Field-based Graduate Program in Education

The Field-based Graduate Program in Education offers both a graduate degree as well as an advanced certificate to professional educators who are working in local school communities. We recognize the professional educator’s working environment as a vital center of learning and, as such, all courses occur at a regional site, where educators work together over a period of several years. We offer a Master of Education degree (M.Ed.) as well as a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS). At the present time, we have multiple field-based graduate education sites in Vermont and also partner with private English-inclusion schools in Monterrey, Mexico.

We believe our program is very unique, since it blends current theory and research with discussion and networking about how to turn "best theory" into "best practice." Other distinctive features about the program include the following:

  • Faculty travel to and conduct program activities at the site as well as use online platforms to maximize flexibility and learning.
  • On-location classes are scheduled using condensed formats on Thursday and Friday evenings and all day Saturday during the school year.
  • Recognized as professional colleagues, we act on our constructivist philosophy by having our students play a major role with us in shaping a course of study reflecting their professional goals and District priorities.