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Dive Into a Chilly Challenge and Emerge with a Heartwarming Career


You’ve just braved the icy waters of Lake Champlain for the Penguin Plunge, exhibiting courage and compassion to support the Vermont Special Olympics. Now, take that same passion and dive deep into a career path that’s as heartwarming as the cause you’ve just plunged for!

UVM’s Master of Education in Special Education prepares you to transform lives through education. Designed for both experienced and aspiring professionals, our nationally accredited, 100% online program offers licensure and non-licensure pathways leading to a MEd degree in Special Education. Students will also explore community-based internships and mentoring and support from nationally recognized UVM faculty and local professionals.

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Don’t Let Finances Be a Barrier: Full Funding Opportunities Now Available

UVM’s new Cultivating Collaborative and Resilience-Oriented Practices in Special educators (C-CROPS) Scholarship provides full tuition and innovative programming to earn special education teacher licensure (grades K-8 or 7-12) and a targeted Microcertificate of Graduate Study. C-CROPS pays full tuition for UVM coursework, attendance at the Annual Wellness Event (held in Vermont during June each summer), and an online induction seminar during the student teaching internship.

Learn more about this exciting new full funding opportunity, additional scholarships, and admission requirements today.

“All of my classes, research projects and experiences taught me how to teach content, understand how to meet students where they are at and how I can better my practice every day.”

—Sarah Bloch G’23

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Meet our College of Education faculty and learn more about the MEd in Special Education program at one of our virtual information sessions!

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