At Vermont State University, we’re committed to developing teachers who are passionate about teaching and reaching all of their students with progressive and inclusive educational practices.
With a B.A. in Inclusive Adolescent Education* you will develop your teaching skills and experience at the same time as you pursue your major in the content area you’re passionate about, whether that is art, science, social studies, math, English, theater, dance, or music!
You will graduate from Vermont State prepared to pursue licensure and may receive a recommendation for a Special Education endorsement by returning to earn six additional credits.
*This is a new program and is pending approval from the Vermont Agency of Education.
Why Study Inclusive Adolescent Education at Vermont State?
- Experience in Special Education: After earning this degree, students may return to take just six more credits to receive their recommendation for a Special Education endorsement. Special educators are in high demand in Vermont.
- Expanded career options: In combination with a content major, your double-major will expand your opportunities in both your field of study and as an educator. If you choose to accept a classroom teaching position, the special education expertise will prepare you to support the learning of all students in your classroom. If you choose to accept a position as a special educator, your expertise in curriculum and instruction will prepare you to work more collaboratively with classroom teachers.
- A unique program: Vermont State offers the only inclusive secondary education program in the state.
Financial Aid for Elementary Education
Vermont State University is providing a high-quality, affordable degree in secondary education to students across Vermont and beyond. More than 80 percent of Vermont State students are awarded financial aid, including new students, transfer students, international students, out-of-state students, and first-generation students. Our financial aid team is here to help you explore all your options.
Internships & Jobs in Inclusive Secondary Education
You’ll complete numerous fieldwork placements in schools, including two practicums in your content-area, one practicum in special education, and a semester-long semester of student teaching. You’ll graduate with the skills and knowledge needed to enter the profession, advocate for children and youth, and use critical thinking and analysis to help all children succeed in school and beyond.