Why is the AMP in Special Education right for you?
Do you want to save time and money on your path to an advanced degree? Our nationally accredited Accelerated Master's Program (AMP) allows you to earn your Bachelor's and Master's degrees in just 5 years.
The AMP curriculum is identical to the Master’s in Special Education curriculum, but 6 credits are double-counted towards both the Master’s and your undergraduate degree. This is effectively a 6-credit scholarship for the graduate program.
Plus, an additional 3 credits of graduate coursework maybe taken while you're still an undergraduate, if you have completed all undergraduate degree requirements. And these count towards your Master’s only, but are paid for as part of your undergraduate tuition.
We are dedicated to the belief that all students have worth and dignity. Throughout the program you will enhance your collaborative skills with families, teachers, administrators, human service providers, and employers. We are proud to provide candidates with authentic community-based learning, and you will participate in field experiences and projects designed to increase cultural competence.
With our signature "early and often" approach, field experiences begin in the first year. Student teaching internships in our Campus Children's School provide the opportunity to work with young children and families, fully supported by dedicated faculty and mentor teachers.
Nationally Accredited Programs
UVM's Special Education graduate programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP, formerly known as NCATE). To find out more about our programs, see:
- Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Special Education
- Master of Education (M.Ed.) - Early Childhood Special Education Pathway
Choose Your Pathway
Our faculty will work closely with you to design an individualized program plan aligned with your interests and career goals. Learn more about each of the pathways listed below.