research centers and labs


full-time faculty members


collaborations with Massachusetts schools (2020–2022)


faculty grants and awards (2013–2024)

The 2024 CEP Civic Summit stage

Values into Practice

Read how our students, faculty, and alumni translate educational values into research and practice.

Holistic teaching, collaborative research, community engagement, social justice. These are the lenses through which we consider every aspect of education, the values we put into practice every day. They influence the ways we teach our students, conduct our research, serve our communities, and work toward a global future that is more equitable and more just. 

Research showcase

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.

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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

Students talking in the Advising Center.

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.

Visit the Advising Center in Room 130, across from The Hub Cafe!
Photo of a group of students at the annual Scholarship Celebration at the College of Education.

Your support matters

When you invest in the UMass Amherst College of Education, you help to prepare imaginative educators with a passion for social justice, advance education in Massachusetts, develop innovative education models for the nation and the world, and provide for the communities we serve.
Giving and Support


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.