Our Mission Statement
The College of Education is dedicated to enhancing the practice of education through:
Our approach is shaped by our:
Welcome to the College of Education!
The UMass Amherst College of Education is an NCATE-approved comprehensive professional school providing specialized preparation in diverse areas of education. We offer an undergraduate program leading to a bachelor’s degree with a specialization in early childhood education. We offer graduate programs leading to the Master of Education (M.Ed.), Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), and Education Specialist (Ed.S.) degrees.
Graduate programs in the College provide opportunities for advanced study and research in education and foster the development of innovative responses to challenges in the field of education. They can be designed to meet licensure guidelines, licensing requirements, professional association recommendations, College and University requirements, and individual student goals.
As a research-oriented, Land-Grant institution, the College of Education recognizes its responsibility to offer two types of graduate academic programs: programs that prepare educational scholars to further educational theory, policy, and research; and programs that prepare educational practitioners for roles in public education.