The Curriculum & Instruction Program
- What is the M.Ed. in Curriculum and
Instruction? Does the program offer on-line courses?
- I'm interested in obtaining a teaching licensure; am
I in the right program?
- How can I learn more about this program?
- Where can I find more information about the Graduate College and other M.Ed. programs?
- What is the application process for this degree?
- What are the steps that lead to my acceptance to the program?
- Why might my application for admission be denied?
- How will I be notified of my acceptance into the program?
- I'm a HEC student in Early Childhood how many of my
classes will transfer?
- I already have graduate courses I'd like to transfer into the program. That's OK, right?
- Are graduate teaching fellowships available?
- Is a M.Ed. Thesis required?
The M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction is a 30 semester hour graduate
degree program designed to advance the professional development
aspirations of educators both from Vermont and around the
country and the world. It is not an
initial licensure program.
In addition, the C & I program offers two strands on-line: Educational Technology and Library Media Science.
No, we have two programs within the M.Ed. degree. The MAT is our licensure program for those who have a Bachelor's degree already. Please go to the MAT website for further information.
The M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction is for people in the education field who want to continue their education on effective teaching and learning practices. You do not have to hold a teaching licensure in order to be accepted to the program.
You should review the C&I website entirely and develop a
personal plan of action. Once you have identified your
academic/career goals and have specific questions, you may contact the C&I Program. The
main number for C&I is
Information about the Graduate College and other programs can be
found at http://www.uvm.edu/~gradcoll/
All applications are done electronically and an application can be downloaded at: http://www.uvm.edu/~gradcoll/
Key components of the application are:
a record of all undergraduate work as identified on original transcripts.
letters of reference from three (3) individuals in a position to evaluate your work in education. Please make sure that the recommendations are complete one-page letters in addition to the on-line reference form.
a personal statement of purpose in which you indicate why the C&I M.Ed. is an appropriate program for your academic/career goals.
the GRE examination or Praxis II scores are required for admission to the C&I Program.
Complete applications are reviewed after the application deadline.
NOTE: You will want to have your application, letters of
recommendation, and transcripts to the Graduate College at least two
weeks prior to the following deadlines. This will ensure the
Department of Education receives your complete application by the
Summer Applications due February 1 - Applications reviewed from February 1 through 15th
Fall Applications due April 1 - Applications reviewed from April 1 through 15th
Applicants will be notified of their acceptance status within the week following the end of the review period.
Your completed application first goes to The Graduate College, 322
Waterman, where it is entered in the record keeping system. It is then
given to the Department of Education. A DOE
faculty admissions committee reviews your credentials and then makes a
decision whether to accept or deny.
A potential candidate must meet the following criteria to be
accepted into the C&I M.Ed Program.
- Undergraduate GPA greater than 3.0.
- Respectable GRE scores.
- Three full Letters of Recommendation must accompany
the application along with the cover sheets attached.
- Teaching Experience, including (but not limited to)
substitute teacher, higher education instructor, preschool
teacher, educational program directors, training specialists.
- The candidate is able to articulate, in
writing, their academic/career goals.
- Strong desire to teach, educate and
improve their instruction.
Failure to meet these criteria
will lead to a denied application.
Once the faculty review committee determines that you are qualified
for admission, the Graduate College Admissions Officer
is notified. The Graduate Office will then send you a
formal letter of acceptance. You must sign an "intent to accept
admission" form sent by the Graduate College. You MUST then meet with
Dr. Maureen Neumann, C&I Program Coordinator to discuss your area
of concentration, at that time you will be assigned an advisor in your
I am a Higher Education Collaborative (HEC) student in Early Childhood Education, how many of my classes will transfer?
Unfortunately, this is not an answer that HEC students want to hear. As of Fall 2010, all HEC Early Childhood students accepted must go through a syllabus review with the C&I Program Coordinator. We can no longer guarantee that courses will transfer on a course-to-course basis. This is a result of the College of Education and Social Sciences accrediation process. The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) has required that the program confirm that all C&I classes meet graduate level requirements. However, some courses may be combined to equal the equivalent of one graduate level course, but the transfer of courses can't be guaranteed. Each student's transcript will be reviewed individually.
You can transfer up to nine (9) credits of graduate level coursework. Any Continuing Education courses that can be applied to the program must be approved by your advisor and transferred as early as possible. Additionally, the Graduate College has a time limit to courses put forward for the degree from beginning to end of the program. That information can be found on the Graduate College website, http://www.uvm.edu/~gradcoll/
Yes, a limited number of assistantships are available from time to
time. They are quite selectively awarded and carry a stipend and an
obligation to provide 20 hrs/week teaching/service for the Department
of Education. One of the criteria for selection to GTF support is an
applicant's promise to advance the academic mission of the Department
and College of Education and Social Services.
A Master's Thesis (6 credits) is not required but is a recommended option for students who are interested in continuing to the doctoral level of study. Sample theses done by students are available to review in the Department of Education.
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