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College of Education’s GRADUATION CELEBRATION!!! It’s a party!

Thursday, May 10, 2018
Campus Center Auditorium

WHO is invited: College of Education graduating graduate students and their families and guests; undergraduates receiving a degree in education and their families and guests; College of Education faculty and staff.

Festive appetizers   Cash bar   No caps and gowns...wear your party clothes!
Our Graduation Celebration is ALWAYS a lot of fun!

Botelho recognized for distinguished service

Maria Jose Botelho, associate professor, teacher education and curriculum studies, was recognized by the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi for "Distinguished Service to the University of Massachusetts Amherst” specifically for her work in the local community both for her writing and literacy workshops, as well as for organizing the 5 College Arts program.

Chrystal George Mwangi named ISSR Scholar

Chrystal George Mwangi, assistant professor, educational policy, research and administration, has been named one of six 2018-19 Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) Scholars. ISSR's mission is to promote excellence in social science research, and the Scholars Program is one of its key strategies for strengthening social science infrastructure at UMass.

Mosselson invited to serve on INEE policy working group

Jacqueline Mosselson, associate professor, educational policy, research and administration, has been invited as a representative of the College of Education to serve as a member of the Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies’ (INEE) 2018-2020 Education Policy Working Group (EPWG.) Mosselson is currently a Visiting Research Fellow, Refugee Studies Centre​, Department of International Development, University of Oxford.

Hamilton awarded Chancellor’s Leadership Fellowship

Claire Hamilton, associate professor, teacher education and curriculum studies, was awarded a Chancellor’s Leadership Fellowship for the 2018 calendar year, according to John McCarthy, interim provost and senior vice chancellor for academic affairs.

A public talk with John B. King

Former U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King asks, “Is There a Future for Public Education?” in April 4 talk hosted by UMass Amherst College of Education

The UMass Amherst College of Education hosts U.S. Secretary of Education under President Barack Obama John B. King in a public presentation, “Is There a Future for Public Education?” on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 5 p.m. in the Amherst Room, 10th floor, Campus Center.

King’s presentation will be preceded at 4 p.m. by a question and answer session with graduate students from the College of Education. Following his talk, King will join regional educators in a panel discussion moderated by Cynthia Gerstl-Pepin, Dean of the College of Education.

Kamat Shares Research on Inclusive Universities at International Symposium in India

NEW DELHI – Sangeeta Kamat, an education professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, presented research on creating diverse and equitable campuses at Inclusive Universities: Linking Equity, Diversity and Excellence for the 21st Century, an international symposium and report launch held in New Delhi, India, on Feb. 12. Kamat was the principal investigator on the joint research project between UMass Amherst and the KSP Women’s Studies Center at Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU).

Bemak received Outstanding Faculty award from state

Fred Bemak, MEd 1971 and EdD 1975, a professor and academic program coordinator of George Mason University’s counseling and development program, received  a 2018 Outstanding Faculty Award from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV).

Bemak is one of 12 recipients selected from 83 nominees, and the 21st  George Mason recipient since the award’s inception in 1987.
Rita Chi-Ying Chung, Bemak's wife and also a professor in the counseling and development program, was similarly honored in 2013.

Be a special education teacher information session

Become a Special Education Teacher
Licensed to teach PreK-8 or 5-12

Information Session
Wednesday, December 13th, 2017
Furcolo Hall Room 101

This session is especially for freshmen and sophomores who are interested in applying to the program for fall 2018 & 2019.
Current juniors are also encouraged to attend.


More Events

Mosselson appointed research fellow at Oxford’s RSC

Jacqueline Mosselson, associate professor, educational policy, research and administration, has been appointed as a Visiting Research Fellow in the Refugee Studies Centre, Department of International Development, at Oxford University for the spring of 2018.  Mosselson's research draws on political, social, and cultural contexts of identity construction, critical psychology, international and comparative education, and cultural studies.


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