April 28, 2022
MCLA’s Division of Graduate and Continuing Education (DGCE) will hold a virtual information
session at 5 p.m. on May 3 for community members interested in the College’s Master
of Education (MEd) and teacher licensure programs, Master of Business Administration
(MBA), Graduate Certificate in Business Administration, Master of Education program,
Leadership Academy, and bachelor’s degree completion programs.
This info session is free and open to the public and is tailored to community members interested in advancing their education at MCLA.
To register, visit mcla.edu/infosession, or email DGCE at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Community members interested in pursuing a graduate degree or finishing their bachelor’s degree with evening classes at MCLA’s location in Pittsfield, are encouraged to attend. Representatives from each program will answer questions related to academics, the application process, education timelines, and more.
About MCLA’s MBA Program
The 45-credit MBA program offers a broad-based, multidisciplinary education that combines
the strengths of our business faculty at the doctoral and master's levels with those
of practicing managers actively involved in day-to-day decision making in the field.
Courses include a blend of classroom experience and practical, hands-on fieldwork.
The Graduate Certificate in Business Administration is for those who have a bachelor’s degree but did not major in business administration. This five-course certificate provides either standalone advanced certification in business administration or fulfills the first 15 credits toward a Master of Business Administration at MCLA.
For more information, visit mcla.edu/MBA.
About MCLA’s Master of Education Program
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
About MCLA Leadership Academy
MCLA’s Leadership Academy has existed since 1997, and during this time, over 2,000
school and district leaders have obtained administrative credentials while strengthening
their commitment to equity and justice in their schools and all schools, expanding
content knowledge, experiencing the influence of cultural venues on learning, and
establishing lasting professional connections with faculty and peers. The MCLA Leadership
Academy is sanctioned by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary
Education and is designed for educators who seek to advance professionally while working.
About MCLA’s Degree Completion program
The MCLA Degree Completion Program is designed for the adult learner seeking an accelerated,
non-traditional pathway to completing their bachelor’s degree. Each program is conducted
in a cohort-style learning format, in which students begin their course of study with
a group of their peers and proceed through the program together. Classes are offered
in the evening and online to help students balance work, family commitments, and their
academic journey. Classes are offered one night a week at MCLA-Pittsfield, 66 Allen
Students can earn a bachelor of science in business administration or a bachelor of arts in interdisciplinary studies. Students in the interdisciplinary program may focus on children, families, and society; leadership and business; health and human services; or may create an individualized plan of study with an advisor.