Jazebel Bermudez-Vera, MAT’20 talks to Paradigm Shift about the importance of making connections with her students and why she decided to get her Master of Arts in Teaching at Mount Holyoke.
Gwen Bass, director of the Teacher Leadership programs, appeared on Comcast Newsmakers to discuss engaging teachers, families and support professionals to improve school experiences and long-term outcomes for marginalized students.
Funding your education is a concern for many students, and yet there are a range of resources available to help make it affordable. In addition to the information below, Mount Holyoke's Office of Student Financial Services works closely with students to talk about what can meet your needs.
In this multi-part series, we will highlight a number of opportunities that may be available to you for funding your graduate education at Mount Holyoke College.
Usually competitive with an application process, scholarships can be:
- Based on your background
- Based on your area of interest or affiliations
- From professional associations, civic groups, foundations, local government, etc.
Usually competitive, often have an application process. Fellowships are awarded for academic excellence, fellowships are found in many fields and often include an internship or other service commitment. This gives you the chance to gain professional experience or pursue academic research in your field. They may be offered by the school/department or outside agencies. Fellowships may support your course of study, or research; many fellowships support study abroad.
The Graduate Programs offer five different fellowships for which you can apply.
May cover tuition or provide a tuition discount; or be in the form of an hourly wage or stipend. You could work for the college in:
- managing a lab
- supporting faculty and the department
See the available student assistantship positions at Mount Holyoke.
Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain: Promoting Authentic Engagement and Rigor Among Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students by Zaretta Hammond takes the mystery out of culturally responsive teaching by making it understandable and accessible to teachers. Hammond provides the neuroscience behind why culturally responsive teaching works and shows how we can actually simulate the cognitive development of underperforming students to help them become independent learners. It is not a how-to book, but it provides excellent guidance for how we can operationalize culturally responsive teaching to meet the needs of our most underserved students.
Recommended by Heather Brown, MAT Faculty member; Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment at East Longmeadow Public Schools.
November 14-15, Consortium for Excellence in Teacher Education (CETE) conference. Brandeis University. Catherine Swift, director of teacher licensure programs and Ruth Hornsby, assistant director of teacher licensure programs will be attending.
November 20, 7:30pm,Virtual Information Session. Chat with the Graduate Admissions Coordinator about graduate programs and the application process. Registration closes at 9am on the day of the event. You will be emailed a zoom link to join the discussion. Register.
December 2, 7:30 pm, Virtual Information Session. Chat with the Graduate Admissions Coordinator about graduate programs and the application process. Registration closes at 9am on the day of the event. You will be emailed a zoom link to join the discussion. Register.
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