JULY 2016 
NEWS & NOTES
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symposium2016 MACTE Symposium
Register NOW for the 2016 MACTE Symposium!

December 2-3rd, 2016
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Alexandria, VA

The Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE) will hold its 5th Annual Symposium for Montessori Teacher Educators on December 2-3, 2016 in Alexandria, VA. Due to several requests, this year's Symposium will not hold sessions on Sunday. This event draws Montessori teacher educators from around the world and is an opportunity for program directors, faculty and national organizations to discuss topics relevant to Montessori teacher education. This year's Symposium will focus on the topic of Student Outcomes, how to collect the data; what are the instruments for collecting the data; and most importantly, what does the data tell us and what do we do with it?

This year's Symposium will begin Friday morning with registration and breakfast. We will kick off the Symposium with updates from MACTE's President, Dr. Rebecca Pelton, followed by our keynote speaker. A full program of events will be coming soon.

The receptions for the Wisdom of the Elders and Dennis Schapiro Award for Innovation in Montessori Teacher Education will be held on Saturday night. This allows participants to enjoy dinner out in Alexandria Old Town and the Boat Parade on the Potomac on Friday evening.
We look forward to your participation! Please register early!


 
Early Bird MACTE Symposium Registration Rates :
Early Bird Rates are available until October 1, 2016

Individual Registration:  $400.00
Multiple Participants: $375.00
 
 
In addition, don't forget to book your room at the Crowne Plaza Hotel!
To book, visit the MACTE Hotel Registration Page. Once you select the dates of your visit, click "Book".  It will take you to the MACTE symposium page.

portalNEW! MACTE Accreditation Management Portal
Introducing the new  MACTE Accreditation Management Portal

We are excited to introduce the new MACTE Accreditation Management Portal (AMP). AMP is an easy-to-use, web-based application that will be used for all future Self-Studies, substantive change applications, on-site verification reports, and annual reporting. The MACTE team selected the platform with each of our teacher education programs in mind. With the introduction of the portal, we aim to streamline the accreditation process, centralize everything to one place, and overall make your life easier! 

It's time to say goodbye to Dropbox!

For programs that are applying for renewal or initial accreditation, you will be set up with an account on the portal and supplied with a username/password. Additional programs will be provided with the login information upon assignment of their first report.

To become familiar with the portal, please read through our short tutorial.  Please address all questions to info@macte.org. We are happy to answer all questions, concerns, or problems as everyone gets adapted to the new platform.





guide2016 MACTE Guide to Accreditation


The 2016 MACTE Guide to Accreditation has officially been released!

The revised guide is available for download from the Document Library resource page on the MACTE website and has been sent out to all accredited teacher education programs.

Thank you to everyone who responded to our call for comments. Your input played a vital role in refining the proposed policies.

 
administratorElementary II Stand-Alone Credential
 
At its April Board meeting, the MACTE Board of Directors passed a motion to approve the creation of an Elementary II stand-alone credential with a six-month comment timeline for all affiliations to give feedback.  The MACTE Board reviewed all documentation submitted through letters and evidence supporting the approval. This action will be open for comment until November 1st, 2016 and final action will take place at the December 2016 Board Meeting when the final initiation will take place. These next four months will be open to researching hours and requirements.

All comments should be directe d to info@macte.org with EL II in the subject line.



mlc
MACTE Board Letter Regarding 
Administrator Credential
At its April Board meeting, the MACTE Board of Directors reviewed a petition for recognition of the Administrators Credential for accreditation. The petitions were read and discussed at length.  The Board was in agreement in that to consider accreditation of the courses being offered by programs, a Montessori Administrator's Credential would need to be structured more like a leadership course at a college or university which requires two years of study, with an internship, for a MA in Leadership and Administration.  The Board is open to more discussion and the formation of a taskforce on this topic. We will extend an invitation to be involved in the taskforce in the future.  The Board was in agreement that MACTE will not make a motion on accreditation of an administrator's course at this time.

All comments should be directed t o info@macte.org with  Administrator Credential in the subject line.


annualduesMACTE Annual Dues
The MACTE Annual Dues have been sent out and are due August 1st, 2016. The 2016-2017 Fee Schedule is available for download from the MACTE website. Please contact Emma at emma@macte.org with any questions. 

trainingUpcoming Webinars and Training
MACTE On-Site Verifier Training Webinar
July 27th, 2016
1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M. EST

Interested in becoming a MACTE on-site verifier for MACTE on-site verification visits? Already a verifier looking to update your knowledge of the on-site verification visit process? The MACTE On-Site Verifier training webinar is for Montessori credentialed individuals who are interested in participating as verifiers on upcoming on-site verification visits for programs going through the MACTE accreditation process. Please join us for a webinar training.

Please note we need a minimum of 5 people registered to hold the training.

