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UVM Commencement with a beautiful view
Meg Zeigler with students in Thailand as a Fulbright Scholar
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Student teaching in the local community
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"My UVM experience 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 working with other teachers and 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 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 Degree and Dual Endorsement/Certification for Licensure

Earning dual degrees is a great way stand out when seeking jobs after graduation. 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) to help 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.

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 England, Finland, France, Hawaii, Portugal, and more. 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 other 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.

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
  • Varied concentrations and multiple minor options
  • Research and study abroad opportunities
  • Technology integration

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Graduate employment rate


of CESS graduates were employed or continuing their education within six months of graduating (2017-2019).


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

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