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.

Youth Participatory Action Research

Youth Participatory Action Research
A talk and workshop hosted by the College of Education’s teacher education and school improvement concentration

Presentation on Friday, March 2,   3:30 - 5 pm
Workshop on Saturday, March 3,  10 am -12 noon
Furcolo Hall, College of Education

Youth Participatory Action Research: Exploring Issues of Literacy Development and Afro-Latinx Identities from a Critical Perspective

Presenters include:

The College hosts two Commencement 2018 events

Commencement 2018

The College of Education hosts two events during the University’s Commencement weekend.

Our Graduation Celebration takes place on the day BEFORE the University Commencement, which is on Friday, May 11 at 4:30 p.m. in McGuirk Alumni Stadium, and our Senior Recognition Celebration takes place on the day AFTER the University Commencement.

Event One

Graduation Celebration

THURSDAY May 10, 2018   Doors open at 5 p.m.

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.


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20th annual graduate student conference

November 29

20th  Annual Graduate Student Conference

Empowering Education

November 29, 2017
6:45-9:30 PM  Furcolo Hall

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Globalization and its impact on higher education in India

Center for Youth Engagement,
Center for Student Success Research, and
the College of Education present

Globalizaton and Its Impact on Higher Education in India

Vice Chancellor Dr. Fr. Thomas C. Mathew
Christ University, Bangalore, India

Tuesday September 5th,  2 pm
Room S115
Furcolo Hall, College of Education

Center for Youth Engagement hosts event July 13-15

The College of Education’s Center for Youth Engagement will host the fifth annual International Conference and Symposium on Inclusive Education from July 13-15 at the college.  It will bring together researchers from Germany, Turkey, the United States and other nations to share research on inclusion and associated social, academic and behavioral issues of students with disabilities, with the goal of developing new collaborative, international research efforts. Presenters include College of Education faculty, graduate students and alumni.

Graduation Celebration 2017

Our celebration ended with a dance party.

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TWO College of Education Commencement EVENTS

Thursday, May 11

It’s our Graduation Celebration!
Campus Center Auditorium 5 p.m.

All College of Education graduating students are invited –
family and guests welcome. Faculty and staff attend, too! Wear party clothes!


#UMassGives takes place April 27-28

UMass Gives

#UMassGives is a 2-day online giving campaign using email and social media platforms to encourage people to give to their favorite part of UMass Amherst.  For us, that's the College of Education!

How can you participate in UMassGives this year?


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