University of Vermont

College of
Education and Social Services

Elementary Education


Frequently Asked Questions:

Where can you teach after graduation?

Quality educators are crucial to our nation and the world. Whether you're planning to stay in Vermont, or move out-of-state, licensed teachers from UVM educate in some of the country's best public and private schools, as well as internationally.  Recent graduates of UVM's Teacher Education programs are teaching in pre-schools and elementary schools throughout the United States and in several other countries.

What else can you do with a teaching degree?

Public and private sector careers:

Students explore careers in education through activities in advocacy, public administration, public policy, government, family services and the legislative process. Still other grads choose alternative educational settings: directing youth programs; teaching in the Peace Corps; working in private schools; even working in museums, science centers, software companies and government educational agencies.

Higher education:

Elementary education graduates go on to enroll in master's and doctoral programs in many areas of education, administrative curriculum and other related fields.  They are principals and superintendents of school districts in Vermont and elsewhere in the nation. They are deans of students, faculty, student affairs professionals and administrators at colleges and universities.

How is the program accredited and recognized?

The teacher education programs are approved by the Vermont State Department of Education, which has reciprocity with many other states and the District of Columbia. The programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Need more information before applying?

The Elementary Education Program Coordinator can be reached by e-mail or phone to answer your questions:


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