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Graduate Programs at MCLA

Master of Business Administration

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. Professor in front of the classroom

Master of Education

Adult Learners in classEducating 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.


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.

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. 

Continuing Education 

Undergraduate Degree Completion, Certificate Programs & career development courses for professionals.

MCLA offers a wide variety of education options for students looking to complete their bachelors degree or continue their education in certificate programs, online professional development, or inservice courses for educators. Click here to learn more about what MCLA can do for you.

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Applications are currently being accepted for the fall semester.