Teaching and Education—Graduate Programs

M.Ed, M.S. in Ed, and M.A.T. Programs

Amherst students who are considering public school teaching careers also have an attractive option in the many one- or two-year graduate programs. 

Master’s programs are, in most cases, the best route for students planning a long-term commitment to public school teaching, or for those who are interested in working with elementary age children, in special education, or in other areas that require a significant amount of highly specialized training.  These teacher preparation programs combine practical experiences with courses about teaching.  

While one-year programs tend to emphasize fieldwork, two-year programs will provide students with a stronger background both in pedagogy and their subject area, as well as expose students to a wider group of peers who share their interests.  In almost all cases these programs provisionally certify students in the (the) state where the graduate school is located.

Sampling of education graduate programs Amherst alumni have attended since 2000:

Bank Street School (NYC)
Boston College
Brown University
Columbia University Teachers College
Harvard University
Montclair State University (NJ)
New York University
Northern Arizona University
Smith College
Stanford University


Additional education graduate programs:

American University
Boston University
Brandeis University
Claremont Graduate University
Duke University
George Washington University
Michigan State University
Mount Holyoke College
Northwestern University
Tufts University
University of Cal-Berkeley
UCLA
University of Chicago
University of Illinois
University of Massachusetts
University of Michigan
University of North Carolina
University of Pennsylvania 
University of Pittsburgh
University of Southern California
University of Virginia
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Urban Teacher Residency Program - Hunter College
Vanderbilt University

Yale University Urban Education Studies Program