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Division of Graduate and Continuing Education

Degree Completion Programs

Summer @ MCLA

Early Educators

K-12 Educators

Professional Education & Non-Credit Courses

Adult Basic Education

Degree Completion Programs

Bachelor's Degree Completion Pathways

Designed to support non-traditional students aspiring to complete a bachelor's degree, these seven-semester programs meet on Thursday evenings in downtown Pittsfield.  Sign up to meet with an advisor at the Conte Federal Building or browse our current degree completion offerings:

Summer @ MCLA

Summer Courses

Each summer MCLA offers a range of popular courses in flexible formats, presenting adults with an opportunity to explore a return to college, and giving undergraduate or high school students a chance to accelerate their college careers.

Summer Camps 

Summer camp experiences for kids will include the popular Science & Robotics Camp, an Advanced Robotics Camp, Young Hacks Computer Programming Camps, and a brand new Creative Writing Camp. MCLA will also host multi-day Basketball and Volleyball sports clinics. 

Early Educators

CEU Opportunities for Early Childhood Educators

MCLA supports professional development opportunities for early educators to earn continuing education units (CEUs).  MCLA currently partners with several providers including the Collaborative for Educational Services and the Preschool Enrichment Team.  Students participating in MCLA-endorsed courses offered by these providers will earn .1 CEU for each hour of instruction, and their participation will be stored in our student records database.  

Degree Completion Program

This program is designed to support bachelor degree completion for early educators with some college credit.  Offered in a cohort model, students begin this program as a group and progress through their courses together.  Cohorts launch in September and students graduate after completing seven semesters of coursework, including summers.

K-12 Educators 

Professional Development for PK-12 Educators

MCLA continues to partner with the Berkshire County Superintendents' Roundtable and the Berkshire Readiness Center to offer professional development that supports current topics, license advancement, and district initiatives. 

AIER Economics Across the Curriculum

Designed for high school teachers of various disciplines, this course explores major economics concepts including Money Supply and Inflation; Business Cycles; and Government and the Economy; and how to incorporate those concepts in their fields of study. The Summer 2017 program features sessions in St. Louis, Miami, and Omaha and allows educators to earn graduate in-service credits or professional development points through MCLA.

Open Corridor Schools, Inc. 

MCLA partners with Open Corridor Schools, Inc. to offer professional development for teachers in the tri-state area. Educators earn in-service graduate credits via these teacher education courses, which focus on a variety of contemporary topics and issues. 

Professional Education & Non-Credit Workshops

Online Learning with ed2go

In partnership with ed2go, one of the largest providers of online continuing non-credit education in the U.S., MCLA offers a broad library of six-week online courses, most priced at $99. 

Hans Nebel Violin Repair Workshop 

MCLA is proud to be the preferred university of Hans J. Nebel, renowned violin repair expert, and to offer his highly unique program.  Nebel's advanced programs are built on an eight-part-cycle that offers a different topic each year.  His next summer program will include four week-long workshops in June 2017.

Chapter 146 License Renewal

This program meets the Massachusetts General Laws license requirements for engineers and firemen. 

Northern Berkshire ABE

Adult Basic Education Program

These programs support community members interested in earning a GED, learning English, and preparing for college and careers.  Classes are free and offered during both day and in evening hours.



Quick Links

For more information, please contact the Division of Graduate & Continuing Education:

Joshua Mendel, Director of Recruitment and Outreach, DGCE

Barbara Emanuel, Director, DGCE Programs
Betty LeSage, Administrative Assistant DGCE
Paul Petritis, Associate Dean of DGCE

Interested in becoming an instructor?

If you have knowledge or a skill you would like to share with others, we encourage you to complete and submit a non-credit course approval form.