"The MAT program offered me a rigorous and rich experience that prepared me for my teaching career. I'm grateful for all I've learned in this program, and for the lasting relationships I've developed with my colleagues in the cohort." Steven Ushakov (G'17), Randolph Union High School
Full-Time or Part-Time
Through our full-time program option, you can complete the MAT and licensure requirements in just one year. Begin the program in July, and be a licensed teacher with your own classroom the following year. We also offer a part-time option for those who have other commitments and may need more time for program completion.
Our internships are full-year, hands-on practical experiences that offer a perfect blend of theory and practice. We place you in high schools working under the mentorship of quality teachers licensed to teach in their disciplines. The goal is for you to practice in your internship some of the great ideas and strategies that you are learning in your courses.
Small Cohort Model and Interactive Pedagogy
Learning requires dialogue and support. Each year we select a small group of applicants for the program. Your cohort will experience the sequence of courses and internships together. We believe the support and dynamics of your fellow students are an essential part of your graduate school experience.
The small cohort size also results in seminar-style classes. We believe in modeling the type of learning opportunities that we hope you will then use with your high school students. You can expect to participate in collaborative learning, hands-on tasks, and co-teaching experiences in your classes.
Your professors have extensive teaching and research experiences in secondary education. Most have been high school teachers in diverse schools throughout the United States and abroad. If you want to learn more about our faculty, you can visit their profiles.
Multiple Licensure Options
Upon program completion, students in our program are eligible for Vermont teaching licensure (grades 7-12) in the following disciplines: Computer Science, English, Foreign Language (French, Spanish, German), Mathematics, Social Studies and Science (Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science and Physics). Dual licensure is also possible for those students who meet the content requirements for multiple subject areas.
High Job Placement Rate
We are proud of our excellent job placement rate over the past 10 years. We attribute this success to both the high quality of our program and the candidates we are fortunate to accept.