NORTH ADAMS, MASS. —MCLA’s Division of Graduate and Continuing Education (DGCE) will hold a virtual information session at 5p.m. on Feb. 22 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. Additional information sessions are planned at 5 p.m. on March 29 and April 26.
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 educational goals.
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 Street.
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.
At MCLA, we’re here for all — and focused on each — of our students. Classes are taught by educators who care deeply about teaching, and about seeing their students thrive on every level of their lives. In nearly every way possible, the experience at MCLA is designed to elevate our students as individuals, as leaders, communicators, fully empowered to make their impressions on the world. In addition to our 125-year commitment to public education we have fortified our commitment to equitable academic excellence. For eight of the last 10 years, MCLA has been named a Top Ten College by U.S. News and World Report. MCLA also appears on the organization’s list of top National Public Liberal Arts Colleges, as well as on the top 50 schools in U.S. News’ Social Mobility Ranking, which measures how well schools graduate students who receive Federal Pell Grants.