Teachers and students

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

Launch a rewarding career where you will make a difference in the lives of youth, families and their communities! Our nationally recognized, CAEP-accredited Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) programs are for individuals with a bachelor's degree in an academic discipline who want to earn a Master's degree and become licensed to teach in the middle or high school school classroom. 

Two Licensure Pathways

Middle Level Education MAT to teach grades 5-9

Secondary Education MAT to teach grades 7-12

Both pathways offer tuition scholarships and full-year teaching internships supported by our nationally recognized faculty and local professionals. Each program also offers an Accelerated Master's Pathway (AMP) for current UVM students. Compare the two program pathways by opening the accordions below.

Middle Level Education MAT

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

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. 

“The MAT program offered me a rigorous and rich experience that prepared me immediately in my budding teaching career." – Steven Ushakov (G’17)

“I love the community, the energy, the challenges, and the school-spirit that gives you pride to be a part of something bigger than yourself." – Erica Indiano (G’20)

Contact Us

We look forward to hearing from you. If you have questions and want to learn more, please email Roman Vogel at rgvogel@uvm.edu.