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.

What are college students potentially risking when they engage in protests?

Robert Kelchen, a professor of education at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, discusses thoughts about student protests.

By The Loeb Center
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Study Finds Black students paired with Black teachers are less likely to be identified for special education

Cassandra Hart from the University of California, Davis, and Constance Lindsay from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill investigate whether Black students’ probability of being identified for two discretionary educational services in the next academic year—gifted education and …

By The Loeb Center
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Men’s participation in early childhood education and care (ECEC): comparative perspectives from Edinburgh, Scotland and Tianjin, China

The article examines contrasting experiences of male involvement in early childhood education and care (ECEC) across different policy and practice settings in Edinburgh, Scotland, and Tianjin, China.

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Alumni

Pam Allyn

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  • Chief Executive Officer Dewey
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Ron Espiritu

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  • Director of Ethic Studies for All Camino Nuevo Charter Academies
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Ashley Finigan

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

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  • Director United Nations Girls Education Initiative
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Cyndy Jean

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  • Middle School Director Hackley School
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Bob Kuklis

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  • Social Studies Educator
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Kent Peterson

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  • Emeritus Professor University of Wisconsin-Madison
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Inda Schaenen

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