Ten (3-credit) courses are required. Those courses must include the 4 core courses with 6 additional elective courses. The core sequence includes:
- Research Methods to Advance Practice
- Curriculum Theory and Practice
- Responsive Design to Ensure Optimal Development of the Whole Child
- Collaboration Across School and Community Contexts
The 6 elective courses are determined in consultation with the program coordinator, allowing the courses to be aligned with student interests. There are 3 tracks (Library Media, Ed Tech, and Reading and Literacy) that that support students who are interested in attaining endorsements through transcript review. Please visit Vermont’s Agency of Education to see the details about the transcript review process, including the documentation that you will have to provide.
Near the end of the program, generally during your last semester, you will defend an ePortfolio of your work; the ePortfolio will include work from all of your courses. You will use the coursework evidence to show how you have met the National Board Standards as well as the InTASC Standards. Details of this portfolio are available from the Program Coordinator.
Areas of specialization:
Department of Education
University of Vermont
533 Waterman Building
Burlington, Vermont 05405