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Why is everyone talking about UVM's Middle Level Education Program?

"The classes are always fun and the professors really take the time to get to know every one of their students. Being part of such an amazing team of educators has empowered me."  Luisa Noordewier '17

If you’re looking into middle level teacher education programs, right away there’s something special about you. Few people recognize how exciting and wonderful middle school teaching can be. If you’ve spent time with kids this age, you know that they are energetic, curious and funny. If you gravitate toward this fun age group, it’s likely you’re just the person they need!

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Multiple Field Placements

Our program provides hands-on, active learning. You will step into local middle schools beginning in your very first year at UVM. Over your four years, you'll gain over 900 hours of hands-on experience with at least four middle school teams. Throughout the program, our faculty will provide the personalized support and mentoring you need to succeed.

Triple Certification/Endorsement Option

In our highly individualized program, you can choose two of the four following areas of concentration: English, Math, Social Studies and Science. You can also select a learner specialization in Special Education or Education for Cultural and Linguistic Diversity. Mix and match between the content areas and learner specializations for a total of three licensable areas.

Teaching Certificate Reciprocity

Prepare to teach anywhere. UVM's nationally accredited teacher education programs enjoy reciprocity with over 50 states and Canadian provinces. See our Licensure page for more information.

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International Study

Study abroad for a semester in beautiful New Zealand, including an internship in an Auckland intermediate school and courses at Auckland University of Technology. Have your heart set on another country? Find out more at UVM's Office of International Education.

Technology and Innovation in an Award-Winning Program

Leverage technology to embrace a 21st-century vision of teaching and learning. Connect with our Tarrant Institute for Innovative Education and learn how to create a tech-rich, learner-centered classroom. UVM’s Middle Level Program and our faculty have earned numerous national awards for their great work in middle level education.

Master's Degree in Middle Level Education (with Accelerated Option)

If you already have your bachelor's degree, you can pursue a master's degree in Middle Level Education (M.A.T.) that allows you to gain teaching licensure in just one year, or at your own pace.

4 Year Plan for Career Success

Is UVM's Middle Level Education Program for you?

Our nationally recognized program is distinguished by:

  • Extensive hands-on student teaching experience
  • Innovation and technology integration
  • Triple certification option
  • Outstanding, personalized advising
  • International study opportunities

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Questions?

cessstsv@uvm.edu / 802-656-3468

Graduate employment rate

100%

of CESS 2016 graduates were employed or continuing their education within six months of graduating.

Careers

  • Middle Level Teacher
  • English Language Learner (ELL) Educator
  • Special Educator
  • Non-Profit Sector Administrator/Manager
  • Peace Corps Volunteer

Where alumni work

  • Teaching Fellow, Citizen Schools, Boston, MA
  • Middle School Humanities Teacher, Peoples Academy, Morrisville, VT
  • Math Teacher, Lake County High School, Leadville, Colorado
  • Graduate Student, University of Vermont
  • Youth and Family Field Specialist in Science, Durham, NH
  • Middle School Science and Math Teacher, Browns River Middle School, Underhill, VT

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