Why is the AMP in Middle Level Education a great choice for you?
Earn both your Bachelor's degree and a Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) in just 5 years!
If you are an undergraduate student at the University of Vermont with room in your schedule to take 3-9 Middle Level Education credits before graduation, the Accelerated Master’s Program (AMP) is a great opportunity to begin your graduate coursework early and save money on graduate tuition.
Through the AMP, 6 credits are double-counted towards both your Master’s and undergraduate degrees. Plus, an additional 3 credits of graduate coursework may be taken while you're still an undergraduate.
When does the Middle Level AMP start?
Admitted students may begin taking courses that count towards the Middle Level Education AMP in their junior or senior year.
Which program is right for me — the AMP or the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)?
If you have already earned your Bachelor’s degree from UVM or another institution OR if you are a senior at the University of Vermont without room for 3-9 Middle Level Education credits before graduation, the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program is the right choice for you.
Our Teaching Approach
Our graduate program is built around several core themes that are central to our curriculum:
- Middle level best practices that address the nature and needs of young adolescents
- Interdisciplinary teaching approaches that promote student voice in their learning
- Teaching approaches that emphasize real-world learning such as place-based, problem-based, and project-based learning
- Teaching approaches that engage young adolescents in democratic citizenship such as social justice education and sustainability education
Our Unique Vermont Context
Due to our unique Vermont context, we prepare our students for teaching in personalized, proficiency-based learning environments. With this in mind, students in our graduate program have multiple opportunities to experience proficiency-based learning and personalized learning approaches that emphasize student voice and individual growth.
Fully-funded Professional Development Opportunities
All Middle Level Education graduate students are eligible for funded attendance — including registration, airfare, and housing — to the following annual professional conferences:
- Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE) national conference
- New England League of Middle Schools (NELMS) regional conference
This opportunity is subject to the availability of funds from a generous donor.