University of Vermont

CESS Middle Level Education Major

Middle Education

Alumni with degrees in Middle Education, part of the Teacher Education Program within the College of Education and Social Services, pursue a wide variety of careers directly and indirectly related to their course of study. This is a representative sample of job titles from recent UVM alumni who majored in Middle Education.

Job Title

Career Industry

Math Teacher Education
Jewish Campus Service Corps Fellow Hillel
Marketing Coordinator Publishing
Para-Educator Education
Music Director Education
Executive Director, Health Education Center Public Health


Recent Employers

School of Rock Oviedo Champlain Valley Area Health Education Center
Hillel Teach for America
HarperCollins Publishers Portsmith Middle School


Transferable Skills

In addition to the specialized material you study in your major, you will also gain useful transferable skills. Remember: it is essential to be able to articulate the skills you have gained.

Examples of transferable skills fostered while majoring in Middle Education:

Critical Thinking Skills

Leadership and Administration Skills

Communication Skills

Works well under pressure
Possesses good judgment and logical reasoning skills
Makes informed decisions

Gives clear directions
Takes responsibility
Create environments that promote student learning

Attentive listener
Clear and confident public speaking skills
Effective written communication

Research and Investigation Skills

Design and Planning Skills

Information Management Skills

Participates ethically in research activities
Uses appropriate assessment techniques to enhance learning and teaching

Ability to create innovative and challenging learning environments
Designs creative lesson plans to engage students

Uses educational technology to enhance the learning process
Organizes materials, information, and reports

Interpersonal Skills

Skills and Assessing Values

Specialized Skills

Ability to work collaboratively with faculty, peers, and adolescents
Works cooperatively to improve the condition of the learning community

Sensitivity to the needs of others
Knowledge of how difference contributes to individuals’ educational lives
Work with diverse populations

Knowledge of how to respond to the developmental needs of students in the middle grades
Understands the importance of challenge and support for students in transition

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