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University Partnership: Mount Holyoke College Graduate Programs in Education

Mount Holyoke MAT

City Year is proud to partner with Mount Holyoke College's Graduate Programs in Education, offering six $12,500 scholarships, two for each of our graduate degree programs.


Mount Holyoke prides itself on helping teachers create change in the world.  The Graduate Programs in Education reflect this through their academic philosophy, pedagogical approach, and student-centered design.  Like the field of education, Mount Holyoke’s Graduate Programs in Education are continuously evolving to meet the changing needs of its student population and the field of education.


Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) is grounded within the philosophy of EL Education, where we prepare our teacher candidates to engage in meaningful teaching and learning experiences in order to be effective educators for a diverse range of learners.  Our program kicks off with an “EL Slice” and our courses provide opportunities for graduates to become teachers, (MHC has over 30 license areas), and more importantly, to enter the profession firmly prepared as innovative interdisciplinary curriculum planners, specialists in Moderate Disabilities and English Language Learners, and highly qualified in their content areas.  We are seeking candidates who are interesting in developing a deep understanding of human development, inclusive classroom practice, self-reflection, and how to engage the learner and their family in the broader context of education, thus working towards a more just and inclusive society for all.


Master of Arts in Teacher Leadership (M.A.T.L.) is a 32-credit program is designed for full-time teachers who want to enhance their leadership skills for current or future roles. This hybrid program allows students to complete courses online and on-campus.  Grounded in the Teacher Leader Model Standards, the program culminates with a capstone project based on the teacher leader’s goals to create an impact in his or her classroom, school, community, or beyond.


Master of Arts in Mathematics Teaching (M.A.M.T.) is offered by the Mathematics Leadership Programs of Mount Holyoke College is a coed, hybrid program designed for working K-8 educators who wish to deepen their mathematical content and pedagogical knowledge, build their leadership skills, and earn a masters degree. Course assignments have immediate application in school settings and support the work of teachers, coaches, and instructional specialists.



Click here to read about two City Year Alumni who chose Professional and Graduate Education at Mount Holyoke College.


Benefits offered by Mount Holyoke College - Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Arts in Teacher Leadership, and Master of Arts in Mathematics Teaching:

Scholarship Amount 50% off tuition
Number of Scholarships Awarded Annually 6
Application Fee Waiver Yes*
Enrollment Deferral One-year deferral


Eligibility & Additional Info

  • 50% Tuition Scholarship. The award will be equal to 50% of tuition for up to two (2) recipients per degree program.
  • Scholarships awarded to City Year corps members and alumni for at least one year of service and City Year staff members employed for at least two years.
  • Space permitting. Mount Holyoke College will allow deferrals up to one year if accepted applicants decide to serve additional time with City Year.
  • Candidates will be assigned a specific project that will culminate in a final presentation as decided upon with their advisor.

To Apply

Admission is rolling; however there are priority deadlines for students interested in scholarships, and some programs only admit students at particular times of year. Click here for application details and to apply online. 

To Identify & Verify Your City Year Affiliation

  • To be considered for the City Year Scholarship, please contact the Professional and Graduate Education Office at or 413-538-3478 and reference our partnership.
  • City Year verification: To get the application fee waived and to be considered for the scholarship, a service verification letter must be requested by emailing with "Mount Holyoke College: service verification letter" in the subject line. Within the email, include the site where you served and your corps graduation month and year. This letter will be electronically sent to the Professional and Graduate Education Office and added to applicant file.


To Contact the Professional and Graduate Education Office


Please note that all admissions and scholarship decisions are made by the educational institution. Corps members, alumni and staff interested in these scholarships must complete the full application process for the institution. Please pay close attention to deadlines, and consider beginning work on your applications early in the year.