MATL- Independent Schools

Beginning last summer, educators wishing to develop an expertise in independent schools could do so through a master’s degree program specifically designed with the unique environment of the private school in mind. Williston Northampton School worked with Mount Holyoke College in developing a Master of Arts in Teacher Leadership, with a Concentration in Independent Schools. Read more on about the program in this news release.

This pilot program is currently a partnership between three schools, The Williston Northampton School, The Ethel Walker School, and Mount Holyoke College. The pilot is expanding this summer to include other independent schools and includes the following curriculum:

Summer 

Fostering a Collaborative Culture (2 credits, virtual, May-June)

The Inclusive Classroom (2 credits, on campus, August)

Teaching with Technology (2 credits, on campus, August)

 

Fall 

The Process of Teaching & Learning in Middle and Secondary Schools (4 credits, on campus)

 

Winter 

Interventions for Behavior and Classroom Management (1 credit, on campus, January)

 

Spring 

Personal Leadership and Articulation of Practice (2 credits, virtual)

 

Summer 

Independent School Topics (3 credits, June-July)

*Coaching, Mentoring, and Facilitating Instructional Improvements or

Owning Data and Assessments for Student Learning (2 credits, virtual or on campus, July week-long intensive)

 

Fall 

*Subject Specific Methodology (4 credits, on campus) or

Foundations of Teacher Leadership and Global Education Reform (4 credits, virtual)

 

Winter 

Fostering Partnerships, Communication, and Collaboration (2 credits, virtual, December-January)

 

Spring 

Catapult! Capstone Project (4 credits, virtual: Options include National Board candidacy, research, internship, or project based on Improvement Science)

*Denotes a course choice based on your individual needs and context

 

For more information on this exciting program, please contact Gwen Bass at gjbass@mtholyoke.edu or Kim Evelti at kevelti@williston.com.