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Mount Holyoke College offers internationally recognized programs and graduate-level courses that prepare people for professional careers.

These institutes and professional pathways are flexible in every way. As the student, you select the essential capabilities you want to pursue in order to grow, adapt and succeed as a professional — and apply them immediately.

These pathways are appropriate for you no matter what your professional level:

  • recent graduate
  • mid-career professional changing direction
  • have significant experience and are looking to broaden your skills

Coursework is offered in every environment:

  • a face-to-face classroom
  • online
  • a combination of classroom and online

Classes can be taken individually or in pursuit of certificates of competency (12 credits).  

Beginning with the initial class registration, you are supported by our staff, faculty and global network of practitioners to help you succeed in your professional, personal and academic goals. 

Mount Holyoke College offers internationally recognized programs and graduate-level courses that prepare educators for professional careers.

These institutes and specialties help you explore professional development in a variety of areas. As the student, you select the essential capabilities you want to pursue in order to grow, adapt and succeed.

  • Courses are offered in online, hybrid, and on campus formats to accommodate working professionals.
  • Content is immediately applicable in a number of contexts.
  • Grow your network! Taking courses with Mount Holyoke Graduate Programs connects you to a larger Professional Learning Community.

Classes can be taken individually or in pursuit of certificates of competency (12 credits).  

Institutes for Educators

Nonprofits and Educational Entrepreneurship

Resources to support professional development, organizational development, advocacy, and outreach in educational nonprofit and entrepreneurial contexts.

Digital Innovation and Media for Educators

Build your ability to use media and technology to enhance learning, create rich interactive learning experiences, and engage learners

Global and Intercultural Education

Build your skills in cultural competency, supporting intercultural education and advocacy, and enhancing diversity and equity in your work.

Differentiated Instruction for Educators

Educators develop skills to empower diverse learners through courses in classroom management, special education, the inclusive classroom, and more.

Additional Teacher Licensure for Educators

Gain additional licenses in a new level/subject area, English as a second language/English-language learners (ESL/ELL), moderate disabilities, and more.

Research and Data Institute

Create research applicable to schools and classrooms and use data to improve student outcomes.

Facilitating Professional Learning Institute

Learn to lead dynamic and engaging professional learning communities (PLCs), mentoring, coaching, data teams or grade level teams in schools or districts.

TESOL Certificate for Educators

Recognized internationally, this certification prepares teachers with the tools to teach English as a second or foreign language.

Independent Schools Institute

For full-time educators working in independent schools who want to enhance their teaching and prepare for leadership roles.

Equity, Advocacy and Partnerships Institute

Explore issues of equity & social justice, assess community needs & values, engage families & colleagues in partnerships and advocate for students.

Arts Integration

Methods provide opportunities for students to connect by co-creating content, making it more culturally relevant, & getting them more engaged in learning.