Graduate Courses

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In the professional and graduate education division we offer a range of courses related to education, leadership, communications and media. Please click below to learn more about our course offerings.

Contact us at graduateadmissions@mtholyoke.edu or 413-538-3478 with any questions.

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Courses in Education

Education Courses

Whether you are looking to take classes in pedagogy or to develop your expertise in a particular content area, we have classes to help sharpen your skills and knowledge.

Students may take these courses as a part of their degree program, as electives to augment their course of study, as a part of one of our education institutes or add-on licenses, or as a stand alone class.

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Courses

  • X.EDUC 417: Teaching With Technology (2 cr)
  • X.EDUC 420AD: Human Development: 'Adolescent Development' (2 cr)
  • X.EDUC 420CD: Human Development: 'Child Development' (2 cr)
  • X.EDUC 422: Practicum Seminar on Teaching and Learning: Early Childhood and Elementary Education (4 cr)
  • X.EDUC 423: Student Teaching in Early Childhood and Elementary Schools (10 cr)
  • X.EDUC 424: Internship in Educational Settings (4-10 cr)
  • X.EDUC 430: The Process of Teaching and Learning in Secondary and Middle Schools (4 cr)
  • X.EDUC 431: Student Teaching in Secondary and Middle Schools (10 cr)
  • X.EDUC 433: Practicum Seminar on Teaching and Learning: Middle and Secondary Education (4 cr)
  • X.EDUC 449: Equity and Social Justice: A Teacher's Role (2 cr)
  • X.EDUC 460: Subject-Specific Methods for Middle and Secondary Teachers (4 cr)
  • X.EDUC 461: The Process of Teaching and Learning: Developing Literacy in Early Childhood and Elementary Schools (4 cr)
  • X.EDUC 463: Teaching English Language Learners (4 cr)
  • X.EDUC 465: Children's Literature for Educators (4 cr)
  • X.EDUC 470: The Process of Teaching & Learning: Developing Math/Science/Technology Instruction & Curriculum (4 cr)
  • X.EDUC 495: Independent Study (1-4 cr)

English Language Learners

Whether you are looking to take classes in pedagogy or to develop your expertise in a particular content area, we have classes to help sharpen your skills and knowledge.

Students may take these courses as a part of their degree program, as electives to augment their course of study, as a part of one of our education institutes or add-on licenses, or as a stand alone class.

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New Courses

    • X. ELL 403: Research in Teaching English Language Learners (3 cr)
    • X. ELL 421: Linguistics for Teachers (2 cr)
    • X. ELL 422: Practicum Seminar in Teaching and Learning - Elementary English Language Learners Education (4 cr)
    • X. ELL 426: Methods in Teaching English to K-12 Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL Methods) (4 cr)
    • X. ELL 423: Student Teaching English Language Learners in Elementary Schools (10 cr)
    • X. ELL 431: Student Teaching English Language Learners in Secondary Schools (10 cr)
    • X. ELL 433: Practicum Seminar in Teaching and Learning - Secondary English Language Learner Education (4 cr)
    • X.ELL 436: Teaching English Language Learners Internship 1 (2 cr)
    • X.ELL 438: Teaching English Language Learners Internship 2 (3 cr)
    • X. ELL 451: English Language Development Standards and Assessment Framework (1 cr)

All Courses

    • X. ELL 403: Research in Teaching English Language Learners (3 cr)
    • X.ELL 416: Language Assessment and Classroom Practice (2 cr)
    • X.ELL 418: Second Language Acquisition and Classroom Practice (2 cr)
    • X.ELL 421: Linguistics for Teachers (2 cr)
    • X.ELL 422: Practicum Seminar in Teaching and Learning - Elementary English Language Learners Education (4 cr)
    • X.ELL 426: Methods in Teaching English to K-12 Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL Methods) (4 cr)
    • X.ELL 423: Student Teaching English Language Learners in Elementary Schools (10 cr)
    • X.ELL 431: Student Teaching English Language Learners in Secondary Schools (10 cr)
    • X.ELL 433: Practicum Seminar in Teaching and Learning - Secondary English Language Learner Education (4 cr)
    • X.ELL 436: Teaching English Language Learners Internship 1 (2 cr)
    • X.ELL 438: Teaching English Language Learners Internship 2 (3 cr)
    • X.ELL 451: English Language Development Standards and Assessment Framework (1 cr)
    • X.ELL 463 Teaching English Language Learners: Sheltered English Immersion Endorsement Standalone (3 cr)

