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DVD Montessori Training Courses

Not holding accredited status with MACTE.

Full MTP International Certification for Level 6 to 9 Years

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


Montessori education provides challenging learning for elementary children!  Through Montessori Teacher Preparation of Washington’s 6-9 DVD course, you will learn how to use the Montessori method in your elementary classroom.  Respect for and observation of the 6-9 child are the keys to this “new” way of learning.

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

  • Introduction to Montessori Elementary Education
  • Geometry
  • Communication, Discipline and Classroom Management
  • Montessori Elementary Language Materials
  • Music for the Elementary Child
  • Montessori Elementary Math Materials
  • Cultural Materials:  Geography, History & Science

This course consists of three parts: 

  • Phase I – academic
  • Phase II – internship
  • Phase III – application for MTPI (MTP International Distance Learning) certification

In Phase I you will:

  • Watch 100+ hours of learning materials being presented by a master teacher.  You may keep the DVD as long as one month.
  • Proceed at your own pace, requesting the next DVD when you return the completed one.
  • Refine your knowledge and skills by completing 20 academic assignments.
  • Demonstrate your study of the materials by compiling 7 albums – Philosophy, Geometry, Math, Language, Geography, History and Science; and 3 notebooks – Music, Art and Cooking.  Ten MTPI decals will be provided to you by MTPI to unify your 10 manuals of learning.
  • Prove competency with the materials by attending a 1-week, full-day competency testing in Kent any time during the year.

When your 20 written assignments and 10 manuals 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.

In Phase II you will prove competency in a Montessori classroom certified 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 6-9 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 a 400 hour internship.
  • Complete all of the requirements as outlined in the intern job description.
  • Send a DVD of your teaching in the classroom every other month.

After successful completion of Phase I and Phase II, application for full MTPI certification may be made by the completion of the MTPI Application for Certification and payment of the certification fee. MTPI is the progressive, distance-learning affiliate of MTP of WA. All MTPI DVD courses do not hold MACTE accredited status.

Course Fees*
Tape 1E (refundable, prior to full enrollment) $60
Enrollment fee (non-refundable) $100
Classroom pictures and album decals $150
Album handouts $100
20 DVD rentals at $60 each (tapes 2E – 22E) $1,200
Elementary classroom DVD and “Emotional Intelligence” DVD rentals $60
DVD or onsite supervision $200
Competency fee $150
Certification fee $150

*For those already MTP or MTPI Certified for the 3-6 level: 50+ video hours

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Course Fees*
DVD 1 (refundable, prior to full enrollment) $60
Enrollment fee (non-refundable) $100
Foundation DVD rentals: DVD 1 ($50) and DVD 2-4, 8-10, 13-20 ($100 each)** $1,450
Classroom pictures and album decals $150
Album handouts $100
20 DVD rentals at $60 each (Tapes 2E-22E) (non-refundable) $1,200
NAMTA & AMS Elementary Class DVD Rentals $60
Video recorded supervision $200
Competency fee $150
Certification fee $100
TOTAL $3,570


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