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Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA)

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Employment of Preparation Program Completers in Massachusetts Public Schools

This report provides the percentage of program completers who were employed in a Massachusetts public school or district by June of the report year. Employment rates are reported by program completion year, program type, program subject area, and top employing districts. Employment is determined by matching program completers reported by preparation program providers with employment data collected from districts in the Education Personnel Information Management System (EPIMS). The number in retention cohort includes the number of program completers employed at least one year prior to the report year, and is the denominator for the retention rates. More about the data…

Note: Data only include program completers who became employed in a Massachusetts public, K-12 school, including charter schools, and collaboratives. The data do not include employment in private schools or outside of Massachusetts. Additional contextual information is provided by the educator preparation program under 'Employment Rates Context'.

A dash indicates that there were fewer than six program completers, therefore employment data is not reported. For more information on how employment and retention rates are calculated, see the About the Data page.


Employment Rates Context

Since MCLA's founding as the North Adams Normal School in 1894, MCLA graduates have been a driving force in strong, visionary schools that positively impact the lives of thousands of students across the region.

MCLA serves a geographically large county (Berkshire) and borders both Vermont and New York. As a result, many of our graduates (both undergraduate and graduate) go on to teach in states other than Massachusetts. Some also teach in private and residential schools. These factors decrease the percentages of completers who (as these reports show) are employed in MA Public Schools.


Employment by Year (All Programs)
All Years
414
35.5
124
96.8
2015 - 16
88
18.2
0
-
2014 - 15
102
19.6
17
88.2
2013 - 14
63
23.8
15
93.3
2012 - 13
31
54.8
16
100.0
2011 - 12
82
31.7
24
95.8
2010 - 11
73
75.3
54
100.0



Employment by Program Characteristics (All Years)
Academic: Administrator, Initial All All
254
15.7
36
100.0
Post-Baccalaureate All
254
15.7
36
100.0
Principal/Assistant Principal
251
15.9
36
100.0
Superintendent/Assistant Superintendent
73
4.1
-
-
Academic: Specialist Teacher, Initial All All
5
-
-
-
Post-Baccalaureate All
5
-
-
-
Reading
5
-
-
-
Academic: Teacher, Initial All All
156
67.3
86
95.3
Baccalaureate All
86
61.6
40
95.0
Business
1
-
-
-
Early Childhood: Students with and without Disabilities
18
55.6
9
100.0
Elementary
20
65.0
9
88.9
English
24
66.7
13
100.0
History
11
54.5
3
-
Mathematics
9
55.6
-
-
Middle School Humanities
1
-
-
-
Physics
1
-
-
-
Political Science/Political Philosophy
1
-
-
-
Post-Baccalaureate All
71
74.6
47
95.7
Biology
3
-
-
-
Business
1
-
-
-
Early Childhood: Students with and without Disabilities
7
71.4
-
-
Elementary
19
68.4
12
91.7
English
9
77.8
6
100.0
General Science
5
-
-
-
History
5
-
-
-
Mathematics
5
-
-
-
Middle School Humanities
2
-
-
-
Moderate Disabilities
14
71.4
8
100.0
Physics
1
-
-
-



Top Employing Massachusetts Public School Districts (First Employing District)
Pittsfield
27.4
North Adams
10.2
Adams-Cheshire
8.9
Central Berkshire
7.0
Berkshire Hills
4.5