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Student teaching
UVM Commencement with a beautiful view
Meg Zeigler with students in Thailand as a Fulbright Scholar
Looking up at the tower of Ira Allen chapel
students smiling
Student teaching in the local community
Student engaged in activity
Beautiful spring flowers on campus

Why are students excited about UVM's Secondary Education Program?

"My UVM experience has undoubtedly made me ready for the future, giving me real experience as to what it's like to work day-to-day in this field and in a school. You're building relationships. You're working with other teachers. You're working with the students. By the time you walk out that door with a diploma, you have every requirement and more for your licensure."  Rob Stone '18

UVM's Secondary Education program provides students with supportive and rigorous learning experiences needed to become a teacher in middle and high school settings.

You will learn to develop engaging and relevant curriculum, value and respect the uniqueness of students and their families, and use assessment data to tailor student learning.

Multiple Field Placements

You will get plenty of hands-on experience in our program. UVM Teacher Education majors complete at least four community-based field experiences in a variety of school settings (rural, suburban, and inner city) with continuous support and mentoring from our faculty advisors.

Dual Degree and Dual Certification/Endorsement

Students in our program actively seek ways to stand out when looking for jobs after graduation. Earning dual degrees is a great way to accomplish this goal. Plus you can earn dual certification in both a content area and a specialty area such as Special Education or Education for Cultural and Linguistic Diversity (ECLD), helping you become the kind of teacher that employers want to hire. We also offer minors in Coaching, Computer Science Education, and Human Development and Family Studies.

Teaching Certificate Reciprocity

UVM's nationally accredited teacher education programs enjoy reciprocity with over 50 states and Canadian provinces, so you can prepare 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.

Global Study Opportunities

Visit our global study page to learn about our unique and exciting global study opportunities in England, Finland, France, Portugal and more. UVM's Office of International Education provides a full range of support services to assist you.

Accelerated Master's Program (AMP)

Our Accelerated Master's Program (AMP) is a great option that allows you to complete a master's degree in Secondary Education (M.A.T) in just one year.

We also offer accelerated master's degree programs in Special Education, Educational Leadership, and Counseling.

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 certification
  • Varied concentrations and multiple minor options
  • National and international experiences
  • Technology integration

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Graduate employment rate


of CESS graduates were employed or continuing their education within six months of graduating (2016-2018).


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

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