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Mount Holyoke College

M.A.
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The Master of Arts in Teaching at Mount Holyoke College is an accelerated coed teacher education program for aspiring early childhood, elementary, middle, and secondary school teachers.

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Overview

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

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 11 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Credits

36 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3.2 (required)
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
105 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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

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

    24500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24500 USD per year and a duration of 11 months.

Funding

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