"The Education Department at MCLA gives us so many tools to become effective teachers. The hands-on pre-practicum experience has really given me a sense of assurance that I can one day lead my very own classroom. The professors are all so welcoming, and I find that they especially encourage their students to strive for their best, knowing that we will someday be in their shoes." Stephanie Karian '11, Teaching English at the National Center of Aesthetics, Gyumri, Armenia
Education at MCLA
Educating outstanding teachers has been a core of our mission since our founding as the North Adams Normal School in 1894.
We offer you a dynamic blend of classroom excellence and practical, hands-on fieldwork. Our diverse academic programming and our balance of theory and practice equip you to be a great teacher, and to meet the needs of your students and your institution.
Why MCLA is Different
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. And if you want to coach, our Sport Coaching minor prepares you for the middle school, high school, college, and serious club-sport levels.
We also offer graduate programs in Education.
MTEL InformationNOTE: to register for MTEL tests, go to http://www.mtel.nesinc.com/
MTEL Preparation Classes
The Education Department at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts will beholding several classes designed to help prepare students for theMassachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL). Passing the MTEL is a requirement for teacher licensure in the Commonwealth ofMassachusetts. Each class will focus on a specific test, and will betaught by instructors knowledgeable in both the content/skill area and the test.
MTEL Prep Classes: Fall 2014
Communication & Literacy: 10/25 & 10/26 from 9-Noon
Foundations of Reading: 10/25 & 10/26 from 1-4 PM
Gen. Curr. Math Sub-Test: 10/18 & 10/19 from 9-Noon
To register for MTEL Prep courses, fill out: Fall 2014 Registration Form
Dana Rapp, Chair
Nancy Pearlman, Coordinator of Educator Licensure and Placement