Cost: FREE


decisionsApril and June 2016 MACTE Board Meeting Decisions
April 2016 Board Decisions

Chaminade University of Honolulu Montessori Teacher Education Program
Honolulu, HI, Director: Elizabeth Park
Full Accreditation extended for a term of 7 years (to November 6, 2021) for its Early Childhood Montessori Teacher Education Certification Program

Northeast Montessori Institute
Wenham, MA, Director: Martha Monahan
Full Accreditation (Initial) granted for a term of 7 years (to April 27, 2023) for its Infant and Toddler Montessori Teacher Education Certification Program

Full Accreditation extended (to September 23, 2020) for its Early Childhood Montessori Teacher Education Certification Program to include the following Substantive Change 8: Additional Location at BT 5 Group 46 Dich Vong Ward, Cau Gaiy District, Hanoi City, Vietnam

Shanghai Montessori Education Academy
Shanghai, China, Director: Nancy Chang
Full Accreditation extended (to May 2, 2016) for its Early Childhood Montessori Teacher Education Certification Program to include the following Substantive Change 8: Additional Location, Contract Site at Wuxi Greenhill Preschool, No. 103-104 Shangmudan Road, Chonggan District, Wuxi, Jiangsu, China

International Montessori Education Institute
Taiping District, Taichung City, Taiwan, Director: Chia Hsun Chang
Full Accreditation (Initial) granted for a term of 7 years (to April 27, 2023) for its Early Childhood Montessori Teacher Education Certification Program

North Texas Montessori Institute
Frisco, TX, Director: Anita Hanks
Full Accreditation (Initial) granted for a term of 7 years (to April 27, 2023) for its Early Childhood Montessori Teacher Education Certification Program

Palm Harbor Montessori Teacher Education Center
Palm Harber, FL, Directors: Catherine Varkas
Accreditation with Stipulations granted for a term of 1 year (to April 27, 2017) for its Early Childhood Montessori Teacher Education Certification Program

Dallas Montessori Teacher Education Program
Dallas, TX, Director: Dina Paulik
Accreditation with Stipulations granted for a term of 1 year (to April 27, 2017) for its Early Childhood and Elementary I-II Montessori Teacher Education Certification Programs


June 2016 Board Decisions

Santa Monica Montessori Institute 
S anta Monica, CA, Director: Pamela Crisman
Accreditation with Stipulations/Probation granted for a term of 1 year (to June 27, 2017) for its Early Childhood Montessori Teacher Education Certification Program

Canadian Montessori Teacher Education Institute 
Ontario, Canada, Director: Daniel Jutras
Full Accreditation extended (to August 1, 2017) for its Early Childhood Montessori Teacher Education Certification Program to include the following Substantive Change 8: Additional Location at LSM Pre School no. 3, 328/2 Hoang Quoc Viet Street, Hanoi, Vietnam

Institute for Guided Studies
Camden, SC, Director: Mary Helen Cline
Full Accreditation extended (to December 4, 2021) for its Early Childhood Montessori Teacher Education Certification Program to include the following Substantive Change 8: Additional Location at Miftaahul Uloom Academy, 501 15th Street, Union City, NJ 

Full Accreditation extended for a term of 7 years (to May 4, 2023) for its Infant and Toddler Montessori Teacher Education Certification Program

Instituto Nueva Escuela
Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico, Director: Jennyffer Otero
Full Accreditation (Initial) granted for a term of 7 years (to June 27, 2023) for its Secondary I Childhood Montessori Teacher Education Certification Program

Trinity Montessori Education Center
Shanghai, China, Director: Aileen O'Brien
Full Accreditation (Initial) granted for a term of 7 years (to June 27, 2023) for its Early Childhood Montessori Teacher Education Certification Program

Montessori Teacher Education Center San Francisco Bay Area 
San Leandro, CA, Director: Pamela Rigg
Full Accreditation extended (to March 22, 2018) for its Infant and Toddler Montessori Teacher Education Certification Program to include the following Substantive Change 8: Additional Location, Contract Site at Montessori School, #BT 5 Group 46 Street #2 TranThai Tong, Dich Vong Cau Glay, Hanoi, Vietnam
Term of Contract: July 2015 - June 30, 2016

Centro de Ensenanza Montessori
Tijuana, Mexico, Director: Norma Callado
Full Accreditation extended for a term of 7 years (to November 4, 2022) for its Early Childhood Montessori Teacher Education Certification Program

Montessori Northwest
Portland, OR, Director: Jennifer Davidson
Full Accreditation extended for its Early Childhood (November 1, 2017) and Infant and Toddler (June 29, 2022) Montessori Teacher Education Certification Programs to include the following Substantive Change 8: Additional Location at San Francisco, California


June 2016 Administrative Decisions

Maria Montessori Teacher Training Academy
San Jose, CA, Director: Rebecca Keith
Approval of Substantive Change 3: Change in 50% of Faculty for 
its Early Childhood Montessori Teacher Education Certification Course Level


Kansas City Center / Montessori Education
Kansas City, MO, Director: Lavonna Peterson
Approval of Voluntary Withdrawal of its Early Childhood Montessori Teacher Education Certification Course Level


officeMACTE's New Office
MACTE has a new address!
The MACTE office has moved as of May 1st, 2016. If you haven't already, please update your records with MACTE's new address:

420 Park St.
Charlottesville, VA 22902

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