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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.

Who Runs the Best U.S. Schools? It May Be the Defense Department.

This article explains how the Defense Department’s schools outperformed every jurisdiction and avoided educational losses during the pandemic.

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Reflecting on Two Years of Education Studies

“Two years after the creation of the Education Studies program at Amherst, Contributing Writer Guilherme Santos ’24 reflects on how the program has built community and opportunities for engaging in the study of education.” – Guilherme Santos Rocha ’24

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How can Amherst College graduates prevent this kind of scenario from affecting millions of teachers?

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Career & Exploration Guides


Pam Allyn

  • Chief Executive Officer Dewey

Ron Espiritu

  • Director of Ethic Studies for All Camino Nuevo Charter Academies

Ashley Finigan

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

Antara Ganguli

  • Director United Nations Girls Education Initiative

Cyndy Jean

  • Middle School Director Hackley School

Bob Kuklis

  • Social Studies Educator

Kent Peterson

  • Emeritus Professor University of Wisconsin-Madison

Inda Schaenen

  • Writer, Journalist, Professor, Certified English Language Arts Teacher

Contact & Location


First Floor College Hall
155 South Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA 01002