Real-world classroom experience and excellent instruction combine to give aspiring teachers the skills to meet Vermont state licensure requirements and become highly effective educators.
With our elementary and secondary licensure tracks, an Education major provides choice and flexibility. Students are engaged in a variety of classroom experiences that begin in the fall of their sophomore year. An emphasis on inquiry-based learning with reflection and modeling brings students together with teachers who demonstrate best-teaching practices. Students work closely with Education Department faculty who ensure placement with willing and engaging mentors.
Education majors are required to earn a degree in another discipline; psychology, math, science, history or English, for example. Students may also choose to augment any degree with an Education minor, but this will not qualify them for teacher licensure in Vermont.
In addition, the Education program offers opportunities for international service learning and participation in the Teacher Education Club. This group provides opportunities for greater learning with lunch seminars, discussions of education and the creation of a teaching community.