved as well.
  • Complete a 10-month intern diary and internship.
  • Complete all of the requirements as outlined in the intern job description.

After successful completion of Phase I and Phase II, you will enter Phase III, which consists of application for full MTPI certification. MTPI is the progressive, distance-learning branch of MTP of WA. All MTPI DVD courses do not hold MACTE accredited status.

Course Fees
DVD 1 (refundable, prior to full enrollment) $88
Enrollment fee (non-refundable) $100
Materials fee:Philosophy Notebook (non-refundable) $100
21 DVD rentals at $122 each (tapes 2-22) (non-refundable) $2,562
Week of evaluation (non-refundable) $150
MTPI certification fee $100
TOTAL $3,100


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