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Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA)

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James Birge, Chief Academic Officer
Mailing Address: 375 Church Street
North Adams MA 01247
Web Site:
Organization Type:Higher Education Institution
Educator Preparation Program Contact: Nancy B Pearlman
Educator Preparation Program Contact Phone: 413-662-5522
Educator Preparation Program Contact Email:
Mission and Vision Statement:MCLA offers a blend of research-based practices in teaching and learning with opportunities for dynamic, practical fieldwork all framed within a liberal arts tradition. Prospective teachers and school leaders are equipped with the knowledge and practical skills necessary to be effective practitioners. Learning occurs in an integrative setting that values an appreciation for human cultures and the physical and natural world, while fostering the ideals of personal and social responsibility.