The M.A.T. in Teacher Leadership program supports educators who want to help build their school’s capacity for success, support a climate of professional growth, or serve in leadership roles at the local, state, or national level. Designed for full-time educators, M.A.T.L. students can complete the program entirely online, with most courses offered in the evenings during the academic year, or as week-long intensives during the summer.


The Master of Arts in Teaching, Teacher Leadership degree program curriculum emphasizes equity, advocacy, and collaboration. We help experienced teachers cultivate leadership skills, enhance their knowledge of the educational landscape, and network with industry leaders to facilitate professional growth and improve teaching and learning on a broader level.  Our classes can prepare you for National Board Candidacy and may also be used to build subject matter knowledge toward a Massachusetts Professional License (for elementary 1-6; or middle school math/science 5-8).

M.A.T.L. Learning Goals and Standards

Graduates will have an understanding of Teacher Leader Model Standards, the field of Teacher Leadership and an understanding of educational policy.


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Cost and Financial Aid

The M.A.T. in Teacher Leadership program requires a minimum of 32 credits. Students may elect to do a specialization which may include additional coursework. Please see Graduate Tuition, Fees and Billing for current fees and tuition rates. Scholarships, Fellowships, and grants are available.

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


Mount Holyoke is committed to cultivating and supporting a community of experts and emerging educational leaders across the globe. Through our institutes, educators can hone specific skills and competence to suit their professional goals. Through our partnerships, we strive to amplify educational innovation and enhance programming that supports youth in schools and beyond. All of our offerings emphasize collaborative learning and connect students with mentors to supprt their leadership development. 


Curriculum Map

Our 32-credit graduate program was designed to equip educators with skills that they can customize to fit their passion and immediately put into practice.
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Specialties and Professional Development

Arts Integration, Digital Innovation & Media, Global Education, or Educational Entrepreneurship.