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.
Special education students become catalysts for change, helping increase educational opportunities and improve outcomes for children with disabilities and their families.
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.