The Special Education Program
About the Program
The Special Education Program at UVM is a full Master's Degree program that leads to recommendation for either primary licensure or secondary endorsement as a Special Education Teacher. Most of our students are full-time teachers or para-educators, and our program is designed with them in mind. Our fall and spring semester courses all take place on campus between 4 and 7pm, and we offer one or two week courses during the summer months when public schools are not in session. Most students complete the full 36 credit program in two to four years, including a full-year internship, usually within their school of employment.
If you are a currently licensed teacher, you may choose a secondary endorsement as a Consulting Teacher, an Intensive Special Needs Educator, or a combination of the two. There is also an endorsement in Early Childhood Special Education.
Students who are not currently licensed teachers may seek their initial license as a VT Special Educator, but will need to pass the Praxis exam before beginning their internship. Initial licensure students also need to have a B.A. or equivalent in an Arts and Sciences major.
Last modified September 17 2010 03:00 PM