Teaching Licensure

Combine Your Major with Teaching Certification


We have many majors who graduate as qualified teachers. By working with your faculty advisor to choose your courses carefully, you can complete MCLA's core curriculum requirements, your major requirements, and the teacher certification process in the normal four year time frame.

Students majoring in History can pursue initial licensure as an early childhood, elementary, or middle school/high school teacher.

MCLA also offers incoming students a 4 + 1 program — an opportunity to complete not only a bachelor’s degree and teaching license, but also their master’s degree — all in just five years. Click here for more information or contact the Education department.

Here are examples of schools employing MCLA History graduates as teachers:

  • Berkshire Arts & Technology Charter School (Adams, MA)
  • Brighton High School
  • McCann Technical School (North Adams, MA)
  • Community Charter School of Cambridge
  • Drury High School (North Adams, MA)
  • Heath Elementary School (Charlemont, MA)
  • Hoosac Valley High School (Cheshire, MA)
  • Hurley Middle School (Seekonk, MA)
  • Lenox Memorial Middle and High School
  • Lee Middle and High School
  • McDevitt Middle School (Waltham, MA)
  • Pittsfield High School
  • Stamford Elementary School (Stamford, VT)
  • St. Stanislaus Kostka School (Adams, MA)


Courtney Keefe

In May, Courtney Keefe will finish her master of education from MCLA. Summer sessions helped keep her on track as she earned her degree.

Mo Roblee

Morrison “Mo” Robblee ’19 has pictured himself as a teacher for a long time—and this fall, that picture will come into focus. Robblee, originally from Minnetonka, Minn., has accepted a full-time teaching position at Reid Middle School in Pittsfield.

Ken Recore

Extremely popular among his students at nearby McCann Technical School, history teacher Ken Recore ’10 M.Ed ’12 does not limit the material he presents to his ninth and tenth grade students to mere dates and facts to memorize. Instead, to keep the curriculum fresh, he presents it as a series of stories and themes.