Learn more about online certificate and degree programs Lesley offers to residents of Vermont, a list of Vermont endorsement areas, and a guide to help you obtain an endorsement or second license through completion of a Lesley program.
Lesley Degree and Certificate Programs
ONLINE PROGRAMSCertificate ProgramsAutism CertificateEmergent TechnologiesInternet & SocietyMathematics in EducationOnline TeachingScience in EducationSpecial EducationTeaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Master's Degree ProgramsEffective Teaching, M.Ed.Individually Designed Program for Educators, M.Ed.Mathematics Education, M.Ed.Science in Education, M.Ed.Educational Technology, M.Ed.
LOW RESIDENCY PROGRAMS (residency takes place in Cambridge, MA)Ph.D. in Educational Studies with Specialization in Adult LearningPh.D. in Educational Studies with Specialization in Educational LeadershipM.S. in Ecological Teaching and Learning
TEACHER CERTIFICATION FOR EDUCATORS in VERMONT
Visit education.vermont.gov for a full listing of Vermont endorsements.
ISSUANCE OF LICENSE AND ENDORSEMENTThe issuance of a Vermont license authorizes the holder to practice as an educator in the endorsement fields(s) and grade level(s) specified. Each license issued shall indicate the type of license, and the endorsement(s) and grade level(s) for which the license is valid.
Adding an Endorsement to a Vermont LicenseThe holder of any license who wishes to qualify for an additional endorsement via transcript review shall present evidence of meeting the knowledge and performance standards and additional requirements, if any, of the endorsement.
Additional endorsement(s) granted via transcript review shall be granted as Level I License endorsements. Additional endorsements for which an applicant is eligible under interstate reciprocity shall be granted as Level I or Level II endorsements, as outlined in Sections 5320 and 5423 of the Vermont Licensing Regulations.
Endorsement Earned Through Direct ApplicationAn educator may obtain a Vermont endorsement in the areas listed below through successfully completing the corresponding Lesley program. Applicants should submit for review all official transcripts and a transcript review application to the Vermont Department of Education.
Educational Technology Specialist - Student must meet the requirements listed on the transcript review worksheet. The suggested courses to meet endorsement requirements are:
ECOMP 5007 21st Century LearningECOMP 6016 Teaching & Learning with Digital MediaECOMP 6106 Designing Curriculum that Integrates TechnologyECOMP 6102 Using Technology to Assess Content Standards and Technology SkillsECOMP 6101 Technology: Impact on Society & SchoolsECOMP 6020 Digital Technologies: How They Work
English as a Second Language - Student should complete full 18-credit TESOL program in order to meet the requirement on the transcript review worksheet and achieve a passing score on the Praxis II test (# 0361). In addition, a minimum of a practicum, or the equivalent, in English as a Second Language at the elementary (PK-6) or middle/secondary (7-12) instructional level, depending on the authorization sought. For the full PK-12 authorization, a minimum of a practicum, or the equivalent, in English as a Second Language at both the PK-6 and 7-12 instructional levels is required. (A practicum is defined as sixty hours of supervised field experience.)
Middle Grade Math - Student must already be certified at the middle level. A minimum of 18-credits of Math content is required. If you want to add Middle Grades Math to an Elementary certificate, you will also need coursework in middle school pedagogy, organization, and adolescent development. Student must also achieve a passing score on the Praxis II test. See transcript review worksheet for more information. Students will need to complete a supervised practicum (a minimum of 60 hours field experience) in a Middle Grade Math setting. Supervisor must hold a Middle Grade Math endorsement.
Special Educator (K-8) - Students should complete the full 24-credit Special Education program. Students will need to complete a supervised practicum (a minimum of 60 hours field experience) in a special education K-8 setting. Supervisor must hold a Special Education K-8 endorsement. It is expected that students will have satisfied the Foundations of Basic Skill Areas in their undergraduate studies. Please review the Special Education transcript review worksheet to ensure these areas have been met.
Early Childhood Special Educator - Students should complete the full 24-credit Special Education program. Students will need to complete a supervised practicum (a minimum of 60 hours field experience) in an early childhood special education setting. Supervisor must hold an Early Childhood Special Educator endorsement.
Please note it is important that students interested in earning an endorsement through Lesley programs contact the Vermont Department of Education prior to registration to ensure that you are informed of the certification requirements needed to receive an endorsement.
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