Professional Institutes and Pathways

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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

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

Beginning with the initial class 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

Nonprofit Leadership, Social Entrepreneurship

Build your skills to support educational outreach and advocacy in nonprofit and entrepreneurial organizations.

Digital Innovation and Media for Educators

Build your ability to work across media for storytelling, communications, and to be more persuasive in educational settings.

Global and Intercultural Education

Build your skills to lead diverse teams, collaborate effectively with community partners, and work with processes and systems across global/local borders.

Math Programs for Educators

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

Differentiated Instruction for Educators

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

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.

Research, Data, and Equity Institute

Create research applicable to schools and classrooms, use data to improve student outcomes, and explore issues of equity and social justice.

Facilitating Professional Learning Institute

Learn to lead dynamic and engaging professional learning communities (PLCs), mentoring, coaching, data teams or grade level teams in schools or districts.

Foundations of Teacher Leadership Institute

Explore the current landscape of teacher leadership, reform, and education policy and develop a reflective practice for professional improvement.

TESOL Certificate for Educators

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