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MCLA Master of Education Admission Process

MCLA seeks well-qualified candidates for its graduate education programs who represent the diversity in our region and beyond. Evidence of academic success and proficiency is required for admission. 

Applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution. Teacher licensure candidates may request a preliminary transcript review by the Coordinator of Educator Licensure and Placement to determine whether content area requirements have been met during previous studies. A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 is required for immediate matriculation. If the GPA is below 3.0, students may be provisionally admitted and be required to successfully complete two core courses with grades of B (3.0) or better before enrolling in any other courses.  

Application materials:

  • A completed Graduate Programs in Education admission application
  • $50 application fee (non-refundable) 
  • Official college transcript(s)
  • Three professional letters of recommendation
  • Resume
  • Personal statement 

Note: Meeting the minimum standards does not guarantee admission into the program.

To apply:

Appointment for meeting or transcript review for teacher licensure:

Contact Nancy Pearlman, Coordinator of Educator Licensure and Placement at:

  • N.Pearlman@mcla.edu
  • (413) 662-5522

Questions about the application process:

Contact Joshua Mendel, Associate Director of Admission at:

  • J.Mendel@mcla.edu
  • (413) 662-5409

2015-2016 financial aid and fees:

  • Tuition - $277 per credit hour
    Fees - $40 per credit hour
    Cost per 3 credit course - $951
  • Minimum credits per semester for financial aid eligibility - 5
  • Graduate students are eligible for a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Student Loan. Aside from this, the financial aid application process is the same as for undergraduates. 

*Please note that MCLA reserves the right to unilaterally add, withdraw, or revise any course offering in the above mentioned program of study including policies, provisions, requirements, and fees.