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Teaching, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 11 months
    Duration

About

The M.A.T. with initial licensure is a 36-credit program that a full-time student can complete in under 11 months, from August to the following June. Part-time students can complete requirements at their own pace, although they will eventually need to complete the program's capstone: a full-time, semester-long teaching practicum during the spring semester. Coursework for the M.A.T. is delivered in 3 sessions: summer, fall, and spring. Students are expected to maintain a B grade in all courses.

Mount Holyoke College offers licensure at the following levels:

Early Childhood: Grades PreK - 2

Students in the Early Childhood Licensure program begin the summer session with courses that familiarize them with schools and the children and families they serve through an immersion experience in EL Education. They also consider how technology is used in primary grade classrooms and how it can enhance learning and instruction when used in careful balance with and an active, hands-on curriculum.

Elementary School: Grades 1 – 6

Students in the Elementary Licensure program begin the summer session with courses that familiarize them with schools and the children and families they serve through an immersion experience in EL Education. They also consider how technology is used in elementary grade classrooms and how it can enhance learning and instruction when used in careful balance with and an active, hands-on curriculum.

Middle School: Grades 5 – 8

Starting in August, the summer session features an immersion into the EL Education "case study" teaching model. Students will go on group learning expeditions in the field to experience powerful project-based methodologies delivered by EL professionals. Students go on to complete introductory course work about schools and schooling, plus a module on technology in education.

Secondary School: Grades 8 – 12

Starting in August, the summer session features an immersion into the EL Education "case study" teaching model. Students will go on group learning expeditions in the field to experience powerful project-based methodologies delivered by EL professionals. Students go on to complete introductory course work about schools and schooling, plus a module on technology in education.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:
Early Childhood Program
  • Teaching with Technology
  • Schools, Schooling, and Society
  • Developing Literacy in Early Childhood and Elementary Classrooms
  • Teaching English Language Learners
  • Children’s Literature for Education
  • Mathematical Ideas course
  • Developing Math/Science/Technology Instruction and Curriculum
Elementary Program
  • Teaching with Technology
  • Schools, Schooling, and Society
  • Developing Literacy in Early Childhood and Elementary Classrooms
  • Developing Math / Science / Technology Instruction and Curriculum
  • Mathematical Ideas: Special Topics in Math for Elementary Teachers
  • Teaching English Language Learners
  • Full time Student Teaching in MA public schools (through mid-June)
  • Weekly Seminar
  • Career guidance
Middle And Secondary Program
  • Teaching with Technology
  • Schools, Schooling, and Society
  • Subject Specific Methodology
  • Philosophy, Social Justice, Multicultural, and Global Issues impacting our classrooms
  • Teaching English Language Learners

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 11 months
  • Credits
    36 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    105

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    628

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • All students must have completed a bachelor’s degree prior to beginning the M.A.T. program.
  • Students who apply to this program generally have a 3.2 undergraduate GPA. If you have any questions, please contact an advisor.
  • An undergraduate major—or demonstrate equivalent subject area knowledge—in desired teaching discipline.
  • A passing score on the appropriate Massachusetts Test for Educator Licensure (MTEL) - if you have not yet taken the MTEL, you are still able to apply to the M.A.T program. When you meet with an advisor, they will provide further details on the timing of the necessary tests your particular license requires.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    24500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24500 USD per year and a duration of 11 months.
  • National Applies to you

    24500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24500 USD per year and a duration of 11 months.
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Living costs for South Hadley

  • 1068 - 2220 USD/month
    Living Costs

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