Mount Holyoke Alumnae
Fellowships for Seniors
Graduating seniors are eligible to apply for Mount Holyoke Alumnae
Fellowships. These fellowships are awarded for independent projects,
graduate work, and professional schools. Approximately twenty
awards are given each year, with amounts ranging between $1,000
and $3,000, with one award of $7,500 given to the overall best
candidate. Applications are available online at the Alumnae Association
Web page, at the Career Development Center, at the Alumnae Association's
offices in Mary Woolley Hall, room 101, or by contacting Jan Cooper
at firstname.lastname@example.org or x2188. The application deadline is
February 15, 2001.
in Teacher Certification Regulations Recent changes in the
process of obtaining a teaching license from the Massachusetts
Department of Education may have a significant impact on Mount
Holyoke students who wish to pursue a teaching license as part
of their undergraduate degree. Note: The state of Massachusetts
will discontinue the license in social studies at the middle or
secondary level as of October 1, 2003. Any current student who
will graduate after May 2003 and wants to teach in a middle or
high school social studies department should consider a major
in history and should pursue a license in history. A major in
politics and a license in political science may also be a possibility.
Consult with Sandra Lawrence in the psychology and education department
for advice about alternatives to the social studies license. Students
wishing to pursue a teaching license in a subject area other than
biology, history, mathematics, English, early childhood, or elementary
education will no longer be able to obtain those licenses through
Mount Holyoke. This change means, for example, that the option
to pursue teaching licenses through "individual programs,"
such as those in art, music, foreign language, chemistry, earth
science, etc., will no longer be possible. All students affected
by this change should consult with Sandra Lawrence, as well. Students
pursuing licenses in elementary education and graduating after
May 2003 will have to include coursework in history, literature,
geography, and economics as part of their undergraduate degree.
See Anita Page in the psychology and education department for
advice about these courses.