University of Vermont

  • Benjamin Harbaugh felt like he was getting a real feel for his future career as an educator.

    "Student teaching right now I think is one of the most incredible, life-changing experiences I've had so far..."

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  • Amanda Arena spent time with faculty at our Admitted Student Visit day, and knew CESS was the place for her.

    "It gets you really excited to be here, and you already feel like you're a part of UVM before you're even here."

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  • Meg Ziegler felt really engaged in her classwork, and felt it applied to her experiences in the field.

    "All of my courses so far have been really engaging, we focus a lot on research based techniques and practices..."

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  • Nicholas Raso remembers being greeted by first name the first day of classes.

    "So something really cool about the professors within the College of Education and Social Services is that they really go out of their way to get to know you."

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  • Kathryn Maitland is conducting research on emergent and conventional readers.

    "I am writing a thesis and my thesis focuses on effective text features in informational books for emergent and conventional readers, specifically focusing on Kindergarteners."

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The College of Education and Social Services provides students with the necessary academic and practical opportunities to become lifelong learners who are committed to addressing the educational and human service needs of Vermont and the nation.

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Lori Erbrederis Meyer, assistant professor of early childhood

The Power of Best Friends

Dropping off a child at kindergarten for the first time can be one of the most memorable yet terrifying experiences of parenthood. Among the many concerns parents face is the worry whether your child will make friends – a key factor, research shows, in reducing anxiety, depression and the likelihood of being bullied. 

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Featured programs:

Our Special Education program affords students the opportunity to graduate endorsed and ready to teach in both general education and special education classrooms. We also offer a minor for our social services students.

Our accelerated Master's degree programs in Middle Level Education, Secondary Education, and Special Education can be completed within one additional academic year.



Partner in the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate

Learn more about our state and national accreditation.