The Education Department at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts holds classes each semester that are designed to help prepare students for the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure.

Passing the MTEL is a requirement for teacher licensure in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Each class will focus on a specific test and will be taught by instructors knowledgeable in both the content/skill area and the test.

The fall 2021 MTEL prep classes will be held Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 2 and 3, online as follows: "Communication & Literacy" from 9 a.m. to noon and "Foundations of Reading" from 1 to 4 p.m. 

Registration and payment should be received at least 14 days before the course begins. To register, visit

Jeannie Maschino can be reached at 413-496-6256 or

Community News Editor / Librarian

Jeannie Maschino is community news editor and librarian for The Berkshire Eagle. She has worked for the newspaper in various capacities since 1982 and joined the newsroom in 1989.