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Change of Curricular Practical Training (CPT) Site


  • A student must complete new CPT prior to the expected completion date on the I-20.
    • An I-20 cannot be extended for the sole purpose to change CPT site.
  • New employment may not begin before new CPT is approved and may not continue after completion date listed on I-20.
  • In order for MTEC's international adviser to authorize a new CPT, the learner must obtain:
    • A new offer letter from the employer that includes:
      • Recommendation for employment
      • A description of the position
      • Lists the duties
      • The beginning and ending dates of the employment
      • Part-Time or Full-Time employment
      • The full name of a staff or faculty member who will evaluate and support the applicant's performance in the internship
    • Site Agreement (found in practicum binder)
      • Copy of site’s AMS Membership or State Licensing
    • Supervising Teacher Information and Agreement (found in practicum binder)
      • Copy of Supervising Teacher’s Montessori Credential


  • Locate a new school that qualifies for Practicum credit. (Refer to the Student Handbook).
  • Take listed documents above to the new employer, preferably when you go for your initial interview, for completion.
  • Request a letter of offer from the employer, on letterhead stationery. (Details are listed above)
  • Email all required documents listed above and a cover letter requesting a new CPT to MTEC's international advisor along with mailing the non-refundable new CPT Fee $200.00 to MTEC's main office.
  • If MTEC's international adviser determines that the applicant has all previous financial obligations are met and all required documents have been submitted, a new CPT authorization will be added to the learner's I-20.
  • Three copies of the new CPT will be mailed to the applicant. All copies are required to be signed by the applicant:
    • One copy is required to be given to the new employer
    • One copy is the applicant's
    • One copy is must be returned to MTEC

Note: If all of the information required is NOT submitted all at once, we will not process the request. Additional time spent assembling material not provided in the primary submission will be billed at our hourly rate of $95.00.