Volume 5: May 28, 2019

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News from the Graduate Programs

Graduate students

Mount Holyoke Graduate Programs is welcoming or welcoming back over 100 degree students for the 2019-2020 academic year. We served over 2600 learners in the 2018-2019 academic year through our degree programs, professional development, online webinars and other learning opportunities. 

Graduate courses

In the 2018-2019 academic year, Mount Holyoke College Graduate Programs offered over 90 courses! During Summer 2019, we are offering 33 graduate-level courses: 13 in Education, 3 in English Language Learners, 13 in Math and Math Education, and 4 in Special Education. 

Graduate showcase

Ann Neary, MATL’18, presented at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence ChangeMaker Fellowship Showcase on May 22, 2019. She recently received a grant to continue her work in social-emotional learning.

Program Spotlight: Partnerships

Partnerships Our partnerships make pursuing your degree more accessible, make your education more robust, and connect you with networks of dedicated and talented professionals. Along with opportunities for returning Peace Corps volunteers and alumni of City Year, here are a few more examples of our partnerships:

Enchanted Circle Theatre.

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Mount Holyoke Graduate Programs and Enchanted Circle have partnered together to offer
the new Arts Integrated Math for Elementary Educators course. Enchanted Circle is a
multi-service arts organization dedicated to engaging, enhancing, and inspiring learning
through the arts - in the classroom, on the stage, and throughout the community. We partner with schools and
community organizations to provide equal access to arts inspired learning for people of all ages and abilities.

Our work fosters creative and critical thinking and bridges arts, education, and social services in the most
underserved and marginalized sectors of Massachusetts.

Teach Western Mass

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Mount Holyoke and Teach Western Mass have partnered to offer a fellowship and stipend for students enrolled in Mount Holyoke College’s Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) degree program. In addition to a $9,999 living stipend, Fellows will have unique development opportunities.


Logos for The Association of Independent Schools of New England and the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools

In partnership with The Association of Independent Schools of New England and the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools, you can earn Mount Holyoke graduate credits for your participation in their New England New Teachers Seminar 1.0 and 2.0! We are working on a webinar series for the 2019-2020 academic year for NENTS participants.

National Network of State Teachers of the Year

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Many of our Master of Arts in Teaching Mathematics and Teacher Leadership students, faculty, and capstone coaches are State Teachers of the Year. In partnership with National Network of State Teachers of the Year, we offer educators selected as State Teachers of the Year (or were runners up for the State Teacher of the Year) a $10,000 scholarship.


  • June 24 - 26, National Coalition of Girls Schools annual conference. Tiffany Espinosa is presenting an INSPIRE! Session entitled: Preparing Girls to Thrive as 21st Century Leaders. 
  • July 9, The Math Learning Center, Denver, CO. Michael Flynn is presenting two keynote sessions: "Beyond Answers: SMPs with Primary Students" and "Working with Reluctant Teachers." 
  • July 10 - 12, Conference for the Advancement of Mathematics Teaching, San Antonio, TX. Michael Flynn is presenting "Understanding the Resistant Teacher - Why Change is Harder for Some People and How We Can Support Them." 
  • July 10 - 12, Expeditionary Learning (EL) Slice. The EL Slice provides an interdisciplinary experience over a two-day period, during which participants are divided into teams that delve into a historical event that occurred in the Pioneer Valley.

Faculty Recommendations

Book cover for “Educated: A Memoir”

“Educated - a Memoir”

by Tara Westover. How does one learn in an environment where public education is the enemy? Having never stepped foot in a classroom, she follows her older brother’s example and leaves her off-the-grid family in Idaho to go across the country for college and on to Cambridge for a PhD! This book speaks to the power of resilience, family, and how education can literally and figuratively change a life.

Recommended by: Catherine Swift, director of the teacher licensure programs.

Congraulations to the Class of 2019

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