Students can complete some of the programs and be licensed within one year. Enroll on a full- or part-time basis. Our Graduate Program Coordinators work with you to determine your master’s degree of interest and help you have a clear sense of when you could be licensed and in your own classroom.
License Reciprocity Across the United States
Graduates of UVM’s teacher education programs will earn a Vermont license that is portable across the United States. Vermont has educator reciprocity with nearly every state and actively participates in the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) Interstate Agreement. More information can be at the Vermont Agency of Education.
Collaborative Cohort Model
Learning requires dialogue and support. Every year, we select a small group of applicants for each of our programs. All our graduate programs are based on supportive and collaborative environments where our students experience coursework and internships in a collaborative cohort model.
Small Classes and Interactive Pedagogy
The small cohort size also results in seminar-style classes. We believe in modeling the type of learning opportunities that we hope you will then use with your students. As a result, you can expect to participate in collaborative and problem-based learning, investigative tasks, and active learning.
Accredited, Research-Informed, and Clinically Based
UVM graduate programs leading to teacher licensure are accredited at the national level by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), and by the Vermont Agency of Education Results Oriented Program Approval (ROPA) process.
Our professors have extensive teaching and research experience in education. Most have been elementary, middle level, or high school teachers in diverse schools throughout the United States and abroad. Learn more about the work and current scholarship of our professors by visiting the College of Education and Social Services Faculty Profile System.
- Graduate program web pages for each program