College of Education and Social Services (CESS)
Contact InformationUniversity of Vermont
College of Education and Social Services
528 Waterman Building
Burlington, Vermont 05405
Phone: (802) 656-3468
Fax: (802) 656-0855
The College of Education and Social Services (CESS) offers undergraduate programs in Human Development and Family Studies, Social Work, and Teacher Education (Art, Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Special Education, Elementary, Middle Level, Music, Physical Education, and Secondary Education). First-year students may elect an Undecided major while exploring the above options within the College. Students who have completed one year of course work at UVM and who demonstrate interest in an area of study related to CESS offerings may pursue an Individually Designed program. All programs require course work in the liberal arts and sciences along with professional preparation through course work and internships in school and community settings.
The College offers numerous opportunities for graduate study in preparation for special competencies in a variety of fields which include practica, research problems, and in-service relationships with cooperating school systems and social service agencies.
Satisfactory performance on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test is required for consideration for assistantships and fellowships in all programs.
Aptitude test scores are not required for admission to the Doctor of Education program and for the Master of Education programs, except the program in Higher Education and Student Affairs (HESA). The HESA program accepts either GRE scores or scores from the Miller Analogies Test (MAT).
The Master of Science in Counseling program and the Master of Social Work program both require satisfactory performance on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test.