PR Proposals to Complete Next Phase of NTESP

Alliance Requests Proposals to Complete Next Phase of NTESP

The Alliance for Massage Therapy Education announced they are requesting proposals for an educational consultant to vet and finalize their Teacher Certification under the National Teacher Education Standards Project. According to the AFMTE website; proposals need to be submitted by April 21, 2017. Their evaluation team will process the bids and announce the awarded contract by May 1, 2017. Details surrounding the RFP can be found on the Alliance website: https://www.afmte.org/education/rfp/ .

According to the Certification Process Committee that has worked on this project for the last 12 months, “we are delighted to see progress on phase 4 of the project narrowing to completion and another step closer to achieving our major goal, which is to have the AFMTE provide a national, voluntary teacher certification program to individuals who wish to exemplify the highest excellence as educators of massage and bodywork.”

As shared on the AFMTE website, the National Teacher Education Standards Project has been envisioned as a progression of five phases. Phase 4 is to develop the AFMTE Teaching Certification, and in order to achieve this, they are requesting proposals for an educational consultant to vet and finalize the Teacher Certificate Process.

“Our goal is to have certified massage therapy and bodywork educators link instruction to well-defined learning objectives, and create strategies for motivating and retaining learners. They will foster students to develop deeper critical thinking skills to improve learning outcomes, achieve a high level of ethical awareness, and encourage collaboration with colleagues and other healthcare professionals” says Cherie Sohnen-Moe, President of the AFMTE. “I believe the competencies of the AFMTE teacher certification will help to graduate ethical, employable massage and bodywork therapists with the knowledge, ability, and skills that can positively impact the massage and bodywork profession.”

 

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