Master of Arts in Teacher Leadership

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Scholarships (highly competitive) and grants available. Applications reviewed monthly on a rolling basis with priority given to early applicants.

The Master of Arts in Teacher Leadership (M.A.T.L.) is a 32-credit degree program designed for full-time teachers who are committed to enhancing their leadership skills.  It is one of the programs offered by the Mount Holyoke Programs in Teacher Leadership, which also includes four Professional Development Institutes.  All the Teacher Leadership programs build off the Teacher Leader Model Standards and are completely accessible online, with both real time class meetings and asynchronous components. Mount Holyoke’s unique partnership with the National Network of State Teachers of the Year, yields powerful educational opportunities collaborating with current teacher leaders in the field.

Our curriculum emphasizes equity, advocacy, and collaboration. Courses emphasize content that can be personalized and immediately applied in practice.  The program culminates in a capstone project, guided by your personal leadership goals and specifically designed for implementation in your classroom classroom, school, community, or beyond.

The curriculum also prepares students for National Board Candidacy or to apply for and may be used to build subject matter knowledge in support for a Massachusetts Professional License (for elementary 1-6; middle school math/science 5-8).

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

Tuition is $766/credit; the total tuition cost for the 24-month program is $24,500. Scholarships are available.

We are committed to making this opportunity accessible for teachers. Mount Holyoke's Office of Student Financial Services works closely with students to share different financing options available to best suit their individual needs.