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Professional Development for PK-12 Educators

MCLA's Graduate and Continuing Education Department works in partnership with the Education Department, the Berkshire Readiness Center, and the Berkshire County Superintendents' Roundtable to deliver ongoing profession

al development for PK-12 educators. This professional development can be used for:

  • Recertification
  • Compliance
  • Advancing knowledge and skill to improve outcomes for children
  • Furthering personal and professional growth
  • Supporting school and district initiatives


Recent Events

Educator Recognition Awards- Click Here to See Photos from 2018's Event

Educators, guidance counselors, directors, and other specialists employed in Berkshire County schools and Early Childhood programs are eligible to be honored by MCLA's Annual Educator Recognition Awards in one of four categories:

  • Early Childhood Education: Community Setting
  • Birth-Grade 2
  • Grades 3-6
  • Grades 7-12

Summer Graduate Courses

MCLA offers graduate courses for those in the process of earning a degree or a license.  Summer is an opportune time to take a course.


Suggested Resources

MCLA serves as a partner for the Berkshire Regional Arts Integration Network (BRAINworks) and  also recommends this PreK through 3rd grade STEAM education resource website to guide educators in developing interdisciplinary curricula.