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

MEd classOur 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.

The Right Choice

Professor leading an MEd classThere 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.


Preferred application deadlines are May 1 for summer, July 1 for fall, and December 1 for spring admission.

Quick Links-Resources

Learn about the MED Program 

The following is an Information Session for students who are interested in the Master of Education program at MCLA.  This session includes a program overview, admissions information, timeline, and a question and answer period.
  • Click here to sign up for the State Tuition Waiver and DGCE Program Information Session for Commonwealth Employees, April 28 at 4pm


Nancy Pearlman
Coordinator of Educator Licensure and Placement

In the news


When the world turned upside down in March, MCLA professor Nicholas Stroud, like educators across the country, had to rethink how he teaches. But as the chair of the school's education department, he also had to think about what he teaches.

Jamal Ahamad

Last year, Ahamad launched the inaugural African American Studies class at Taconic High School, where his message to students, many of whom are Black or Latinx, was pretty simple: “Let’s just think, let’s just be ourselves — proud and out loud.”