Welcome to MACTE! Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education
MACTE is the international standard setting and accrediting body for Montessori teacher education. MACTE was granted initial recognition by the U.S. Department of Education in 1995, and this recognition extends through the year 2013. The Secretary of Education is required by law to publish a list of nationally recognized accrediting agencies that the Secretary determines to be reliable authorities as to the quality of education or training provided by the institutions of higher education and higher education programs.
MACTE honors diversity and encourages collaboration among its constituents.
MACTE is recognized by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC).
Our mission is to improve the level of Montessori teacher education by:
Developing valid and reliable accreditation standards that contribute toward quality Montessori teacher education;
Evaluating compliance with these standards;
Recognizing institutions and programs that demonstrate compliance with the standards;
Serving as a resource to various stakeholder groups concerning quality issues in Montessori teacher education;
Serving as a unifying body in the field of Montessori teacher education
Interested in becoming a MACTE accredited program?
Click Here to read our Frequently Asked Questions about MACTE and accreditation, as well as access information and documents you may need to start your accreditation process.
News & Upcoming Events
MACTE/IAME First Annual Montessori Teacher Educators' Conference
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Conference Follow Up
If you would like copies of any of the pictures seen in the slideshow, please contact the office or email Emma (firstname.lastname@example.org)
For a list of participants and contact information, click here!
If you missed the Wisdom of the Elders Ceremony at the Conference, check out who was recognized and the presentation made by Dr. Feland Meadows - Wisdom of the Elders
Stay tuned for the slideshow presentations of our keynote speakers Frank Murray and Joshua Kim
REMINDER: Make sure to check your programs information on our website to make sure you know the exact date you are up for renewal. To see your programs information now, click here. If you have Initial Accreditation, please check your accreditation letter to confirm the date your Interim Report is due. If you have Full Accreditation your Self-Study should be submitted and your On-Site must be completed before the date of your renewal.
Rebecca Pelton, Ed.D.,Executive Director,
MACTE, 313 Second Street S.E. Suite 112 Charlottesville, VA 22902
Phone: (434) 202-7793
Fax: (888) 525-8838 Email: rebecca@MACTE.org
Assistance is available Monday through Friday 9:00 - 4:00 EST.