Children, families, and schools offers a program of study in child development, childhood studies, and learning, examining how they relate to educational practice from birth through the the elementary school years. It includes our undergraduate early childhood education concentration, leading to Pre-K through 2nd grade licensure.
The Community Education and Social Change concentration prepares undergraduate students to work and provide educational leadership in community-based organizations through a social justice framework.
Educational leadership is ideal for students who want to transform preK-12 education, influencing policy and practices in a wide range of educational contexts and settings.
The Collaborative Teacher Education Pathway (CTEP) is 10-month program for prospective teachers who wants to quickly earn a master’s degree and license in elementary education.
Students in the higher education program aspire to be leaders in higher education, revolutionizing the field by working for social justice and equity in educational institutions.
International education prepares students for careers building and strengthening educational systems across the world, primarily in post-conflict and post-colonial areas, working with populations marginalized by gender, race, ethnicity, poverty, war and other crises.
Language, literacy, and culture scholars focus on a wide range of topics, including language acquisition, ESL, multicultural education, children’s literature, and media literacy, seeking to transform education to better meets the needs of learners in a diverse society.
The math, science, and learning technologies doctoral program prepares students to improve learning and instruction in science, technology, engineering, and math disciplines and to challenge inequities in STEM education.
The learning, media, and technology master's program prepares students to understand, critique, design, and improve technology- and media-based learning and teaching.
Students in the research, evaluation, measurement, and psychometrics program learn to develop instruments such as tests, assessments, and questionnaires, to use new models and methods for data collection and analysis, design sampling frameworks, collect and analyze data, and conduct research and evaluation studies.
The school counselor education program prepares professionals who will nurture children's academic, vocational, personal, and social development and create school environments where all students can thrive.
Students in the school psychology program train to be school psychologists or to work in health-service settings by studying the theoretical foundations of the field while developing the skills they’ll need for their day to day work.
Science Education Online prepares elementary, middle school and special education teachers to create inquiry-based science classrooms in a fully-online program.
The Secondary Teacher Education Preparation Program prepares students to become middle or high school teachers in English, history, political science/political philosophy, the sciences, modern foreign languages or mathematics.
Social justice education prepares teachers, leaders, and scholars to foster educational environments that are socially just, diverse, inclusive, and equitable.
Special education students become catalysts for change, helping increase educational opportunities and improve outcomes for children with disabilities and their families.
The teacher education and school improvement program prepares reflective, informed, and research-oriented scholars, practitioners, educators, and activists in the fields of teacher education, teacher development, and school improvement.
The College of Education offers several pathways for undergraduate students, including the Education major with a concentrations in Early Childhood Education or Special Education, the Education Minor, the Education Exploratory Track and the University to Schools teacher licensing program.
The college of education collaborates with other colleges and schools at UMass Amherst to prepare teachers of art, music, languages, classics, as well as specialists in speech, language & learning disorders.