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UVM Commencement with a beautiful view
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"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 Licensure

Earning dual degrees is a great way stand out when seeking jobs after graduation. We also offer minors in Special Education or Childhood Studies, 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 CoachingHuman Development and Family Science, and other options.

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.

Technology Integration

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 Costa Rica, France, New Zealand, Portugal (Azores Islands), and many other countries around the world. UVM's Office of International Education provides a full range of support services to assist you.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

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 your degree/discipline in just one year. We also offer AMPs in Special Education and Educational Leadership and Policy Studies.

Major requirements


Is UVM's Secondary Education Undergraduate Program for you?

Our nationally recognized program is distinguished from many others by:

  • Extensive community and school-based field placements in diverse settings
  • Dual degree and dual licensure pathways
  • Varied concentrations and multiple minor options
  • Research and study abroad opportunities
  • Technology integration
  • Personalized advising
  • National accreditation

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Learn By Doing

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Graduate employment rate



  • High School Teacher (Grades 7-12)
  • Education Program Director
  • Special Educator

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