Master of Arts in Teacher Leadership

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Scholarships (highly competitive) and grants available. Applications reviewed monthly on a rolling basis until all scholarships have been given. 

The Master of Arts in Teacher Leadership (M.A.T.L.) degree offered by Mount Holyoke Programs in Teacher Leadership is a 32-credit program is designed for full-time teachers who want to enhance their leadership skills for current or future roles.

This online or on-campus program will be completed as a series of certificates around the Teacher Leader Model Standards, with a culminating capstone project based on the teacher leader’s personal leadership plan and needs in his or her classroom, school, community, or beyond. Its innovative curriculum demonstrates a strong commitment to equity and collaboration, is convenient and individualized for the learner, and involves a unique partnership with the National Network of State Teachers of the Year, including powerful educational opportunities collaborating with current teacher leaders in the field. 

Teachers can choose modified tracks:

  1. where coursework builds the skills to prepare students for National Board Candidacy, with an option for candidate support as the capstone project; or
  2. where coursework can be used to apply for Massachusetts Professional License (for elementary 1-6; middle school math/science 5-8).

Courses can be completed online, with real time and asynchronous components.

For more information, contact Gwen Bass at or 413/538-3478, or fill out our inquiry form.

Tuition for the 24-month program is $24,500. Mount Holyoke's Office of Student Financial Services works closely with students to ensure that they are aware of the different financing options available to best suit their individual needs.