Initial Licensure

The M.A.T. with initial licensure is a 36-credit program that a full-time student can complete in under 11 months, from August to the following June. Part-time students can complete requirements at their own pace, although they will eventually need to complete the program's capstone: a full-time, semester-long teaching practicum during the spring semester. Coursework for the M.A.T. is delivered in 3 sessions: summer, fall, and spring.

Mount Holyoke College offers licensure at the following levels:

Flexible Options

Low-Residency Students
Low-residency students have the option of attending classes on campus August - December and completing their spring teaching practicum out of the area, within the state of Massachusetts. Students will work with advisors to identify an appropriate teaching practicum.

Part-Time Students
While the M.A.T. is designed to be a continuous, 11-month program, part-time students can complete requirements at their own pace. Students will work with an advisor to design a manageable plan to complete program requirements in a way that fits into a busy lifestyle.