Teacher Licensure

EARN YOUR TEACHING LICENSE IN 4 OR 5 SEMESTERS!

4 Semesters:  Middle, Secondary, Art
5 Semesters:  Elementary, Special Education, ELL

Apply 18 credits to your Master's in Education. 

Saint Michael's College Graduate Programs in Education has an approved program that leads to licensing as an elementary school teacher in grades K-6.

The required courses with their corresponding course descriptions are listed in our Graduate Catalogue, under Licensure: Elementary Education.

For more information on elementary licensure, contact:

Karen Donovan
kdonovan@smcvt.edu
802.654.2826

Saint Michael's College Graduate Programs in Education has an approved program that leads to licensing as a middle school teacher, grades 5-9, in the following subject areas:  English, mathematics, science, and social studies.

The Middle School Program at Saint Michael's College requires 18 credits of specific undergraduate or graduate courses in that area as defined in Vermont regulations.

The required courses with their corresponding course descriptions are listed in our Graduate Catalog under Licensure: Middle Level Education.

For more information on middle school licensure, contact:

Karen Donovan
kdonovan@smcvt.edu
802.654.2826

At Saint Michael's College, achieving your licensure in Secondary Education leads to licensure in the following subject areas: English, modern and classical languages (French, Spanish, Latin), mathematics, science, or social studies.  A prerequisite for this program is one 30 credit "major" in a content area appropriate to secondary curriculum and as defined in Vermont regulations.

The required courses with their corresponding course descriptions are listed in our Graduate Catalogue under Licensure: Secondary Education.

For more information on secondary school licensure, contact:

Karen Donovan
kdonovan@smcvt.edu
802.654.2826

English Language Learners (ELL)

Dozens of languages other than English are now spoken in the homes of many of Vermont's school children.  ELL teachers provides the bridge for learning for these students.

The ELL Licensure Program is available in conjunction with the Master's Degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and prepares successful candidates to teach ELL in Vermont public schools in Grades pre-kindergarten through sixth, seventh through twelfth, or pre-kindergarten through twelfth.

Students need to apply to both the TESOL Program (for the Master's) and the Graduate Education Program (for licensure).

Saint Michael's College Graduate Programs in Education has an approved program that leads to teacher licensure in ELL PreK-6, 7-12, or PreK-12. This program is in conjunction with the master's degree program in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MATESOL) program, and advisors are assigned in both programs.

There are 14 required courses for a total of 46 credits that you will need to take for the ELL PK-12 Initial Licensure Programs. These courses with their corresponding course descriptions are listed in our Graduate Catalogue under Licensure: English to Speakers of Other Languages. There is a recommended sequence for these courses.

For other TESOL programs, contact:

Dr. Elizabeth O'Dowd
eodowd@smcvt.edu
802.654.2276

Arts

We welcome those who have a passion for the arts and are committed to bringing this passion to learning environments.   Our program combines foundational courses in education and art education to provide our students with the skills, imagination, wisdom, and resourcefulness to be exemplary art teachers who make a positive difference with their students and in their communities.

The required courses with their corresponding course descriptions are listed in our Graduate Catalogue under Licensure: Art (PreK-6, 7-12, PreK-12).

Please contact:

Dr. Jonathan Silverman
jsilverman@smcvt.edu
802.654.2306

Saint Michael's College Graduate Programs in Education has an approved program that leads to licensing as a Special Educator for grades K-8, grades 7-Age 21, or grades K-Age 21.

The required courses with their corresponding course descriptions are listed in our Graduate Catalog, under Licensure: Special Educator.

To find out more about becoming a special educator, contact:

Karen Donovan
kdonovan@smcvt.edu
802.654.2826

You can apply up to 18 credits of the licensure course work to the requirements for the M.Ed. degree. If you are considering this option, just meet with one of our advisors and we'll help you plan your course of study.

Course requirements for licensure, as listed in our Graduate Catalog, are subject to change according to State regulation. Please contact Karen Donovan, the Licensure Coordinator, with licensure questions.

Karen Donovan
kdonovan@smcvt.edu
802.654.2826

License reciprocity

Currently, many states have a license reciprocity agreement with Vermont. This means that your completion of Vermont's application for licensure fulfills most requirements for licensure in many other states. For updated information on the State of Vermont Board of Education Licensing Information, visit their web site.

Teacher Licensure

For questions about the Graduate Education Programs, inquire online or contact:

Karen Abbott, Program Assistant
kabbott@smcvt.edu
802.654.2649

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