Why are students excited about UVM's Early Childhood Special Education Undergraduate Program?
Discover our distinctive approach to preparing responsible professionals who are ready to support diverse populations. Our program features innovative coursework and hands-on learning founded on research-based practices, sustainability, inclusion, and social justice.
Dual Certification / Endorsement
Our Inclusive Early Childhood Special Education program provides dual certification in Early Childhood Education (Birth-Grade 3) and Early Childhood Special Education (Birth-Age 6).
Diverse Field Experiences and Student Teaching Internships
Your field experiences begin in the first year — our signature "early and often" approach. Student teaching internships are available with our community partners, where you will work in diverse, inclusive settings with young children and families while supported by dedicated faculty and mentor teachers.
Teaching Certificate Reciprocity
Our nationally accredited program enjoys the benefits of reciprocity with over 50 states and Canadian provinces, allowing you to teach nearly anywhere. See our Licensure page for more information.
As a CESS student, you can engage in exciting and meaningful global study opportunities in countries like England, Finland, France, Hawai'i, Portugal (the Azores) and more. UVM's Office of International Education provides a full range of support services to assist you.
Graduate Study including Accelerated Master’s Degree Program (AMP)
There are many opportunities to further your education at UVM. You can pursue our accelerated master's degree program (AMP) in Special Education (Early Childhood Special Education Pathway).
We also offer nationally accredited graduate programs in Counseling, Curriculum and Instruction, Disability Studies, Educational Leadership, Higher Education and Student Affairs, Interdisciplinary Studies, and Social Work. Many of our graduate programs offer an accelerated master's degree option.