Master of Education

By undertaking graduate level coursework in education, you commit to shaping our nation's future, and to making positive, long-term change in this world.

Transformative Experience

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Our Master of Education Program will prepare you to transform society by motivating, challenging, and assisting children in all educational settings. Our faculty, students, and alumni shape how children learn - in our region, the Commonwealth, and throughout the United States. These professionals are engaged with a wide array of educational challenges: from closing the achievement gap to making best use of classroom technology, and from educational ethics to assisting students with special needs. Our program is designed to meet your needs and learning interests, and to help you achieve your specific career objectives. You will have considerable flexibility as you pursue your educational goals.


Pathways to Teaching

Our Graduate Programs in Education provide you with a clear pathway to complete your Initial Teaching Licensure and your Master of Education (MEd).

  • Apply by August 1 to begin the program in Fall 2024
  • Nearly all coursework can be completed online and in synchronous classes
  • Courses are scheduled in the afternoons, evenings or weekends to meet the needs of working educators
  • Complete your graduate level licensure coursework in 18-24 months
  • Take prep workshops to prepare you for the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL)
  • Map your program during individual advising sessions with faculty advisors

      Pathways to Teaching         Paraprofessionals - Pathway to License      Emergency License - Pathway to License

Attend an Info Session

Info sessions provide potential students with the opportunity to meet with faculty and staff to learn more about how to continue education in three of MCLA’s programs that are designed to support rising educators needs in the Berkshires and beyond.

The MEd program offers a blend of classroom and fieldwork experiences that prepare students to make a meaningful impact in their school communities. Programs include MEd with initial licensure, professional teacher licensure with MEd, MEd with individualized plan of study non-licensure, and accelerated 4+1 bachelor’s degree with MEd.

Attend an Info Session


Student graduatingThere are many reasons to choose MCLA for your Master of Education: a stellar faculty, an academic program that blends a dynamic classroom experience with practical fieldwork, and a close-knit program that fosters meaningful collaboration. Our program offers teacher licensure in early childhood, elementary, middle school, and secondary education. We have a network of mentor teachers who offer you the opportunity to apply educational theories in a variety of settings.

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Preferred application deadlines are April 15 for summer, August 1 for fall, and December 1 for spring admission.

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Division of Graduate & Continuing Education