MTP of WA Welcomes you

Since 1973 Montessori Teacher Preparation of Washington has successfully prepared thousands of students from all over the world to become Montessori teachers. Today MTP of WA is one of the largest training programs in the Northwest.

Upon successful completion of the academic course and a nine month period of internship, the teacher candidate may apply for certification from the International Association of Progressive Montessori(, our national organization.

MTP of WA onsite course in Kent, WA, holds accredited status by the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE) and is approved to grant I-20s to qualified international students.

Persons of all faiths, races, nationalities and creeds are welcomed equally to the MTP of WA course. Montessori teaching candidates must have at least two years of college education, or two years’ experience working daily with young children in a classroom, or a combination of the two.

Mrs. McClurkin invites people who are interested in knowing about Montessori training courses and opportunities to teach worldwide to email her.

Address: 318 3rd Ave. S. Kent, WA 98032 Contact: (206) 751-6294

“a Montessori teacher demands a change of life’s values,

and such a change does not come by reading other people’s printed manuals.”

-Sharlet McClurkin