Take your teaching career to new heights with a graduate degree in education from Northern Vermont University.

The graduate education programs at NVU train educators to work with and improve outcomes for students of diverse ages, abilities, and backgrounds. Our concentrations offer you a range of directions to focus on. You’ll work with faculty who have expertise in a range of areas. Our graduates leave the program prepared to be educational leaders in a diverse and changing educational climate. 

Education, M.Ed. (NVU-Lyndon) 

You'll build collaboration skills, gain confidence with technological and pedagogical practices, and develop a global perspective in your approach to education. Students in the NVU-Lyndon master of education program choose one of the following concentrations to develop the expertise needed for career advancement:

  • Content-area specialization — Advanced study of English/language arts, mathematics, social studies, and/or science.  
  • Curriculum and instruction — Focus areas include reading specialist, special education, and elementary and secondary education.
  • Educational technology — Training to prepare instructional designers (librarians, curriculum specialists, and others) for all education levels and prepare personnel development specialists for business. Some online and hybrid courses. 
  • Elementary or secondary education — To pursue initial licensure at the graduate level, you must be a liberal studies major or the equivalent with a B average in related courses. Additional training opportunities available through an agreement with the Vermont Higher Education Collaborative.  
  • Special education — Focus areas include a broad exploration of the field or in-depth study of learning disabilities, behavior management, assessment, or other topics.

View degree requirements and courses. (This link will take you to the current Lyndon State College catalog. On July 1, 2018, Lyndon State and Johnson State colleges will become Northern Vermont University. The NVU academic catalog will be available in early summer 2018.)

Education, M.A. (NVU-Johnson) 

Our graduates are prepared to advocate for positive changes that bring about educational equity and excellence. You will work with your adviser to create an individualized plan of study. We offer four focus areas for you to choose from:

  • Applied behavior analysis — Focuses on strategies that support children, youth, and adults in various environments. Program completion prepares students to sit for the certification exam of the National Behavior Analyst Certification Board. 
  • Curriculum and instruction — Focus areas include inclusive childhood education (elementary and special education), middle-level education, secondary education, and unified arts education. Internships and practicum experiences are required. 
  • Foundations of education — Self-designed option for students to study specific topics or ideas. Coursework and seminars with a required capstone project.  
  • Special education — Preparation to work with special-needs students through age 21. Research project and presentation required. Opportunity available to complete the program in one year. 

View degree requirements and courses. (This link will take you to the current Johnson State College catalog. On July 1, 2018, Johnson State and Lyndon State colleges will become Northern Vermont University. The NVU academic catalog will be available in early summer 2018.)

Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Education (Johnson)

This customized, self-guided program offers for further study for students who already have a master’s degree in education. May be completed entirely off campus.  View requirements.