What We Offer

Danilo Ferro in the front of a classroom

The Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) at Mount Holyoke College is a gender-inclusive teacher education program with 25 licensure areas for aspiring educators with both one and two-year program options. Our innovative and high engagement program connects students with alum and professional learning networks. The M.A.T. curriculum has a strong commitment to social justice and equity with a unique collaboration with EL Education. With specializations in critical need areas like English Language Learners and Moderate Disabilities, candidates in the program can pursue an initial license in addition to getting a Masters Degree. Our licensure areas include:

Through the M.A.T. program, we also offer additional licensure options in:

Mount Holyoke College is approved by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to offer teacher education programs leading towards an initial teacher license at the masters degree level.

The teaching licenses obtained through this program are recognized in a number of other states, U.S. territories and Canadian provinces through the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement.

To become eligible for licensure in the state of Massachusetts while at Mount Holyoke, students must successfully complete the requirements of a teacher licensure program, pass the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL) [fees apply], and submit licensure application materials and fees to the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Graduate Courses in Education

We offer a range of courses related to education. See a list of our course offerings.

MAT Learning Goals and Standards

Graduates will develop skills in writing, designing, adapting, integrating and applying plans, assessments and insight into their teaching.

Institutes for Specialized Areas of Study

A customized course of study is available for students who are interested in non-licensure options and teaching in independent schools or charter schools.