August 2014

judith3rd Annual MACTE Symposium
Keynote Speaker - Judith Eaton!

We welcome Dr. Judith S. Eaton, President of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, as the Keynote Speaker at the 3rd Annual MACTE Symposium. Also in attendance will be representatives from State Departments of Education to discuss their work in recognizing the credential from a MACTE accreditation program.

Dr. Judith S. Eaton is president of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), the largest institutional higher education membership organization in the United States. A national advocate and institutional voice for self-regulation of academic quality through accreditation, CHEA is an association of 3,000 degree-granting colleges and universities.


Prior to her work at CHEA, Dr. Eaton served as chancellor of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, where she was responsible for leadership and coordination of 32 institutions serving more than 162,000 students statewide. Previously, she was president of the Council for Aid to Education, Community College of Philadelphia and the Community College of Southern Nevada, and served as vice president of the American Council on Education. She also has held full- and part-time teaching positions at Columbia University, the University of Michigan and Wayne State University.


A sought-after speaker on higher education issues both in the United States and internationally, Dr. Eaton currently serves on a range of boards and has authored numerous books and articles on higher education and accreditation topics.

If you have not registered for the Symposium, register now!  Early bird specials will only be in effect until October 1!

Registration Fees:
Early Bird Registration: $400.00
Multiple Participants: $375.00

The 2014 3rd Annual MACTE Symposium will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Alexandria, Virginia. Full schedule of events will be announced soon!  The opening reception and presentation from MACTE's President, Dr. Rebecca Pelton will begin on Friday evening from          5:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.  On-site registration will open Friday afternoon beginning at 2:00 P.M. 
In addition, don't forget to make your hotel reservations!  Follow the link below to MACTE's reservation page.  Once you put in the dates of your stay (December 5-7, 2014), the group discount will automatically be added.  Rooms are limited, so make your reservation soon!

annualreportThe 2014 Annual Report is Here!

It's that time again! The 2013-2014 MACTE Annual Report will be distributed electronically via Zarca on Friday August 29th. Each program will have until October 1, 2014 to complete and submit the Annual Report. If you have any questions regarding the report, please contact Cassie Bradshaw, Accreditation Associate, at If you do NOT receive an invitation from Zarca to access the report by 5:00PM EDT Friday, August 29th, please email Cassie.

webinar1On-Site Verifier Training Webinar
October 8, 2014
1:00 - 3:00 P.M. EDT
If you're interested in being an On-Site Verifier, please attend this Webinar!  Those that have participated in On-Site Visits should also attend in order to learn about updates and revisions to our process. 

Materials and Webinar instructions will be provided closer to the Webinar date.  Space is limited, so sign up today!

Registration Fee - $50.00

webinar2Title IV Webinar
October 15, 2014
1:00 - 2:00 P.M. EDT
Dr. Rebecca Pelton, Executive Director/President of MACTE, will be answering questions on how to apply for first-time approval to be designated as an eligible program or institution and if applicable, to participate in the federal student financial assistance programs.

If you are interested in learning more about Title IV funding, this Webinar is for you! This information session is free, but space is limited to 25 participants.  Sign up and reserve your spot now!

MACTE Participates in the Ice Bucket Challege!icebucket

The Staff at MACTE was nominated to take the Ice Bucket Challenge to show our support in leading the fight for a cure for ALS.  We want to send out our love to our friend John Snyder in Austin, Texas.
We did this one for you John! You are our hero!
We now send out a challenge to all Montessori Teacher Educators, Directors and our Affiliates!  Send us your videos and we will post them!  Watch our video below!
MACTE Does the Ice Bucket Challenge
MACTE Does the Ice Bucket Challenge
wsmtepCongratulations to the First Infant and Toddler Graduating Group at West Side Montessori School - Teacher Education Program!

  Congratulations to the first ever graduating Infant and Toddler group at West Side Montessori School - TEP.  We wish you the best in your teaching career!

If you have exciting news about your Program that you would like us to include in our next newsletter, please send your story to  We would love to hear from you!

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