February 2015
For those who could not attend the MACTE Symposium this last December, here are the PowerPoint presentations from several of our speakers.  More to come.

Stacey Edwards-Russo, Mercedes Castle, and Ingrid Anderson

Christine Lowry

Kimberlee Belcher-Badal

Kimberlee Belcher-Badal

Laureen Golden

Open Forum Discussion Notes
Thank you to all those who participated!

Please mark your calendars for this year's symposium on December 4-6, 2015 at Crowne Plaza, Alexandria, VA!
Registration will open in April 2015.

MACTE Accreditation Overview Webinar
February 25, 2015
2:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.
Cost: Free
The Accreditation Overview Webinar is for Montessori teacher education programs interested in obtaining information regarding MACTE accreditation. This webinar will provide a general overview of the accreditation process as well as outline all documentation required for compiling a Self-Study. There will be time set aside at the end of the webinar for questions.

Register Now!
MACTE Self-Study Writing Workshop
March 4, 2015
7:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Cost: $40
The Self-Study Writing Workshop is for Montessori teacher education programs that are ready to begin compiling their Self-Study document. It is highly recommended that someone from the program participate in the MACTE Accreditation Overview Webinar prior to enrolling in the Self-Study Writing Webinar. This webinar will focus on Section C of the MACTE 2013 Guide to Accreditation. We will walk through each section of the Self-Study and discuss specific compilation guidelines. This webinar is limited to 12 people. We will offer another Self-Study Writing Workshop Webinar in April 2015.

MACTE Accreditation Overview and Self-Study Writing Workshop
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown (room TBA)
Philadelphia, PA
March 11, 2015
8:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
Cost: $50
One day prior to the AMS Annual Conference, this session will include information provided in the Accreditation Overview as well as the Self-Study Writing Workshop listed above.

Note: It is $75 to participate in both the Self-Study Writing and On-Site Verifier sessions.

MACTE On-Site Verifier Training
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown (room TBA)
Philadelphia, PA 
March 11, 2015
1:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Cost: $50
Also one day prior to the AMS Annual Conference, this session is for individuals interested in participating in MACTE On-Site Verification Visits. We strongly recommend taking the morning Self-Study Writing Workshop session if you have never been on an on-site visit or have not been on an on-site visit where the 2013 Guidelines were used. If you are in the area but are not attending the AMS Conference, you are still welcome to participate.

Note: It is $75 to participate in both the Self-Study Writing and On-Site Verifier sessions.

newstaffWelcome to our New MACTE Staff Member!

We are very excited to announce a new addition to our team. Chelsea Stobbart has joined our MACTE staff as our Technical Operations Manager and will be leading our database management and student registration. With a past career in systems engineering, we are sure Chelsea will make a huge contribution in 2015 and beyond. We are happy to welcome her to the team! If you would like to contact Chelsea, her email is chelsea@macte.org. 

recentmeetingsRecent Meetings

Change, Challenge, and Accreditation
January 26-28, 2015
Capital Hilton Hotel
Washington, DC

Topics Covered:
Accreditation and Quality Assurance, Accreditation and Student Learning Outcomes: Progress and Challenges, Leadership in Accreditation, & Accreditation and Innovation

upcomingeventsUpcoming Events

February 13-16, 2015
 Atlanta, GA

2015 Montessori Education Programs International (MEPI) Hands of Peace Conference
20th Anniversary Celebration

February 20-22, 2015
Litchfield Beach and Golf Resort 
South Carolina 

Life. Liberty. Montessori!
March 12-15, 2015
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  

March 29-31, 2015
Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel
Chicago, Illinois 

Changing Landscape of Higher Education: New Demands on Quality Assurance
March 30-April 3, 2015
Chicago, Illinois 

MACTE will be represented by Rebecca Pelton at each of the above conferences this Spring.  Follow the links if you would like to register for a conference or know more about an organization.

anoteA Note from Laureen at Teach Montessori

Dear Teacher Education Programs,

Have you heard about TEACH Montessori, a unified national teacher recruitment initiative to address the chronic shortage of trained Montessori teachers?  We are reaching out to you to (1) provide you with an overview of the project, and (2) invite you to help us create it in a way that meaningfully serves your needs.

Please see the attached summary for an overview and take a brief survey to help us help you.

We value your expertise and experience - please contact me at any time with questions, concerns, or suggestions!


Laureen Golden
Teach Montessori Project Manager
(814) 327-5371