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Education for a More Just and Equitable Society

Discover our distinctive approach to preparing responsible professionals who are ready to support diverse populations. Our ROPA approved program features innovative coursework and community-based learning founded on research-informed practices, sustainability, inclusion, and social justice.

Diverse Field Experiences and Student Teaching Internships

Engage with community-based practicums and internships in diverse, inclusive settings — always supported by dedicated faculty and mentor teachers. Our signature "early and often approach" sets us apart and prepares you for success.

Evidence-Based Practice

Gain knowledge and develop skills needed to serve children and families with diverse needs. Our nationally recognized faculty have extensive experience in special education. Our research contributes to evidence-informed practices in special education and informs our curriculum and teaching methods.

Research Opportunities

Interested in student research opportunities? Some students get involved with faculty-led research, while others pursue independent study projects.

Prepare to Teach Anywhere

Our ROPA accredited program enjoys the benefits of reciprocity with many other states and provinces, so you can teach nearly anywhere. See our Licensure page for more information.

Study Abroad Opportunities

If you want to explore other cultures around the world, we offer exciting study abroad opportunities in Costa Rica, France, New Zealand, Portugal (Azores Islands), and other countries. UVM's Office of International Education provides a full range of support services to assist you.

What You Can Expect

  • Field placements in diverse, multicultural communities
  • Research and study abroad opportunities
  • Personalized advising and support



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Graduate employment rate



  • Special Educator
  • Developmental Educator
  • Program Coordinator
  • Family and Child Advocate
  • Special Education Coordinator
  • Special Education Leadership