"One of my favorite things about the program is how we get to work in the field to learn and develop our skills, and I think having those experiences helped to solidify my passions as an educator." - Leah Endler '23
UVM's Secondary Education program provides supportive and rigorous learning experiences preparing aspiring educators for immediate success in middle and high school settings.
Learn to develop engaging and relevant curriculum, value and respect the uniqueness of students and their families, and utilze assessment data to tailor student learning.
Multiple Field Placements and Teaching Internship
Learn by doing with at least four community-based field experiences in a variety of school settings (rural, suburban, and inner-city) with ongoing support and mentoring from our faculty advisors. It all leads up to your senior year when you complete a full semester teaching internship fully immersed in the school culture, teaching classes, collaborating with school professionals, participating in professional development, and attending or leading extra-curricular activities.
Dual Degrees, Minors, and Dual Endorsement/Certification for Licensure
Earning dual degrees is a great way stand out when seeking jobs after graduation. We also offer a minor Special Education, and minors leading to dual licensure in either Education for Cultural and Linguistic Diversity (ECLD) or Computer Science Education to enhance your prospects with future employers. We also offer minors in Coaching and Human Development and Family Studies.
Prepare to Teach Anywhere
UVM's nationally accredited teacher education programs enjoy reciprocity with many other states and provinces, so you will be prepared to teach almost anywhere. See our Licensure page for more information.
We embrace the ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) standards for teachers and students. The standards include attention to inspiring student learning and creativity with a commitment to meaningful assessment. Our technology integration course promotes curriculum design to enhance student-centered learning opportunities.
Research and Global Study Abroad Opportunities
Explore research opportunities by connect with our nationally recognized faculty, or pursue your own independent research project.
Learn about our unique and exciting study abroad opportunities in New Zealand, Portugal (Azores Islands), and other countries around the world. UVM's Office of International Education provides a full range of support services to assist you.
Accelerated Master's Pathway (AMP)
For UVM students in non-education degree programs, our Accelerated Master's Pathway (AMP) in Secondary Education is a great opportunity to earn a master's degree and gain licensure to teach (grades 7-12) in just one year.
We also offer accelerated master's degree pathways in Special Education and Educational Leadership and Policy Studies.