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A Deep Loss of our Colleague, Dr. Frank Murray

Dear friends,

We are saddened by the loss of our friend and colleague Dr. Frank Murray. Frank was a continued visionary for the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE), serving first as treasurer and then as board chair for six years. His influence, guidance, love, and inspiration will live on endlessly among the Montessori community. If you wish to send a card or note to his wife Fiona, please send it to:

Fiona Murray
252 Azalia Lane
West Grove, PA 19390

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Dr. Rebecca Pelton shares her thoughts with the New York Times

Dr. Rebecca Pelton shares her thoughts with the New York Times on the importance of the role of quality teacher education programs in Bezos’ plan for low-income Montessori preschools:…/us/bezos-montessori-preschool.html
MACTE is eager to see what will unfold and appreciates the input that has already been shared from leaders and organizations in the Montessori community.

Why Montessori?

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Why do people choose to become Montessori teachers?


“Why Montessori? Most are drawn to the purposeful and peaceful way in which children and adults interact with one another and the learning environment. Many are seeking an alternative to the teacher-directed, highly didactic approaches to schooling that characterize much of our current educational climate.

Still others want to be part of an international movement that values creativity, self-regulation, intrinsic motivation and empathy as crucial educational outcomes. See what real Montessori teachers have to say about how and why they came to Montessori.” – Teach Montessori,

Read more and see a great video on the importance of becoming a Montessori Teacher on the Teach Montessori website.


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2016 MACTE Guide to Accreditation

The 2016 MACTE Guide to Accreditation has officially been released!

The revised guide will be available for download from the Document Library resource page on the MACTE website and sent out to all accredited teacher education programs. Further communication regarding policy changes will be distributed to all program directors throughout the month of May.

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

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The MACTE Office has Moved!


MACTE’s address has changed!

As of May 1st, 2016, MACTE’s new address is:

420 Park St.
Charlottesville, VA 22902


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Due to upcoming construction around MACTE’s current office building, MACTE regrets to announce that they will need to relocate their primary office. MACTE has signed a long-term lease in a beautiful old law office building (pictured above) located nearby Charlottesville’s downtown mall. The MACTE staff has mixed feelings about the move but looks forward to being in a quiet neighborhood and settling into a long-term arrangement. We are letting you know in anticipation of the change in address in your documentation. Several additional reminders will be sent out over the next couple months.

2016 Guide to Accreditation Call for Comment

The 2016 MACTE Guide to Accreditation will be released May 1, 2016. This is your opportunity to comment on proposed revisions going before the MACTE Board April 24th, 2016. The Board will take into consideration applicable comments regarding proposed changes.


The call for comments deadline has ended. Thank you to everyone who offered feedback.