Student mortarboard at graduation reading "see the ability not disability".

As a UVM undergraduate student, you can start working toward your nationally accredited master's degree through our Accelerated Master's Pathway (AMP). We offer a variety of licensure and non-licensure pathways leading to a Master of Education in either the Special Education (K through age 21) track or the Early Childhood Special Education (birth through age 6) track.

Advantages of the AMP

  • Save time and money on your path to an advanced degree.
  • Earn both your bachelor's and master's degrees in just 5 years.
  • Up to 9 credits are double-counted towards both the master’s and undergraduate degree. 

Community-Based Learning

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.

Through authentic community-based learning, and you will participate in field experiences and projects designed to increase cultural competence. Student teaching internships provide the opportunity to work with young children and families, fully supported by dedicated faculty and experienced mentor teachers.

Nationally Accredited Programs

UVM's Special Education graduate programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). Reciprocity agreements with other states allow graduates to gain employment throughout the country. 

Learn more about each program track including course work, scholarships, who to contact with questions, and how to apply:

K-Age 21 Track

Birth-Age 6 Track