Independent Schools Program

Whether you are looking to take classes in pedagogy or to develop your expertise in a particular content area, we have classes to help sharpen your skills and knowledge.

Students may take these courses as a part of their degree program, as electives to augment their course of study, as a part of one of our education institutes or add-on licenses, or as a stand alone class.

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New Courses

  • X.EDUC 419: Independent Schools: New Teachers Seminar (2 cr)
  • X.EDUC 459: Independent Schools: Experienced Practitioners Seminar (2 cr)
  • X.EDUC 477: Seminar on Effective Teaching and Learning Strategies for Practitioners (2 cr)

All Courses

  • X.EDUC 419: Independent Schools: New Teachers Seminar (2 cr)
  • X.EDUC 459: Independent Schools: Experienced Practitioners Seminar (2 cr)
  • X.EDUC 477: Seminar on Effective Teaching and Learning Strategies for Practitioners (2 cr)
  • X.EDUC 476 Independent School: Beyond the Classroom.

Teaching Mathematics and Mathematics Education

Whether you are looking to take classes in pedagogy or to develop your expertise in a particular content area, we have classes to help sharpen your skills and knowledge.

Students may take these courses as a part of their degree program, as electives to augment their course of study, as a part of one of our education institutes or add-on licenses, or as a stand alone class.

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New Courses

  • X.MTHED-473: Creating Accessible Mathematics Classrooms

All Mathematics Courses

  • X.MATH 400: Developing Mathematical Ideas: Building a System of Tens (2 cr)
  • X.MATH 401: Developing Mathematical Ideas: Making Meaning for Operations (2 cr)
  • X.MATH 402: Developing Mathematical Ideas: Examining Features of Shape (2 cr)
  • X.MATH 404: Developing Mathematical Ideas: Working With Data (2 cr)
  • X.MATH 405: Developing Mathematical Ideas: Measuring Space in One, Two, and Three Dimensions (2 cr)
  • X.MATH 406: Developing Mathematical Ideas: Patterns, Functions, and Change (2 cr)
  • X.MATH 407: Reasoning Algebraically About Operations (2 cr)
  • X.MATH 411: Math for Elementary Teachers (2 cr)
  • X.MATH 424: Developing Mathematical Reasoning (4 cr)
  • X.MATH 460: Connecting Arithmetic to Algebra (4 cr)
  • X.MATH 462: Fostering Algebraic Reasoning (3 cr)

All Mathematics Education Courses

  • X.MTHED 404: Effective Practices for Advancing the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics (2 cr)
  • X.MTHED 404DV: Effective Practices for Advancing the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics: "Developing Students' Mathematical Sense-Making' (2 cr)
  • X.MTHED 407: Reasoning Algebraically About Operations (1 cr)
  • X.MTHED 408: Professional Development for Coaching Mathematics (2 cr)
  • X.MTHED 409: Educational Leadership I: Exploring the Rules of Math Teacher Leadership (2 cr)
  • X.MTHED 410: Educational Leadership II: Facilitating Professional Learning (2 cr)
  • X.MTHED 411: Educational Leadership II: Facilitating Adult Learning (2 cr)
  • X.MTHED 412: Mathematics Coaching: Designing Effective Professional Development (3 cr)
  • X.MTHED 413: Supporting the Range of Learners in Mathematics Classrooms (2 cr)
  • X.MTHED 422: Research on Learning: Implementing the Common Core Math Practice Standards (2 cr)
  • X.MTHED 462: Fostering Algebraic Reasoning (1 cr)
  • X.MTHED 465: Action Research on Learning and Teaching (2 cr)
  • X.MTHED 466: Action Research on Math Teacher Leadership (4 cr)
  • X.MATHED 473: Creating Accessible Mathematics Classrooms

Special Education/Moderate Disabilities

Whether you are looking to take classes in pedagogy or to develop your expertise in a particular content area, we have classes to help sharpen your skills and knowledge.

