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Mount Holyoke College

Master of Arts in Teaching, Independent Schools concentration

Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts


A specialized course of study offered through our Master of Arts in Teaching, Teacher Leadership program.


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



A degree program created by independent schools faculty for independent schools faculty. Through this program you will develop your teaching and leadership skills, and have the opportunity to focus on aspects of both that are unique to an independent school context. You will develop an individualized course of study by choosing a primary focus on pedagogy or leadership, and then working with your advisor to choose appropriate electives. Your final semester will focus on a capstone project where you will work with a coach on a topic inspired by your professional goals. Graduates from our teacher leadership program make a major impact in their communities, including going on to: *Transform their classroom practice and improve student learning. *Receive teaching awards at the local, state, and national levels. *Publish articles in professional journals and magazines. *Give keynote addresses at major conferences. *Become thought leaders who are shaping the future of education. Use waiver code GSM20 to apply for free!

Academic Fields
    Education, Other.
    Education, General.
    Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other.
    Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other.
    Master's, M.A.T., Master of Arts in Teaching

    Part Time, Online or Distance, Evening or Weekend


    independent schools educators


    Designed for full-time educators working in independent schools who want to enhance their teaching and/or prepare for leadership roles. Students choose from two tracks: one focused on teaching pedagogy and the other for educators looking to hone their leadership skills. Students collaborate with outstanding independent schools faculty to expand their professional network.
    Academic Backgrounds
      Elementary Education and Teaching.
      Secondary Education and Teaching.
      Education, General.
      Education, Other.