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UVM is recognized as one of the Best Graduate Schools of Education by U.S. News & World Report

Earn your master's degree and licensure to teach in just one year. Graduate tuition scholarships are available.

Launch a rewarding career in high demand where you can apply your degree, share your passion, inspire future generations, and make a lasting impact on your community and the world. Our nationally accredited Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) programs allow you to earn a master's degree and become licensed to teach in your academic degree area. Teaching licensure options are based on your education/degree.

Our approach features a cohort model and includes a full-year teaching internship placement in a local school supported by our nationally recongized faculty and an experienced mentor teacher.

Teaching Licensure Tracks

Middle Level Education MAT to Teach Grades 5-9

The Middle Level Education MAT is for candidates interested in teaching youth at the middle level (Grades 5-9), with a strong focus on developmentally and culturally responsive educational needs of this age group. 

Graduate tuition scholarships are available for in-state and out-of-state qualified candidates in all licensure areas (English, Math, Science, and Social Studies). 

Requirements to enter the program:

  • Earned 18 credit hours in one academic discipline
  • Minimum overall grade point average of 3.0 in undergraduate coursework and in the desired academic discipline(s)

Current UVM undergraduate students can pursue an Accelerated Master's Pathway (AMP)

Secondary Education MAT to Teach Grades 7-12

The Secondary Education MAT is for candidates interested in teaching in their academic discipline at the upper middle school and high school levels (Grades 7-12).

Graduate tuition scholarships are available for all licensure areas (Computer Science, English, Math, Science, Social Studies, and World Language). The Noyce Scholarship is available for qualified candidates with a degree in the following STEM fields: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth/Geosciences, Engineering, Physics, and Mathematics.

Requirements to enter the program:

  • A major or equivalent (30+ credits) in a State-approved licensing area.
  • Minimum overall grade point average of 3.0 in undergraduate coursework as well as a 3.0 in the State-approved licensing area (major).

An Accelerated Master's Pathway (AMP) is available for current UVM undergraduate students. 

Two Pathways to Your Master's Degree and Teaching Licensure

Traditional Pathway

If you already earned your Bachelor’s degree from UVM or another institution, or if you are a senior at the UVM without room for 3-9 middle level education credits before graduation, you can complete the program full-time in one year or choose a more flexible part-time option.

Accelerated Master's Pathway (AMP)

If you are an undergraduate student (junior or senior) at UVM with room in your schedule to take middle level education courses (3-9 credits) before graduation, our Accelerated Master’s Pathway (AMP) is a great opportunity to save time and money by beginning your graduate coursework early.


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