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Vermont Teacher Education Programs

(found programs from 16 schools)

VT Dept of Education:
http://education.vermont.gov/
Teacher Certification in VT:
Vermont Teacher Certification Info

Follow the links below to find schools offering different types of teacher education programs in Vermont. If you are trying to become a teacher, and you plan on working in Vermont, you should definitely take a look at the Department of Education's website. The individual states make a lot of their own decisions about how teachers need to be prepared.

Also, as a rule, you should contact multiple schools if you are seriously considering going back for a degree or certificate in education. There can sometimes be very significant differences in tuition, admissions requirements, and so on, even between schools that you might think are very similar. So, it's always a good idea to contact a number of schools and do a little comparison shopping.

Overview

No matter how long it has been since you stepped foot inside a classroom, you can probably still remember your favorite teacher. You may remember what they taught you, how they encourage you, and what hopes they gave you for the future. The role of a teacher in a child's life is extremely important, which is why Vermont deserves all the highly trained, dedicated teachers it can get.

With district lines changing and moving to suit a growing population, there are plenty of districts in Vermont that have been left short of teachers.

Find out how you can contribute to this growing field and request information from teaching programs in Vermont.

Teacher Education in Vermont

Teaching is a fairly diverse field, and so you can get involved in it in several different ways. If you are a new student, a Bachelor's degree may give you the training you need for an entry-level teaching career. A Master's degree is an option for Bachelor's degree graduates who are ready for higher-level study. Alternative certification is possibly the quickest option for those who already have a Bachelor's degree.

While working through your education program, you should take increasingly difficult courses that build on your prior knowledge and classroom experience. Getting licensed to teach in an elementary school may require the completion of courses like Teaching Language Arts in Elementary Schools, Educational Inquiry, Instructional Technologies, Cultural Images in Children's Materials, Language Development in Young Children, and Introduction to the Art and Science of Teaching.

You can start applying for scholarships, grants, and student loans after getting accepted to a teaching program. Look for general teaching scholarships, as well as those that are unique to your subject or your grade level. For example, early education majors may be able to apply for scholarships through Vermont T.E.A.C.H.

Teaching Careers in Vermont

Through 2022, the teaching industry is expected to be stable in Vermont, leading to a 3% boost in job openings amongst elementary school teachers and little change for secondary school teachers (O*Net, 2015).

If you are nervous about getting established in your local teaching community and learning what is expected in Vermont schools, don't be afraid to learn from those with more experience. The Vermont Education Association is a great resource for networking, and it can also keep you updated on legislative changes that affect teachers.

  • Elementary School Teachers in Vermont: $52,480 per year (BLS, 2015)
  • Secondary School Teachers in Vermont: $53,770 per year (BLS, 2015)
  • Post-Secondary Teachers in Vermont: $52,380 per year (BLS, 2015)

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