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Early Childhood Educators

CEU Opportunities for Early Childhood Educators

An early childhood Continuing Education Unit is recognition for participation in a post-secondary early childhood learning program designed for staff at early education and care programs. One CEU is granted for 10 hours of learning.

As an accredited college, MCLA is able to endorse courses and workshops for CEUs that will be accepted by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care. We currently partner with several early childhood educational service agencies including the Preschool Enrichment Team (PET) and the Collaborative for Educational Services (CES) to provide a variety of courses for early educators.

Degree Completion Program

This program is designed to support bachelor degree completion for early educators with some college credit. Offered in a cohort model, students begin this program as a group and progress through their courses together. Cohorts launch in September and students graduate after completing seven semesters of coursework, including summers.

K-12 Educators

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 professional 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

Please refer to the Education Department for more details.

AIER Economics Across the Curriculum

Designed for high school teachers of various disciplines, AIER Economics Across the Curriculum explores major economics concepts including Money Supply and Inflation; Business Cycles; and Government and the Economy; and how to incorporate those concepts in their fields of study. The Summer 2016 program features sessions in Boston, Chicago, and Philadelphia, and allows educators to earn graduate in-service credits or professional development points through MCLA.

Open Corridor Schools, Inc.

MCLA partners with Open Corridor Schools, Inc. to offer professional development for teachers in the tri-state area. Educators earn in-service graduate credits via these teacher education courses, which focus on a variety of contemporary topics and issues. All Professional Development Teacher Education courses completed with Open Corridor Schools are three-credit, in-service graduate courses that include three CEUs.

For more information on Open Corridor Schools, Inc.'s current course offerings, please visit:

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