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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
514
31.7
147
96.6
2016 - 17
131
13.7
0
-
2015 - 16
88
18.2
16
100.0
2014 - 15
102
19.6
20
90.0
2013 - 14
63
25.4
15
93.3
2012 - 13
31
54.8
17
100.0
2011 - 12
82
31.7
26
92.3
2010 - 11
73
75.3
55
100.0



Employment by Program Characteristics (All Years)
Academic: Administrator, Initial ALL ALL
323
12.7
40
100.0
Post-Baccalaureate ALL
323
12.7
40
100.0
Principal/Assistant Principal
317
12.9
40
100.0
Superintendent/Assistant Superintendent
116
3.4
-
-
Academic: Specialist Teacher, Initial ALL ALL
8
87.5
3
-
Post-Baccalaureate ALL
8
87.5
3
-
Reading
8
87.5
3
-
Academic: Teacher, Initial ALL ALL
184
63.0
105
95.2
Baccalaureate ALL
104
56.7
53
96.2
Business
1
-
-
-
Chemistry
1
-
-
-
Early Childhood: Students with and without Disabilities
21
52.4
10
100.0
Elementary
26
61.5
13
92.3
English
26
61.5
16
100.0
History
16
37.5
6
100.0
Mathematics
9
55.6
-
-
Middle School Humanities
2
-
-
-
Physics
1
-
-
-
Political Science/Political Philosophy
1
-
-
-
Post-Baccalaureate ALL
82
72.0
53
94.3
Biology
4
-
-
-
Business
1
-
-
-
Early Childhood: Students with and without Disabilities
10
70.0
5
-
Elementary
19
68.4
13
92.3
English
10
70.0
7
100.0
General Science
5
-
-
-
History
5
-
-
-
Mathematics
7
71.4
-
-
Middle School Humanities
2
-
-
-
Moderate Disabilities
19
68.4
10
100.0
Physics
1
-
-
-



Top Employing Massachusetts Public School Districts (First Employing District)
Pittsfield
28.6
North Adams
9.7
Adams-Cheshire
8.6
Central Berkshire
6.9

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