Field-based Graduate Programs in Education

The Field-based Graduate Programs in Education offer both graduate degrees 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. We also are anticipating admitting our first cohort to the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) Program in Educational Leadership.

We believe our programs are very unique, since the blend 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.
Degree and Certificate Programs

To learn more about our programs, follow these links:

Master of Education (M.Ed.) and Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) Programs

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership