Program

What sets MTP apart?

Montessori Teacher Preparation of Washington is a non-profit and also a Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) certified school. 

Only SEVP-certified schools can issue I-20s for Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status.    Since 1973 Montessori Teacher Preparation of Washington has successfully prepared thousands of students from all over the world to become Montessori teachers.

Our onsite EC (2 1/2-6yrs) program has been MACTE accredited since 1996.

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

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 of experience working with young children in a classroom or a combination of the two.

Instructors

Sharron Reece

Mrs. Sharron Reece directed and taught at Montessori Plus School for more than 10 years. Mrs. Reece holds a BA in Art from Washburn University. She has been teaching full-time at MTP of WA/International since 2003.

Yoon Mi Kim

Mrs. Yoon Mi Kim taught at Montessori Plus School for more than 10 years. Mrs. Kim holds a BS in Accounting from Chung Nam University. She has been teaching full-time at MTP of WA since 2018.

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