• 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.

  • Eva Gray teaching at Rosie's Girls

    Commitment to Serve, Teach, and Lead

    Meet Middle Level Education major Evy Gray, who works as an instructor and coordinator for Rosie's Girls, a program that teaches girls STEM and trade skills.

  • 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.

  • Dean Scott Thomas

    State Collaboration Inspires New Education and Social Services Dean

    Meet CESS Dean Scott Thomas.

The College of Education and Social Services (CESS) prepares outstanding professionals in education, social work, and human services. We are passionate and deeply committed to student engagement and success within a culture of academic excellence, innovation, experiential learning, and social justice.

Through ongoing faculty-student mentoring and scholarship, diverse field experiences and meaningful service learning opportunities, students are uniquely positioned to make a profound impact on the world by improving lives, strengthening communities, and effecting societal change.