• Shawna Wells '04

    Building Schools and Opportunities

    “UVM changed my trajectory as a person because I got the opportunity to work with a lot of people who really cared about humanity.” See how Shawna Wells ('04) is working to build educational opportunities and next-generation leaders in underserved communities.  Read her story.

  • California Teacher of the Year Kristen Farrell with her students.

    Changing Lives

    Teacher and athletic trainer Kirsten Farrell is changing the lives of her students, recently earning recognition as a 2018 California Teacher of the Year.

    Read her story.

  • Social Work senior Hannah Crowe-Cumella on the UVM campus.


    "People come from all over the world to study here. Everyone is their own individual self. People here are grounded and bring fresh experiences and viewpoints in and out of the classroom. We accept one another." Hannah Crowe-Cumella ('18)

    Read Hannah's story.

  • Elemtnary Education Major Marshall Murphy ('20) at Camp Kesem.

    Impacting the Future with Education

    “I have always liked working with kids, and want to be able to have a lasting effect on the future,” says Marshall Murphy ('20), who is one of the student leaders at Camp Kesem.

    Read his story.

  • UVM alumna Libby Payeur working with a student at Winooski High School


    "The students make me laugh, they make me think, and they open my eyes to the world. They challenge me to create relevant learning opportunities that spark curiosity, and they provide me with the opportunity to watch them grow. The work inspires and excites me every day." Libby Payeur (G'17), Winooski High School

  • Madina Haji ('18)

    Representing the Rights of Refugees

    Madina Haji spent the first nine years of her life in Kenyan refugee camp. Now as a senior in middle level teacher education, she has become a strong advocate for refugees in the local community and beyond. Read her story

  • Kate McCann, 2017 Vermont Teacher of the Year

    Teacher of the Year

    Meet UVM alumna Kate McCann, the 2017 Vermont Teacher of the Year, who's striving to make the biggest possible difference and impact on her students' lives.  Read her story.

  • Meg Ziegler '15 in Thailand

    An Unforgettable Journey

    Learn about Meg Ziegler's unforgettable year in Thailand, and how her UVM experiences and connections with faculty made it possible. Here's the story.

  • Dr. Susan Comerford with students

    A Place Called Home

    Find out how CESS faculty are working to better understand and ease the transition of people with refugee status.

  • CESS researchers of decision making teams

    Research Team Studies School Support for Students with Diverse Learning Needs

    Find out how CESS researchers are studying school-based decision making teams.

The mission of the College of Education and Social Services (CESS) is to educate and prepare outstanding professionals in education, social work, and human services; engage in policy relevant scholarship of the highest quality; and provide exemplary professional service within the state of Vermont, nationally, and globally.

Our actions are designed to promote a more humane and just society, free from oppression, which maximizes human potential and the quality of life for all individuals, families and communities.

We invite you to explore our academic programs, services, research, partnerships and stories. Welcome to CESS!


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