Students may take these courses as a part of their degree program, as electives to augment their course of study, as a part of one of our education institutes or add-on licenses, or as a stand alone class.

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New Courses

  • X.MATHED 473: Creating Accessible Mathematics Classrooms (2 cr)

All Courses

  • X.MATHED 473: Creating Accessible Mathematics Classrooms (2 cr)
  • X.SPED 416: Interventions for Behavior and Classroom Management (1 cr)
  • X.SPED 421: Assistive Technology for Special Education (1 cr)
  • X.SPED 422: Practicum Seminar: Teaching and Learning for Moderate Disabilities Licensure PreK-8 (4 cr)
  • X.SPED 423: Student Teaching in Inclusive and Substantially Separate Classrooms for Students PreK-8 with Moderate Disabilities (10 cr)
  • X.SPED 426: The Inclusive Classroom (2 cr)
  • X.SPED 431: Student Teaching in Inclusive and Substantially Separate Classrooms for Students Grades 5-12 with Moderate Disabilities (10 cr)
  • X.SPED 433: Practicum Seminar: Teaching and Learning for Moderate Disabilities Licensure 5-12 (4 cr)
  • X.SPED 436: Moderate Disabilities Internship I: Student Teaching in Self-Contained Classrooms (2 cr)
  • X.SPED 438: Moderate Disabilities Internship II: Student Teaching in Inclusive and Self-Contained Classrooms (3 cr)
  • X.SPED 441: Differentiated Instruction for Diverse Learners (2 cr)
  • X.SPED 447: Assessment and Instruction for Exceptional Learners (3 cr)
  • X.SPED 463: Foundations of Reading: Development, Comprehension, Instruction, and Assessment (4 cr)
  • X.SPED 471: Legal Perspectives in Special Education (1 cr)
  • X.SPED 481: Special Education Law: Transitions, Collaboration, and Applications (2 cr)
  • X.SPED 495: Independent Study (1-4 cr)

Teacher Leadership Courses

Whether you are looking to take classes in pedagogy or to develop your expertise in a particular content area, we have classes to help sharpen your skills and knowledge.

Students may take these courses as a part of their degree program, as electives to augment their course of study, as a part of one of our education institutes or add-on licenses, or as a stand alone class.

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All Courses

  • X.EDUC 411: Policy Fluency: Current Issues in Education (4 cr)
  • X.EDUC 413: Leading Colleagues Using Research: Bridging the Gap Between Research and Practice (2 cr)
  • X.EDUC 441: Fostering a Collaborative Culture for Learning (2 cr)
  • X.EDUC 442: Fostering Partnerships, Collaboration, and Communication (2 cr)
  • X.EDUC 453: Foundations of Teacher Leadership and Global Education Reform (4 cr)
  • X.EDUC 454: Teachers as Agents of Change (4 cr)
  • X.EDUC 456: Promoting Professional Learning (2 cr)
  • X.EDUC 457: Personal Leadership Growth and Articulation of Practice (2 cr)
  • X.EDUC 458: Owning Assessments and Data for Student Learning (2 cr)
  • X.EDUC 467: Coaching, Mentoring, and Facilitating Instructional Improvements (2 cr)
  • X.EDUC 489: Catapult! Capstone Course (2-6 cr)
  • X.EDUC 495: Independent Study (1-4 cr)

Professional Institutes and Pathways Courses

Leadership

Our leadership courses provide opportunities for personal and professional development to support emerging leaders who want to increase their scope of impact.  Whether you are looking to start a new career or build skills for the path you are on, our courses can help you take the next steps.

