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Vermont Teacher Colleges and Degrees Online Guide

The information found on this page was compiled as a guide for aspiring teachers in Vermont. In order to work in the state’s school system, all teachers must complete an approved teacher preparation program from an accredited school. This guide to teacher preparation programs offered in the state provides key information to help you research the best option for your career needs. There are several colleges and universities that offer teaching degrees in Vermont. In order to find the right teaching school that meets your career goals, this page contains a list of accredited teacher preparation programs as well as student reviews. This guide is best used for both new teachers entering the work force and experienced teachers looking to further their education level.

School Facts:

  • There are 15 colleges and universities with teacher degree programs in Vermont.1
  • 11 colleges and universities offer a master’s or advanced degree in education.1
  • Highest graduation rate*: Saint Michael’s College, 82%.1
  • Highest transfer-out rate*: College of St Joseph, 30%.1
  • Highest net price per year*: Bennington College, $33,477.1
  • Lowest net price per year*: Lyndon State College, $12,570.1
  • Annual undergraduate tuition range for teaching degree programs in Vermont*: $14,218-$44,220.2
  • One school ranked in US News National Universities Rankings in 2013 (top 100): University of Vermont (92).
  • One school ranked in Forbes Top Colleges List (top 100): Middlebury College (42).
  • One teacher program is accredited by the NCATE, TEAC, or CAEP (see below).*

*For 4-year colleges and universities with teacher degree programs.

Profiles of Well-Known Schools

University of Vermont: The University of Vermont’s College of Education goes back over 150 years. The college has certainly evolved since that time, but it has always been dedicated to educating educators that make a difference in the cities, states, and countries where they teach and perform their duties. The College of Education and Social Services is one of the largest on campus and is responsible for the education of over 800 undergraduates and 400 graduate students. The College consists of nearly 100 full time faculty members as well as several support staff and administrators. The College offers several undergraduate and graduate degrees including a dozen undergraduate majors, ten master’s degree programs, two post-master’s certificates and one EdD program.

Castleton State College: CSC is a Vermont State College and is located in Castleton. The College focuses on a liberal arts education that infuses a diverse curriculum into the student’s major. Castleton has a thriving Department of Education that offers undergraduate and graduate level programs for current and future teachers. Undergraduates can get certified in elementary or secondary education and can choose from one of several endorsement areas such as special education, art, and other subject areas. Master’s level students can study non-certificated and certificated master’s programs. The non-certificated master’s program in Curriculum and Instruction provides a general framework of study while the master’s in Special Education provides expertise and licensure in Special Education. Students can choose from three different Masters of Education Special Education endorsements.

Top-Rated Teacher Preparation Programs

The National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) evaluated 1,100 US college programs that offer teacher preparation programs for aspiring educators (Teacher Prep Review 2013 Report). According to NCTQ standards, there were no programs in Vermont that met the organization’s “honor roll” requirements of 3 stars or higher. For more information, read more about the NCTQ Teacher Prep Review 2013 Report.

The following teacher preparation programs in Vermont received the highest ratings by the National Council on Teacher Quality:

    University of Vermont (Undergraduate Elementary) 2-5stars
    University of Vermont (Undergraduate Secondary) 2-5stars
    Lyndon State College (Undergraduate Secondary)
    Johnson State College (Graduate Secondary)

The following reviewed schools were cited as problematic (no stars):

    Castleton State College (Undergraduate Secondary) 0stars
    Johnson State College (Undergraduate Elementary) 0stars
    Lyndon State College (Graduate Elementary) 0stars
    University of Vermont (Graduate Special Education)0stars

Teacher Preparation Programs Accredited by the NCATE, TEAC, or CAEP

  • The University of Vermont

Read more about the CAEP, NCATE, and TEAC accrediting bodies.

School Programs for Becoming a Teacher in Vermont

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Schools with Teaching Degree Programs in Vermont

Note: Student Reviews are based on the experiences of a few individuals and it is unlikely that you will have similar results. Please review the “Data, Student Reviews and Other Information” section in our Terms of Use and Disclaimers.

Bennington College
One College Drive
Bennington, VT 05201-6003
(802) 442-5401
www.bennington.edu

Castleton State College
62 Alumni Dr
Castleton, VT 5735
(802) 468-5611

College of St Joseph
71 Clement Road
Rutland, VT 05701-3899
(802) 773-5900
www.csj.edu

Community College of Vermont
103 South Main Street
Waterbury, VT 05676-0120
(802) 241-3535

Goddard College
123 Pitkin Road
Plainfield, VT 05667-9432
(802) 454-8311
www.goddard.edu

Green Mountain College
One Brennan Cir
Poultney, VT 05764-1199
(802) 287-8000

Johnson State College
337 College Hill
Johnson, VT 05656-9464
(802) 635-2356

Lyndon State College
1001 College Rd
Lyndonville, VT 05851-0919
(802) 626-6200

University of Vermont
85 S Prospect St
Burlington, VT 05405-0160
(802) 656-3131
www.uvm.edu

Student Review: “The academics at UVM can be extremely challenging if you want them to be, but you can also pick a lot of intro level course and breeze through. The rooms could be bigger, but at least you can live off campus for junior and senior year. The food is mostly disgusting but what can you expect, its college food. The surroundings definitely improve the college experience. With the Green Mountains in the background its difficult to not be impressed with Vermont’s natural beauty.” -Nyan O., student at University of Vermont
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References:
1. National Center for Education Statistics College Navigator: https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/
2. Niche College Search: https://www.niche.com/colleges/?degree=4-year&sort=best