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Dean's Message

Welcome to UMass Lowell College of Education!


Abrams-Eleanor-1400-optThe College of Education has engaging programs for those that want to become teachers, advanced studies for experienced teachers and administrators as well as unique doctoral programs for emerging scholars. We even have an Education minor for those who may want to integrate education into their future careers. As you browse our website, you will find a variety of stimulating programs - tailored to meet your needs, goals and personal timing.

This is an exciting and challenging time to become a teacher. Knowledgeable teachers are needed to meet the needs of ALL of our learners in today's schools. You will be working in classroomsbeginning in your first education classes gaining a breadth and depth of mentored teaching experiences as you progress through your program to help you become the kind of teacher you want to be. You will have the opportunities to learn from innovative educators locally and internationally. Research and community co-ops are offered to hone your abilities as an educator.

Advanced programs offer the in-depth knowledge and skills from experienced faculty scholars who have extensive work in educational settings. Relevant coursework, projects and research that solve your questions and problems and extensive networking opportunities with peers, staff, and faculty will bring your career to the next level.

Here are some of our exciting programs:

  • B.A. in Education with a certification in Elementary Education and Moderate Disabilities
  • Masters of Education with Specific High School Teaching Licensures
  • STEM Teaching Minor through the UTeach program
  • Online Masters of Education in Reading
  • Online Ed.D. in Educational Leadership
  • On-campus Education Ph.D. Programs

We also have a variety of program formats to match your busy lives with our high quality and knowledgeable faculty. Do you want on-campus, online and hybrid programs? Come talk to us about a program that might fit your career goals.

If you are coming to campus for coursework, Coburn Hall is being re-designed with state of the art learning, teaching, and research spaces with a technology-rich Education Learning Lab for practice teaching. You will be able to practice with master clinical faculty, peers and even student avatars to fine-tune your teaching before working with K-12 students in schools. There is a Discovery and Design room with the latest materials, software, and technology to help you craft engaging teaching lessons. This historic building will be opening with a fresh, modern look and feel in 2020.

Our graduates are sought after in the job market. I believe it is because we recruit and admit energetic and motivated students, share innovative ideas, research, and knowledge that achieve impact in the educational arena, and pursue excellence in our professional and personal lives.

I look forward to having you become part of the UMass Lowell College of Education family,
Eleanor Abrams, Dean