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|Master Teacher Program|
The goal of the Master Teacher Program is to help current teachers become more skilled in the instruction of needlepoint. Candidates develop their design and color skills while becoming more comfortable in sharing their knowledge and love of needlework with students in a classroom situation. As the candidate progresses through all three levels of the program, she or he has the guidance of a proctor who has completed the program and is a Master Teacher. The three program levels are Journeyman, Fellow, and Master Teacher. Original designs are a requirement of the program and allow the participant to create new classes.
To be considered for acceptance into the program, a one-page questionnaire/application needs to be completed and submitted. Upon acceptance into MTP, the candidate must maintain membership in ANG, with dues current, as she works through the three levels. Attendance at ANG Seminars is encouraged through mandatory participation in MTP meetings schedule throughout the week. Each year, the candidate must submit a piece of needlework (judged or non-judged) for the ANG Seminar Exhibit.
As each level is completed, the candidate is expected to enroll in the next level within a specified period of time. An optional fourth level, Senior Master, is also available. This level entails an educational research project of the candidate's choice. Upon conclusion of this optional level, the Master Teacher will receive the credentials of and henceforth be known as a senior Master Teacher.
Those candidates not certified through another recognized needlework organization will enter at the Journeyman Level. Teachers who have received certification in canvaswork from other embroidery organizations will enter the Master Teacher Program at the Professional Fellow Level, but are required to complete the color and design section included in the Journeyman Level.
For questions or information, please contact MasterTeacherProgram@needlepoint.org.
Master and Senior Master Teachers
Original design by Carlene Harwick as part of her Master level research in silk and metal threads
Master Teacher Certification Pins