Graduate Programs at MCLA

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The MBA program is designed for working professionals who want to earn an MBA without interrupting their lives. This graduate program will prepare students for the next level of their career. 

Master of Education

Educating outstanding teachers has been a core of the MCLA mission since our founding, as the North Adams Normal School, in 1894. The graduate program in education will prepare students for leadership as a master teacher, specialist, administrator, policy maker, or other education professional.

Leadership Academy / Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS)

The MCLA Leadership Academy is a cohort model that blends academic content with practical skill and knowledge development. Created to support the advancement of working professionals, the Academy is a low residency model (summer and weekend), with independent and online work assigned between sessions.

Bachelor's/Master of Education (4+1) Program

The Bachelor's/Masterof Education (4+1) program is designed as an accelerated pathway for those students who seek to earn both a teaching license and a Master of Education (MEd). This intensive five-year sequence leads to a Massachusetts Initial teaching license in early childhood, elementary, middle school or secondary education.

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Application Process

Cost & Financial Aid

Schedule a Visit

Information Sessions

Applications are currently being accepted for the fall semester.

Office of Admissions
375 Church Street,
North Adams, MA 01247
800.969.MCLA or 413.662.5410


Amanda Botelho '20 is enrolled in our 4+1 program

Amanda Botelho

Freshman Aspires to Teach English Literature

"Being able to get a master's in five years is awesome. It will help me to save time and money, and jump into my career sooner." ...Read More