Graduate students and alumni

Recognized as one of the Best Graduate Schools by U.S. News and World Reports

"I had the opportunity to work with both university and community professionals in holistic learning environments. My mentors challenged me to pursue my research interests, and now support me in my goals to become both a leader in the field of education, and an advocate for children and families.” – Winnie Looby, Ph.D., M.Ed.

Guided by our deep commitment to equity, justice, and inclusion, The College of Education and Social Services (CESS) at UVM offers a variety of nationally recognized graduate degree programs, professional certificates and continuing education options to meet your intellectual and professional interests. Our internationally renowned faculty lead research-informed teaching and learning through a student-centered approach that is collaboratively designed, community-engaged, leadership-oriented, and globally aware.

Learn more about each program and our graduate tuition scholarships by visiting the respective web page links in the menus below. We look forward to hearing from you.

Graduate Programs

*Note: Some programs offer Accelerated Master's Pathways (AMP) for current UVM undergraduate students.

Counseling (M.S.)

Curriculum and Instruction (M.Ed.)

Disability Studies Certificate of Graduate Study

Early Childhood Special Education (M.Ed.)

Education for Sustainability Certificates of Graduate Study

Educational Leadership & Policy Studies (M.Ed.)*

Educational Leadership and Policy Studies (Ed.D.)

Educational Leadership and Policy Studies (Ph.D.)

Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration (M.Ed.)

Interdisciplinary Studies (M.Ed.)

Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.)* - Two Licensure Pathways:

Resliency-Based Approaches Certificate of Graduate Study - Two Pathways:

Social Work (M.S.W)

Special Education (M.Ed.)*

Accelerated Master's Pathways (AMP)

UVM undergraduate students can start working toward a master's degree through our Accelerated Master's Pathways (AMP) saving time and money on the way to an advanced degree.

Continuing Education

Continuing Education Landing Page

Professional Development Courses

Career Pathways into Teaching