Fostering education for a socially just world
What change will you make?
Read how we put our teaching and research values into practice.
research centers and labs
full-time faculty members
collaborations with Massachusetts schools (2020–2022)
faculty grants and awards (2013–2024)
Justice-based approaches to education
We train educators to make an impact through cutting edge research, socially conscious teaching, and evidence-based leadership. Throughout our 65+ year history, we have remained committed to disrupting conventional thinking and redefining what equity looks like in the classroom—and beyond.
Interdisciplinary academics and coursework
Our programs are designed to help you develop versatile leadership skills that can be applied in the classroom and your community. Whether you're interested in teaching, research, leadership—or a combination of all three—we have an academic pathway that's right for you.
Research that makes a meaningful difference
We conduct forward-thinking research that informs decisions at every level of education. Our research promotes policies, practices, and partnerships that support the creation of educational systems and communities that are diverse, just, meaningful, and impactful.
In the spotlight
We're here for you! The Advising Center offers personalized, one-on-one guidance for Education majors, Education minors, and students in the exploratory track. Every semester students can participate in career development events, resume workshops, and community-building activities.
Welcome to EDUC!
Undergraduate Education majors share what they love about the College of Education.
In the news
Professor Ximena Zúñiga and alumni & friends of the Social Justice Education program participated in a symposium on Intergroup Dialogue Nov. 17-18.
Professor Torrey Trust is a Fall 2023 UMass Amherst Spotlight Scholar.
Kudos to Associate Professor Denise Ives, who published a book as part of Language, Culture and Teaching, a book series at Routledge created by Sonia Nieto.
Your support matters
During its most recent visit, the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education continued accreditation for the UMass Amherst College of Education for the maximum term of 7 years from 2015 to 2022.
The College of Education was first accredited in 1962. After the College of Education's most recent reaccreditation, the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) merged to form the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). CAEP advances excellent educator preparation through evidence-based accreditation that assures quality and supports continuous improvement to strengthen PreK–12 student learning. More information about the College's accreditation is available at NCATE's website.