Students may take these courses as a part of one of our institutes or as a stand alone class.

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New Courses

  • X.MGMT 416: Participatory Community Development (2 cr)
  • X.MGMT 429CP: Building Effective Organizations: Creativity, Problem Solving and Decision Making (2 cr)
  • X.MGMT 429MM: Building Effective Organizations: Mentorship Models to Grow Leadership (2 cr)
  • X.MGMT 436: Creating and Sustaining Public-Private Partnerships (2 cr)
  • X.MGMT 441: Diversity and Intercultural Management (2 cr)
  • X.MGMT 452: Fair Trade & Sustainable Tourism (2 cr)
  • X.CMPTC 443: Data Visualization: Presenting Data to Build Understanding and Insights (2 cr)
  • X.COMM 436: Persuasive Communications (2 cr)
  • X.MEDIA 426: New Media and Activism (2 cr)
  • X.MEDIA 431: Storytelling: Crafting Effective Narratives Across Media (2 cr)

All Courses

  • X.MGMT 416: Participatory Community Development (2 cr)
  • X.MGMT 418: Project Management for Nonprofits and Social Entrepreneurs (2 cr)
  • X.MGMT 429CP: Building Effective Organizations: Creativity, Problem Solving and Decision Making (2 cr)
  • X.MGMT 429CU: Building Effective Organizations: 'Inclusion and Cultural Competency' (2 cr)
  • X.MGMT 429MM: Building Effective Organizations: Mentorship Models to Grow Leadership (2 cr)
  • X.MGMT 431 Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation (2 cr)
  • X.MGMT 436: Creating and Sustaining Public-Private Partnerships (2 cr)
  • X.MGMT 441: Diversity and Intercultural Management (2 cr)
  • X.MGMT 452: Fair Trade & Sustainable Tourism (2 cr)
  • X.CMPTC 443: Data Visualization: Presenting Data to Build Understanding and Insights (2 cr)
  • X.COMM 405: Speaking with Confidence: Leadership for Women (1 cr)
  • X.COMM 413: Building Bridges: Facilitating Courageous Conversations (2 cr)
  • X.COMM 436: Persuasive Communications (2 cr)
  • X.MEDIA 426: New Media and Activism (2 cr)
  • X.MEDIA 431: Storytelling: Crafting Effective Narratives Across Media (2 cr)

Digital Innovation and Media

Our digital innovation and media courses are for professionals who would like to build their ability to work across media for storytelling, communications, and to be more impactful and persuasive. Whether you are looking to start a new career or build skills for the path you are on, our courses can help you take the next steps.

Students may take these courses as a part of one of our institutes or as a stand alone class.

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New Courses

  • X.CMPTC 443: Data Visualization: Presenting Data to Build Understanding and Insights (2 cr)
  • X.COMM 436: Persuasive Communications (2 cr)
  • X.MEDIA 426: New Media and Activism (2 cr)
  • X.MEDIA 429 WD: Media Production: Web Design (2 cr)
  • X.MEDIA 429AP: Media Production: Audio Production (2 cr)
  • X.MEDIA 431: Storytelling: Crafting Effective Narratives Across Media (2 cr)

All Courses

  • X.CMPTC 443: Data Visualization: Presenting Data to Build Understanding and Insights (2 cr)
  • X.COMM 436: Persuasive Communications (2 cr)
  • X.MEDIA 411: Visual Literacy and Media (2 cr)
  • X.MEDIA 426: New Media and Activism (2 cr)
  • X.MEDIA 429WD: Media Production: Web Design (2 cr)
  • X.MEDIA 429AP: Media Production: Audio Production (2 cr)
  • X.MEDIA 429VP: Media Production Topics: Video Production (2 cr)
  • X.MEDIA 431: Storytelling: Crafting Effective Narratives Across Media (2 cr)
  • X.PROST 429PR: Legal Topics: Intellectual Property (1 cr)
  • X.WRTNG 406: Creative Inquiry and Writing a Research (2 cr)