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Mount Holyoke College

12 months
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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.

Overview

What Can You Do With an M.A.T.?

Advancing your career. Our students go on to teach across the country and around the world in public schools as well as in charter school, independent schools, non-profits, and related fields.

The Teaching with initial licensure is a 36-credit program at Mount Holyoke College 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
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

36 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Required

Other requirements

General requirements

To have your application reviewed by the admissions committee, students applying to degree programs and to take courses for credit must submit:

  • Your online application
  • An application fee
  • Official copies of your undergraduate transcripts, and
  • Other materials as required. 
Degree seeking applications will also be required to submit:
  • A personal statement 
  • 2 recommendations
  • Résumé or curriculum vitae

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 775 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    27900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 775 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for South Hadley

1068 - 2212 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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