The EDU: New student group showcases growing passion for teaching, education

By Peter Rooney

Two Amherst College students who founded The EDU to harness the growing passion among students for teaching and education are on a mission to increase appreciation and respect for teachers while tackling some of the inadequacies of the nation’s educational system.



Students interested in teaching and education may achieve, during their four years at Amherst, state certification in Massachusetts for positions in secondary schools. Reciprocity agreements between Massachusetts and over 30 other states permit students certified in Massachusetts to qualify for public school positions across the country. Those who wish to obtain certification for public school teaching may – as an alternative to enrolling in a Masters program after graduation – draw upon our liaison with the Psychology and Education Depart