• Social Work senior Hannah Crowe-Cumella on the UVM campus.


    "People come from all over the world to study here. Everyone is their own individual self. People here are grounded and bring fresh experiences and viewpoints in and out of the classroom. We accept one another." Hannah Crowe-Cumella ('18)

    Read Hannah's story.

  • UVM alumna Libby Payeur working with a student at Winooski High School


    "The students make me laugh, they make me think, and they open my eyes to the world. They challenge me to create relevant learning opportunities that spark curiosity, and they provide me with the opportunity to watch them grow. The work inspires and excites me every day." Libby Payeur (G'17), Winooski High School

  • Madina Haji ('18)

    Representing the Rights of Refugees

    Madina Haji spent the first nine years of her life in Kenyan refugee camp. Now as a senior in middle level teacher education, she has become a strong advocate for refugees in the local community and beyond. Read her story

  • Kate McCann, 2017 Vermont Teacher of the Year

    Teacher of the Year

    Meet UVM alumna Kate McCann, the 2017 Vermont Teacher of the Year, who's striving to make the biggest possible difference and impact on her students' lives.  Read her story.

  • Meg Ziegler '15 in Thailand

    An Unforgettable Journey

    Learn about Meg Ziegler's unforgettable year in Thailand, and how her UVM experiences and connections with faculty made it possible. Here's the story.

  • Dr. Susan Comerford with students

    A Place Called Home

    Find out how CESS faculty are working to better understand and ease the transition of people with refugee status.

  • Camp Conquer

    An App to Crack the Teen Exercise Code

    A new mobile game, co-created by CESS researcher Bernice Garnett, aims to encourage teens to exercise with virtual rewards. Here's how it works...

  • CESS researchers of decision making teams

    Research Team Studies School Support for Students with Diverse Learning Needs

    Find out how CESS researchers are studying school-based decision making teams.

The mission of the College of Education and Social Services (CESS) is to educate and prepare outstanding professionals in education, social work, and human services; engage in policy relevant scholarship of highest quality; and provide exemplary professional service within the state of Vermont, nationally, and globally.

Our actions are designed to promote a more humane and just society, free from oppression, that maximizes human potential and the quality of life for all individuals, families and communities.

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