Education

"Learning by doing. The experiences I gained from working in a real classroom are more practical than words in textbooks."

Na Zhan '14

As the longest running academic program at Lyndon, the Education Department has been a leader in teaching teachers for 100 years. With a faculty of experts in the fields of elementary education, early childhood education, and special education—along with first-rate student-teaching internships—our program guarantees tomorrow’s teachers a thorough, hands-on, and attentive apprenticeship.

What makes Lyndon’s Education program unique? Lyndon students spend significant time in actual classrooms in their sophomore year, a full two years earlier than in most other programs. Elementary and Special Education candidates have a total of 369 hours of field experience prior to student teaching. For early childhood educators, that total goes up to 509 hours.

Special Education, A.S.

Elementary Education, B.S.

Concentrations

Early Childhood Education

Elementary Education

Special Education/Special Educator (K-8)

Required Courses

Core Courses (83 Credits)

* Select courses can double count between General Education Requirements and the Core Requirements

Mathematics (11 Credits)

In addition to the courses below, students must take three (3) elective credits in Mathematics.

Science (14 Credits)

In addition to the course below, students must take two (2) four-credit elective Science courses.

Inclusive Education (29 Credits)

Elementary Education Concentration (13 Credits)

Students completing this concentration would be eligible for elementary education (K-6) licensure in VT

Early Childhood Education Concentration (25 Credits)

Students completing this concentration would be eligible for licensure in early childhood education (age 3 – grade 3) and elementary education (K-6) licensure in VT

Special Education Concentration (25 Credits)

Students completing this concentration would be eligible for licensure in special education (K-8) in VT

Secondary Education

English

The Secondary Education and English degree requires you to complete the English B.A. curriculum plus the licensure program.

The English B.A. curriculum can be found HERE.

Mathematics

The Secondary Education and Mathematics degree requires you to complete the English B.A. curriculum plus the licensure program.

The Mathematics B.A.  curriculum can be found HERE.

Natural Sciences

The Secondary Education and Natural Sciences degree requires you to complete the English B.A. curriculum plus the licensure program.

The Natural Sciences B.S. curriculum can be found HERE.

Social Sciences

The Secondary Education and Social Sciences degree requires you to complete the English B.A. curriculum plus the licensure program.

The Social Sciences B.A. curriculum can be found HERE. 

A lifetime of learning for a lifetime of teaching

There are many different educational pathways available to students at different stages of their career, from the first year of college, to professional development opportunities in mid- to late-career. Working closely with their advisors, students are able to determine where their true passion in teaching resides and what steps they need to take to get there.

Lyndon’s teacher preparation programs have been granted program approval by the Vermont State Board of Education. Currently, Vermont Teaching Licenses are accepted reciprocally by 29 other states.

Graduates from our Education Program enjoy rewarding careers as teachers. Our 2012 Graduate Survey Report indicated a 100 percent job placement rate.

Education Licensure Programs Contacts

Janet Moran, Administrative Assistant (Licensing)
janet.moran@lyndonstate.edu
802 626-6227

Tara Fortner, Ed.D., Chair of Elementary Education
tara.fortner@lyndonstate.edu
802 626-6256

Linda Metzke, Ed.D., Chair of Graduate Education
linda.metzke@lyndonstate.edu
802 626-6249