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.

Experiential Learning Theory as a Guide for Experiential Educators in Higher Education

Experiential Learning Theory, encompassing the learning cycle, learning style, and learning space, has been utilized by educators in higher education for almost fifty years. This article delves into the latest perspectives on these concepts and showcases exemplary applications across various …

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OPINION: Male Educators in the Child Care Workforce

The article discusses the significant economic impact of the pandemic on childcare workers, particularly women, with a loss of 80,000 workers, highlighting the opportunity to recruit and retain more men in the childcare profession. It emphasizes the importance of addressing …

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Youth Apprenticeship Week 2024

This year marks the inaugural National Youth Apprenticeship Week (YAW), a nationwide celebration aimed at emphasizing the advantages and significance of Registered Apprenticeship program opportunities for young individuals aged 16-24. YAW involves various stakeholders such as employers, educators, labor unions, …

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