Secondary Education

Secondary Concentration Map

Saint Michael’s College Graduate Programs in Education have a state-approved program that leads to licensure as a secondary teacher in grades 7-12 in in the following subject areas: English, Modern and Classical Languages, Mathematics, General Science, and Social Studies.

Prerequisites for Admission to the Secondary Licensure Program include:

  • A bachelor’s degree 
  • A thirty-credit major (or equivalent) in the content area of licensure with at least nine of those credits at the advanced undergraduate level or higher as defined in the Vermont Licensing Rules
  • Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher, and a GPA of 3.0 or higher in the content area
  • Successful completion of the entrance interview
  • Evidence of successful work experience with children 

All initial licensure applicants will apply to the MAT. Candidates may be eligible for an additional endorsement (different content area or level, for example, middle level) if requirements have been met. Interested candidates should consult with their advisor.

Required Courses:
(3 credits each unless otherwise noted)

One-Year Course Sequence (see chart below) or Two-Year Course Sequence (linked here)

Summer  Fall  Spring
1st Summer Session  2nd Summer Session  GED 641 – Teaching in the Inclusive Classroom Pre-K-12 Credits: 3 cr. GED 550 – Student Teaching Internship Credits: 6 cr. 
GED 516 – Educational Foundations: Understanding the Past and Creating the Future Credits: 3 cr. GED 530 – Literacy in Middle and Secondary Schools Credits: 3 cr. GED 547 – Middle and Secondary Curriculum and Assessment Credits: 4 cr. GED 555 –
Student Teaching Seminar Credits: 3 cr.
GED 580 – Approaches to Teaching
Credits: 3 cr.
GED 691 – Personalized Inquiry: Finding your Why Credits: 2 cr 
GED 520 – Child and Adolescent Development Credits: 3 cr.     
6 credits 3 credits   10 credits  11 credits
Public School Placement  Summer School Placement  

Practicum in Student Teaching Placement

6 hours/week


Student Teaching Placement

Full time

For more information on secondary education licensure, contact:

Amy Saks Pavese

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

License reciprocity

Vermont is part of the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement, a collection of over 50 individual agreements by states and Canadian provinces. Each individual “agreement” outlines which other states’ educator certificates will be accepted by the state. This means that in earning a recommendation for Vermont licensure candidates will fulfill most, if not all, requirements for licensure in many other states. Candidates are encouraged to check the Department/Agency of Education website for any other states in which they are planning to teach to determine if any additional requirements will need to be met. For updated information on the State of Vermont Board of Education Licensing Information, visit their website.