Professional Development Institutes

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Mount Holyoke College offers internationally recognized programs and graduate-level courses that prepare people for professional careers.

These institutes and professional pathways are flexible in every way. As the student, you select the essential capabilities you want to pursue in order to grow, adapt and succeed as a professional — and apply them immediately.

These pathways are appropriate for you no matter what your professional level:

  • recent graduate
  • mid-career professional changing direction
  • have significant experience and are looking to broaden your skills

Coursework is offered in every environment:

  • a face-to-face classroom
  • online
  • a combination of classroom and online

Courses can be taken individually or in pursuit of certificates of competency (12 credits).  

Beginning with the initial course registration, you are supported by our staff, faculty and global network of practitioners to help you succeed in your professional, personal and academic goals. 

Institutes for Educators

Pedagogy Institutes

Additional Teacher Licensure for Educators

Gain additional licenses in a new level/subject area, English as a second language/English-language learners (ESL/ELL), moderate disabilities, and more.

Arts Integration

Methods provide opportunities for students to connect by co-creating content, making it more culturally relevant, & getting them more engaged in learning.

Differentiated Instruction for Educators

Educators develop skills to empower diverse learners through courses in classroom management, special education, the inclusive classroom, and more.

Math Programs for Educators

Math coaches, administrators and teacher leaders engage with other practitioners dedicated to improving the learning and teaching of mathematics.

TESOL Certificate for Educators

Recognized internationally, this certification prepares teachers with the tools to teach English as a second or foreign language.

Independent Schools Institutes

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Independent Schools Institute

Designed for independent school educators seeking to enhance their teaching and/or prepare for leadership roles.

Independent Schools Mentoring Institute

Become an effective and emotionally intelligent mentor for the next generation of independent school educators.

Teacher Leadership Institutes

Equity, Advocacy and Partnerships Institute

Explore issues of equity & social justice, assess community needs & values, engage families & colleagues in partnerships and advocate for students.

Instructional Coaching & Leadership Institute

Refine your coaching, understanding of adult learning, and professional development skills.

Research and Data Institute

Create research applicable to schools and classrooms and use data to improve student outcomes.

Social Justice and Advocacy Institute

Join us for the Social Justice Institute, an exploration on how to incorporate culturally responsive teaching approaches and strategies in the classroom.

Other Institutes for Educators

Digital Innovation and Media for Educators

Build your ability to use media and technology to enhance learning, create rich interactive learning experiences, and engage learners

Global and Intercultural Education

Build your skills in cultural competency, supporting intercultural education and advocacy, and enhancing diversity and equity in your work.

Nonprofits and Educational Entrepreneurship

Resources to support professional development, organizational development, advocacy, and outreach in educational nonprofit and entrepreneurial contexts.