A panel of educators meeting with our ELL students to examine the importance of cultural awareness in K-12 schools.
A signature course of study offered through our Master of Arts in Teaching, Initial Licensure program.
Myth-busting on the need to know a second language
“One of the biggest revelations for many of our candidates when they start their work towards becoming an ELL teacher is that they didn’t need to know a second language!” — Ruth Hornsby, assistant director, Teacher Licensure Programs
Make an impact
What you learn
Our Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) program is an accelerated gender-inclusive program that leads to licensure in teaching English language learners (ESL; PreK-6 or 5-12) and a master’s degree. It includes:
- a rigorous but supportive program, based on the most current research and taught by experienced scholars and practitioners
- an explicit commitment to equity and social justice
- personalized advising
- year-long practicum experience in area schools, which offer opportunities to work closely with experienced local ELL educators and to explore teaching diverse learners in a range of settings
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 additional licenses, or as a stand alone class.
- Language Assessment and Classroom Practice
- Second Language Acquisition and Classroom Practice
- Linguistics for Teachers
- Research in Teaching English Language Learners
Where and how you learn
The 38-credit M.A.T. in ELL can be completed full-time in one year or part-time over the course of two years. This program is designed for current teachers and those interested in pursuing a new career path, as most classes meet after K-12 school hours.
While the majority of our Initial Licensure courses are offered on campus with a student teaching practicum in area schools, some of our English language learner courses are offered in an interactive online format.
- Master of Arts in Teaching, Initial Licensure
- Additional Licensure in English language learners
- Differentiated Instruction Institute
Have a question?
For more information contact us at 413-538-3478 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mount Holyoke College has consistently prepared outstanding educators who have transformed communities around the world. Mount Holyoke College is a member of the Consortium for Excellence in Teacher Education (CETE).