The UMass AMherst College of Education provides strong academic programs in a veteran - friendly environment. We believe that the unique experiences and skill sets that veterans have gained positions them for success as educators.

To support student veterans, UMass Amherst and the College of Education offer:

  • A Veteran Services Office with staff dedicated to helping veterans succeed in reaching their education goals
  • Separate veterans orientation and “How to Succeed at UMass Amherst” seminar
  • Veteran-friendly transfer credit policies and assistance filing for GI Bill benefits
  • A quiet study space for College of Education student veterans
  • Accelerated programs that allow students to gain classroom teaching experience, earn a Master’s degree, and prepare for the teacher licensure exam in as little as one year
  • Traditional academic programs that prepare students for careers as teachers, administrators, counselors, school psychologists, speech language pathologists and other kinds of leadership positions.