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:
- Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
- Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies: Leadership and Business
- Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies: Children, Families & Society (Early Childhood)
- Individualized Plan of Study
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 2016 program features sessions in Boston, Chicago, and Philadelphia, and allows educators to earn graduate in-service credits or professional development points through MCLA.
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.
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.
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.
This program meets the Massachusetts General Laws license requirements for engineers and firemen.