University of Vermont

The Curriculum & Instruction Program

Secondary Education Grad Program

About Our Program

Required Scores:

All applicants must submit one of the following scores to be considered for admission:

1.  GRE General

2.  Passing VT Praxis II

3.  Equivalent Teacher Examination Scores from Another State (e.g. Massachusetts Tests
     for Educator Licensure, MTEL)


To apply for the C & I Master's program visit the Graduate College Website.
Only complete applications will be reviewed.

A complete application includes:

  1. Statement of purpose

 2.  Three formal letters of recommendation - in addition to the online letter of recommendation

 3.  Copies of official transcripts from all institutions attended

 4. GRE General, Passing VT Praxis II, or Equivalent Teacher Examination Scores from another State

 5.  Resume

 6.  Any other items required by the Graduate College

Application Deadlines:

April 1

Fall Admittance

October 1

Spring Admittance

February 1

Summer Admittance

General Requirements:

The 30 credit program breaks down to the following requirements:

Content Area
# of Courses   


Education Foundations

Choose 1 course from the following: EDFS 209,  EDFS 347 or EDFS 380 or other approved courses, e.g. (Research in the Digital Age EDCI 3xx)
Choose 1 EDFS Graduate Level Course


General Curriculum

Choose 1 Course from the following: EDLP 336, EDCI 333, EDCI 363 or EDCI 321



6 - See specializations at Requirements



1 - Course


Optional:  Master's Thesis

The Thesis replaces 2 of the 3 credit courses (total 6 credits)


Additional Information:

  1. The Curriculum and Instruction M.Ed is unique in that it offers numerous areas of specialization.
  2. For specific program specialization requirements visit Requirements.
  3. The C&I M.Ed is not an initial licensure program.
  4. Students interested in middle/secondary licensure should visit Curriculum and Instruction, (M.A.T.) Masters of Arts in Teaching.
  5. Specific courses will be determined by working with your assigned academic advisor. 
  6. All incoming students must meet with the C & I Program Coordinator, Dr. Alan Tinkler, to have their specialization academic advisor assigned.
  7. Focus areas are subject to change with little or no notice, and course availability is dependent on a number of variables, including enrollment.

Contact Information:

C&I Program Support

Department of Education
University of Vermont
533 Waterman Building
Burlington, Vermont 05405

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