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

Earn a master's degree and gain licensure to teach in just one year. Graduate tuition scholarships are available for in-state and out-of-state qualified candidates.

Launch a rewarding career in high demand where you can change lives and make a lasting impact on your community and the world. Our nationally accredited Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) programs are a great opportunity to earn a Master's degree and become licensed to teach in your academic discipline. We also have an Accelerated Master's Pathway (AMP) for current UVM students.

Two Licensure Pathways

Both pathways offer tuition scholarships and full-year teaching internships supported by our nationally recognized faculty and local professionals. Teaching licensure options are based on your previous education/degree. Compare the two pathways by visiting the respective web pages or opening the accordions below.

  • Virtual Information Sessions for the MAT

    Register for one of our Virtual Information Sessions for the MAT in Middle Level or Secondary Education.  There are multiple information sessions available beginning in September 2022.  One week prior to the event you selected, you will be sent a Zoom link to the  information session.

Middle Level Education MAT/AMP

The Middle Level Education MAT is for candidates interested in teaching youth at the middle level (Grades 5-9), with a strong focus on the developmental 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)

Accelerated Master's Pathway

Learn about our Accelerated Master's Pathway (AMP) available to current UVM students. 

Secondary Education MAT/AMP

The Secondary Education MAT is for candidates interested in teaching in their 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 to 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).

Accelerated Master's Pathway

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

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Contact Us

Please email Gillian Homsted at teachuvm@uvm.edu if you have questions. We look forward to hearing from you.