Education Professions

Since its founding in 1821, Amherst College has prepared talented students of every background to lead principled lives of consequence.  Education as a pressing social issue has captured the attention of generations of Amherst College students, and alumni who have pursued a calling in education consistently report how their Amherst education provided a sound foundation for their work. With the support and leadership of Charles “Chuck” Ashby Lewis ’64 and Penny Bender Sebring, Ph.D., Amherst’s Careers in Education Professions Career Community encourages students to explore, experience, and reflect upon a variety of paths into the education professions.

6 Steps to Start Teaching Online

Melissa Burns

If you are getting bored by the conventional classroom methods, now is the time to explore your online opportunities and work your way towards becoming a virtual teacher. The number of students looking for tutoring and teaching help …

By William Frierson - College Recruiter
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College Graduates, Searching Teaching Jobs in Special Education? What to Know about this Career Option

For college graduates considering teaching jobs in special education, the following post has information to know concerning this career option.

You need to be a special kind of person to go into teaching. But, it takes someone with a different …

By William Frierson - College Recruiter
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5 Rewarding Teaching Careers in a Post-Covid-19 World

The economy has been brought to a grinding halt over the last few months, and everyone is feeling the squeeze. But although Covid-19 has closed schools and affected every industry from travel to retail, the field of education has been …

By Sarah Daren - Firsthand
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Skill Building Courses

Ram Charan on Coaching High Potentials

Ram Charan
High-potential employees are the key driver of an organization’s future success and performance-but who are these future leaders? Where do…

Setting and Managing Realistic Expectations for Your L&D Program

Karl Kapp
Learning and development (L&D) success requires setting proper expectations. Stakeholders may have wildly different ideas about the budget, the format,…

Skills for Your First 90 Days as a New Manager

Chelsea Jay
It’s normal for new managers to feel overwhelmed when starting a leadership role. This course with leadership development coach Chelsea…

The Data Science of Educational Management and Policy, with Barton Poulson

Barton Poulson
Educational records and standardized tests offer a treasure trove of data about who our students are and what they actually…

The Future of Workplace Learning

Amanda Nolen
HR leaders know that workplace learning is the difference between people—and the companies that employ them—staying relevant or becoming redundant.…

Developing Your Leadership Philosophy

Mike Figliuolo
View Mike’s LinkedIn Newsletter If you want your team to trust you as a leader, it’s important to articulate who…

Elearning Essentials: Storyboarding

Brett Kirkpatrick
You wouldn’t start construction without a blueprint. So why create elearning without a plan? Storyboarding is one of the most…

Creating a Culture of Learning

Jason Mulero
When you deliberately engage employees through learning, they’re 48% more likely to find purpose in their work. But learning and…

Women in STEM

Peggy Fisher
Behind your favorite games, movies, cars, computers, apps, and appliances lies STEM—science, technology, engineering, and math. A background in STEM…

Human Resources: Creating an Employee Handbook

Don Phin
Truly effective employee handbooks don’t just help companies remain compliant with the law—they can also express an organization’s culture and…

Ultralearning: Accelerate Your Career and Outsmart the Competition (Blinkist Summary)

Blinkist
Ultralearners are ordinary people who can master difficult skills with extraordinary speed. As a result, they achieve tremendous personal success…

Learning SCORM and Tin Can API

David Rivers
SCORM, the Sharable Content Object Reference Model, integrates elearning content into learning management systems (LMSs), whether they’re proprietary or purchased…

The Digital Transformation of Learning

Daniel Brigham
Explore how to switch your training strategy to digital, empowering employees to access training when they need it and where…

Supporting Your Kids’ Learning at Home

Kat Anderson
Corbin and Kat Anderson have spent years perfecting their teaching craft in both physical and virtual classrooms. During the COVID-19…

Learning Google Classroom 2016

Oliver Schinkten
Technology is changing the way we teach, and Google’s leading the charge. Google Classroom is the latest offering from Google…

Your L&D Organization as a Competitive Advantage

Karl Kapp
Learning and development (L&D) helps improve productivity, customer experience, and a business’s bottom line. But many L&D professionals don’t feel…

Learning Microsoft Teams for Education

Oliver Schinkten
Microsoft Teams for Education is a powerful platform that allows you to communicate, collaborate, and more with students and staff.…

Learning How to Increase Learner Engagement

Karl Kapp
Engaged students become more active learners. Help set learners up for success by teaching in a more interactive and immersive…

Identify and Unleash Potential in Your Employees

Madecraft
The battle for great talent is fiercer than ever before, and as a manager, you’re faced with what rightly feels…

Build a Personal Learning Plan and Stick with It

Shanita Williams
As the world changes, companies and businesses respond to these changes with changes of their own, and many employees feel…

Career & Exploration Guides

Alumni

Ron Espiritu

Alumni-in-Residence
  • Director of Ethic Studies for All Camino Nuevo Charter Academies

Ashley Finigan

Alumni-in-Residence
  • Brooklyn, New York
  • PhD candidate in History & Upper School History and American Studies Teacher Berkeley Carroll School

Cyndy Jean

Alumni-in-Residence
  • Middle School Director Hackley School

Bob Kuklis

Alumni-in-Residence
  • Social Studies Educator

Dr. Kent Peterson

Alumni-in-Residence
  • Emeritus Professor University of Wisconsin-Madison

Inda Schaenen

Alumni-in-Residence
  • Writer, Journalist, Professor, Certified English Language Arts Teacher

Contact & Location

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413-542-2265
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155 South Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA 01002