Find Campus and Online Vermont Teaching Degree Programs

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University of West Alabama

Bachelor Bachelor of Science Early Childhood Development Website

The University of Iowa

Master Master of Arts in Teaching, Leadership, and Cultural Competency Website

Purdue University

Master Online MS in Education Website

Fairleigh Dickinson University

Master Master of Administrative Science Website

Eastern Oregon University

Bachelor Bachelor in Early Childhood Education Website
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While there may not be more than a dozen teaching colleges in Vermont, these few colleges offers an excellent selection of programs at both the bachelor and master degree levels.

You might consider an online teaching degree program (there are many specializations and availability at all degree levels).

Below is an overview of some of the top Vermont teaching colleges and the various programs they offer.

  • 16 teaching programs in Vermont accredited by CAEP
  • 9 CAEP-accredited Bachelor's degrees
  • 6 CAEP-accredited Master's degrees in Vermont

Vermont has a traditional and alternative route to licensure. The traditional route is specific to Level I and II licensure requirements. Each level requires different professional learning credits.

Completion of an educator preparation program approved by the state, student teaching, and passing Vermont Certification Exams are also required. The teacher preparation program is included in a Bachelor's degree, post-baccalaureate, or Master's degree program at a university or college that is state-approved.

Requirements to Teach in Vermont

The Level I license is valid for three years, regardless of the endorsement. It requires 45 hours (or three credits) of new professional learning. At least 15 hours (one credit) must apply to the performance and knowledge standards of the endorsement chosen. The remaining 30 hours apply to the Core Teaching and Leadership Standards for Vermont.

Teachers must practice in Vermont for three years as a Level I teacher to be eligible for Level II. The Level II license is valid for five or seven years. For a seven-year license, all Level II endorsements must apply toward performance and knowledge standards of the endorsement. Ninety hours must be within the Core Teaching and Leadership Standards for Vermont. The five-year license requires 90 hours of which 30 apply to the performance and knowledge and 60 to the Vermont Educator Standards.

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School Level Program Admissions

Eastern Oregon University

Bachelor Bachelor in Early Childhood Education Website

University of West Alabama

Master Education Specialist: Teacher Leader Website

Winthrop University

Master Master of Arts in Arts Administration Website

University of West Alabama

Master Master of Arts in Teaching Website
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Scholarships/Financial Aid Available

There are three primary financial aid resources - scholarships, grants, and loans. All require a FAFSA. The Vermont Student Assistance Corporation is a nonprofit agency that helps students learn and apply for scholarships and grants. These are gifts. They help determine how much money has to be borrowed. The agency helps differentiate between federal and private loans and what a choice of the repayment plan and interest rate can mean in terms of total cost.

The goal is to minimize the amount to be repaid. For 2019-2020, VASC offers undergraduates and graduates fixed interest rate loans that are lower than the Federal Plus. The loan also provides access to an Advantage Loan Coach for support and counseling for repayment.

Requirements to Qualify for In-State Tuition

Earning in-state status in Vermont is the toughest state in which to do so. It is nearly impossible. Vermont has one major university, the University of Vermont in Burlington. The school is very sought-after. About percent of the students are classified as out-of-state students. With such an enormous glut paying out-of-state tuition, the school's budget is accustomed to the money it provides.

There is a provision in Vermont state laws, that in essence, forbids the bulk of students who would benefit from the in-state status from being classified as such. Every state presumes those who move to the state to attend school are primarily or solely there for that purpose. With clear and convincing evidence, other schools grant in-state status. That is no so in Vermont. Applying to the school ahead of moving to Vermont as well as establishing a domicile banishes the student from in-state status forever.

