University of Vermont

College of
Education and Social Services

Our Middle Level Education Program is nationally award winning!

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Middle Level Education

Thinking about Teaching? Think about Middle Level!

If you think about it for a minute, you can probably recall those middle school years. That time can be both wonderful and challenging, with the tricky social scene, an urge to try new things, a desire for more responsibility, and the highs and lows that seem to go with being a young adolescent.

Youth this age need caring and dynamic teachers to help them navigate the transition between childhood and adulthood. If you are flexible, creative and collaborative-- and if you like the idea of helping kids as they experiment with new identities-- you just might have what it takes to be a middle grades teacher!

The Middle Level Education Program at the University of Vermont understands that teachers who work with young adolescents require a unique set of knowledge and skills that focus exclusively on the needs of this age group. Our nationally award-winning program is among a select few that are specifically designed to stand-alone, rather than act as part of a secondary or extended elementary program. This critical difference recognizes the importance of ages ten to fifteen in shaping the future success of students.


Looking for an Undergraduate Program?

If you are interested in our undergraduate option, click here to find out more about our program’s unique attributes and meet some featured students.

Hallmarks of Our Undergraduate Program:

  • Highly Individualized
  • Small Classes and Interactive Pedagogy
  • Multiple Field Placements Starting in Your First Year
  • High Job Placement Rate
  • Triple Endorsement Option
  • Opportunities for Research and International Study
  • Nationally Renowned Faculty
  • Outstanding Advising
  • Home Away from Home on Campus

Already have a B.A. or a B.S.?

If you already have a Bachelors Degree and suspect that teaching might be your calling, click here to learn about the match between your needs and our program.

Hallmarks of Our Graduate Program:

  • One-Year Program
  • Small Classes and Interactive Pedagogy
  • Full Year Internships
  • High Job Placement Rate
  • Full time and Part Time Options
  • Dual Endorsement Option
  • Opportunities for Research and International Study
  • Nationally Renowned Faculty
  • Cohort Model

This program is for you if:

  • You enjoy 10-15 year olds
  • You’re energetic, collaborative and creative
  • You can’t wait to get into a middle grades classroom
  • You’re interested in Math, Science, Social Studies, and/or English


Last modified August 19 2013 04:45 PM