Certificate of Disability Studies

The intent of the program is to enhance the diverse education and instructional needs of educators, health care professionals, people with disabilities, and family members.

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Counseling (M.S.)

The University of Vermont Graduate Counseling Program is designed to prepare students with the professional knowledge and skills they need to act as facilitators of change and growth for individuals, groups, and organizations. Counseling Program graduates receive a Master of Science degree and are prepared to work as professional counselors in a wide variety of settings.

Degree Offered
  • Master of Science (M.S.)
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Curriculum and Instruction (M.Ed.)

The Curriculum and Instruction Master of Education Program is designed to develop leadership in educational settings such as teaching, curriculum theory, curriculum development, and related areas of research for public/private elementary and secondary school settings. Work at the graduate level draws upon other divisions of the University, thus enabling the College to develop strong programs of professional education, which include academic offerings in the various teaching fields in elementary and secondary education.

Degree Offered
  • Master of Education (M.Ed) *
    *optional 5th-year accelerated master’s degree
Areas of Specialization
  • Educational Technology
  • Library Media
  • Mathematics
  • Multicultural/Global
  • Reading and Language Arts
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Early Childhood Special Education (M.Ed.)

The ECSE Graduate Program is designed to meet the needs of both new professionals who are considering a career with young children with disabilities and their families and in-place Early Childhood professionals who are seeking an advanced degree. The program will prepare candidates to serve eligible young children and their families through a model of collaboration with educators, related services personnel, health care workers and other community-based service providers. Successful candidates complete their program with a M.Ed. in Early Childhood Special Education, professional teaching licensure in the state of Vermont, and an endorsement in ECSE birth to age six.

Degree Offered
  • Master of Education (M.Ed.) *
    *optional 5th-year or accelerated master’s degree
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Educational Leadership (M.Ed.)

The Education Leadership Master of Education Program is designed to cultivate leaders who can apply knowledge toward leading and building learning communities designed to make a positive difference in the lives of children, youth, families, adults, and communities. The program prepares public and private school leaders, curriculum leaders, teacher leaders, leaders of educational and social service agencies, and leaders for other educational organizations. The program is designed to prepare leaders to think and act creatively, responsibly, and effectively in leadership roles. Successful completion of this program may lead to recommendation for Vermont State Administrative Licensure.

Degree Offered
  • Master of Education (M.Ed.) *
    *optional 5th-year accelerated master’s degree
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Educational Leadership and Policy Studies (Ed.D or Ph.D.)

The doctoral programs in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies are applied research programs for professionals serving in educational leadership positions in preK-12 schools, colleges, healthcare, law enforcement, and social service organizations. The programs seek to produce leaders who can construct and apply knowledge to make a positive difference in the lives of individuals, families and communities.

Degrees Offered
  • Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
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Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration (HESA) (M.Ed.)

The Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration (HESA) Master of Education program is designed to prepare professionals to apply student development, organizational, foundational, multicultural and administrative principles to work with students. Working closely with faculty and in-place practitioners, graduate students in the program are challenged to experience an unparalleled learning experience. Graduates from the Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration program pursue careers as professionals in colleges and universities, as well as in fields related to higher education throughout the country.

Degree Offered
  • Master of Education (M.Ed.)
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Interdisciplinary Studies (M.Ed.)

This Master of Education degree program is for students who wish to pursue an individually designed, integrated program of study. The program draws primarily from graduate courses in Educational Leadership, Counseling, Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration, and Educational Studies but may include courses from other departments within the College and the university.

Degree Offered
  • Master of Education (M.Ed.)
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  • Contact Professor Robert Nash, Director of Master’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies in Education.

Middle Level Education (M.A.T.)

The Middle Level Education Graduate Program places you in a middle school working with kids from day one. Your internship lasts for the whole year and is directly connected to your on-campus coursework. Learn about theory, research, and strategy on campus one day; try out what you've learned at the school the next. Start the program one August, be a licensed teacher with your own classroom (and salary) the next. Of course we also know that full time study isn't ideal for everyone. That's why we also offer a part-time, two-year sequence.

Degree Offered
  • Master's of Art in Teaching (M.A.T.) *
    *5th-year accelerated Master’s degree option
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Secondary Education (M.A.T.)

The Secondary Education Graduate Program is designed for individuals who have a bachelor's degree and want to earn a master's degree and gain licensure to teach in Vermont. The program fulfills professional education requirements for state licensure. Areas of Secondary Education Vermont licensure (grades 7-12) include English, Foreign Language (French, Spanish, Latin), Mathematics, Social Studies and Science (Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science and Physics). Dual licensure is also possible for those students who meet the content requirements for multiple subject areas.

Degree Offered
  • Master's of Art in Teaching (M.A.T.) *
    *5th-year accelerated Master’s degree option
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Social Work (M.S.W.)

The MSW program at the University of Vermont prepares students for advanced social work practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities in the post-modern environment. Our curriculum emphasizes strengths-oriented, relational practice guided by principles of social justice and human rights and a conceptual framework of critical social construction.

Degree Offered
  • Master's Degree in Social Work (M.S.W.)
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Special Education (M.Ed.)

The Special Education Graduate Program prepares special educators who serve students in grades K -12 with knowledge and skills in working with students with disabilities and their parents, teachers, administrators, human service providers, and employers. Our program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP, formerly known as NCATE). Courses are generally offered in the evenings during the school year, allowing students to complete the program while working.

Degree Offered
  • Master of Education (M.Ed) *
    *5th-year accelerated Master’s degree option
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