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School Level Program Admissions

University of West Alabama

Bachelor Bachelor of Science Early Childhood Development Website

The University of Iowa

Master Master of Arts in Teaching, Leadership, and Cultural Competency Website

Purdue University

Master Online MS in Education Website

Fairleigh Dickinson University

Master Master of Administrative Science Website

Eastern Oregon University

Bachelor Bachelor in Early Childhood Education Website

University of West Alabama

Master Education Specialist: Teacher Leader Website

Winthrop University

Master Master of Arts in Arts Administration Website

University of West Alabama

Master Master of Arts in Teaching Website

George Mason University

Master Master of Education in Special Education Website
CAEP Accredited Teaching Programs

List of CAEP-Accredited Teaching Degrees in Vermont

The University of Vermont
Burlington
CAEP
  • Bachelors in Early Childhood Special Education (baccalaureate) CEC
  • Masters in Early Childhood Special Education Master's CEC
  • Masters in Special Education:Special Educator (masters) CEC
  • Bachelors in Teacher Education / Early Childhood Education (bacc) NAEYC
  • Bachelors in Teacher Education / Elementary Education Baccalaureate ACEI
  • Bachelors in Teacher Education / Middle Level Education (bacc) AMLE
  • Post Bachelors in Teacher Education / Middle Level Education (masters) AMLE
  • Bachelors in Teacher Education / Physical Education (bacc) NASPE
  • Bachelors in Teacher Education / Secondary Education: Languages (bacc) ACTFL
  • Masters in Teacher Education / Secondary Education: Languages (masters) ACTFL
  • Bachelors in Teacher Education / Secondary Education: Science (bacc) NSTA
  • Masters in Teacher Education / Secondary Education: Science (masters) NSTA
  • Bachelors in Teacher Education / Secondary Education: Social Studies (bacc) NCSS
  • Masters in Teacher Education / Secondary Education: Social Studies (masters) NCSS
  • Bachelors in Teacher Education / Secondary Education:English (Baccalaureate) NCTE
  • Masters in Teacher Education / Secondary Education:English (Masters) NCTE

Online Teaching Degrees in Vermont

The University of Vermont offers an online pre-master’s speech/language/pathology certificate program; online education contract courses and a variety of individual online courses. Castleton State College also offers several online courses. Online courses help students complete their degree requirements at a comfortable pace. Champlain College offers a 100% online master degree in early childhood program administration.

Bachelor’s in Education Degrees in VT

There are multiple teaching schools in Vermont with bachelor degree programs such as elementary education, secondary education, and interdisciplinary studies. These programs also offer students areas of concentration such as art, music, math or science, etc. There are also several undergraduate teaching options available in areas such as childhood education, biology, music performance & music education, art history, education and physical education.

The University of Vermont offers undergraduate teaching programs in various areas and for various grade levels. UV’s offerings include bachelor degree programs in early childhood special education, early childhood, elementary, middle level, art, music, secondary education and special education. These programs prepare teachers for licensure in certain subjects at certain grade levels. For instance, a graduate of the Bachelor of Elementary program can obtain licensure to teach grades 1-6. With a concentration in art, this teacher can also teach art to students.

Such programs can be found at Champlain College, which also offers a middle school teacher education program and an early childhood/elementary teacher education program with concentrations in educational technology and literature. The secondary teacher education program offers a major in history/social studies and concentrations in literature or educational technology.

Master’s in Education Degrees in VT

The M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction program at the University of Vermont offers specializations in educational technology, multicultural/global, reading and language arts, library media, and mathematics. UV also offers a master degree program in interdisciplinary studies as well as a master degree program in educational leadership for students interested in leadership or managerial positions in schools.

Teachers that are interested in advancing their education can choose from M.A.T. programs in areas of special education, middle school education and secondary education. UV offers year-long internships to help students obtain as much hands-on training as possible. Johnson State College has a Master of Arts in Education program with concentrations in applied behavior analysis; curriculum & instruction; special education and foundations of education.

Castleton State College offers master degree programs in curriculum & instruction; special education; and music education. CSC also has a Master of Arts in Education with a specialization in mathematics. Students may be required to complete a thesis or take additional courses to earn the degrees. Study abroad and internship opportunities are offered to some CSC students.