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Mount Holyoke College

Master of Arts in Teaching, Initial Teacher Licensure

Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts


From licensure to leadership, providing support for every stage of an educator’s career.


Professional and Graduate Education
50 College Street
South Hadley, Massachusetts, 01075, United States



The Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) at Mount Holyoke College is a gender-inclusive teacher education program with 30 licensure areas for aspiring educators with both one and two-year program options. Our innovative and high engagement program connects students with alum and professional learning networks. The M.A.T. curriculum has a strong commitment to social justice and equity with a unique collaboration with EL Education. With specializations in critical need areas like English Language Learners and Moderate Disabilities, candidates in the program can pursue either one or two licenses in addition to getting a Masters Degree. Program Highlights *Accelerated one year option. *Opportunities to student teach in urban, rural, public, charter or independent schools. *Year-long teaching placement using an apprenticeship model. *Ability to earn an additional license while completing an initial license and Masters degree. *One of only three institutions in Western Massachusetts to offer the Teacher of English Language Learners license. *Partnership with EL Education - a student-centered, project-based pedagogy with a focus on character-building and student ownership. *Faculty are practicing teachers in today’s public school classrooms who understand how to create learning experiences that meet the needs of a complexity and diverse set of PK-12 learners. *Integrated teaching and learning model where licensure candidates collaborate, coach and co-plan with peers to effectively reach and teach all learners. *49% of our former students work in critical-need subject areas or districts. *90% of our teacher candidates are employed in education within a year of graduation. *Passionate, service-oriented students who strengthen our cohort with leadership skills, a purpose-driven mindset, and a clear commitment to inclusivity. Use waiver code GSM20 to apply for free!

Academic Fields
    Secondary Education and Teaching.
    Elementary Education and Teaching.
    Teaching French as a Second or Foreign Language.
    Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language, Other.
    Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor.
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    Master's, M.A.T., Master of Arts in Teaching

    Full Time, Part Time, On-Campus, Evening or Weekend


    teacher licensure


    Our students engage as teachers and learners. Whether collaborating with teachers, presenting at conferences or being recognized for their outstanding work in the field, the M.A.T. students at Mount Holyoke are engaged in the wider community - teaching and learning in meaningful and exciting ways.
    Academic Backgrounds
      English Language and Literature, General.
      History, General.
      Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other.
      Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.
      Mathematics, General.
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