PAMS is a charter member of the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education, (MACTE). The MACTE Commission on Accreditation is responsible for the review and accreditation of Montessori teacher education programs in the U.S. and abroad.
Dr. Meadows is one of the founders of MACTE and served as Chairman of the MACTE Commission on Accreditation for six years (1997-2003).
U.S.Department of Education Recognition
The MACTE Commission on Accreditation is one of two agencies that accredit teacher education which are recognized by the U.S.D.E. The other Is the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), which accredits most of the Teacher Education Programs within colleges and universities in the U.S.
Montessori Education Programs International (MEPI)
PAMS is also affiliated with MEPI, a sister society in South Carolina. Together these two societies nominate a Representative to the Commission on Accreditation of the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE).
Caspari Montessori Institute International
PAMS is also associated with the Caspari Montessori Institute International, founded in memory of Dr. Elisabeth Caspari in Montana.