Welcome to the UMass Amherst College of Education

We are a great College of Education, consistently rated in the Top 50 Graduate Colleges of Education in the country. But what sets us apart, in our own view, is the vision, dedication and excellence of our students, and the enthusiasm they exude when they talk about the college when they are in it, and when they become our alumni.

Read this page for general information about the College of Education.  Read “Stories About Our Students.” Go to our Faculty News pages to learn about the people who will inspire you in – and outside of - your classes. Then, click on “Admissions” or “Request Information Here”. 

The College offers a Bachelor’s of Arts (B.A.) in education with a specialization in early childhood education. We also offer a Minor in Education.

The College offers graduate programs leading to:

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. Our programs 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.

We hope you decide to join our UMass Amherst College of Education community.