Learning, Design, & Technology, M.Ed.

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The Vermont State University master’s program in Learning, Design, & Technology prepares teachers, librarians, curriculum specialists, and instructors to design and implement contemporary onsite and online learning experiences. Learn how to thoughtfully and innovatively infuse digital and computer technology, design thinking, and STEAM approaches into your courses and programs.

Complete your degree in just five terms through online courses. The program gives you maximum flexibility by allowing you to conduct your in-person immersion projects within your current role or at learning sites near you.

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Why Study Athletic Training at Vermont State?

  • In-Demand Skills: Expand your skills to stay current in the changing field of education. Adapt to the needs of different student populations, as well as new opportunities in the job market. 
  • Technology Expertise: Learn how to incorporate different digital platforms and educational technology into your classes to enhance your student’s experiences and improve outcomes for a broader range of learners.  
  • Immersion Projects: Each three-credit course includes an immersion project for hands-on, real-world application of all you learn.You can complete this in your current role or at learning sites near where you live and work. 
  • Experienced Faculty: You’ll have the advantage of working with faculty who have a mix of education specialties, instructional design expertise, and classroom experience. 

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Sample Courses

  • Foundations of Digital Educational Technology
  • Design for e-Learning in Onsite and Online Environments
  • Assessment & Evaluation: Tech Tools and Online Designs
  • Instructional Methods for Tech Integration and Online Learning
  • Inclusive Practice for Digital Learning

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Dean, Graduate Programs

  • Johnson Campus

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  • Johnson Campus

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Educational Research, M.S.

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Vermont State’s Master of Science in Educational Research is a professional learning program for in-service educators who want to use educational research methods to improve teaching and learning. Through the program, you will take courses in educational studies, learn about research design and methodologies, investigate a focus area of interest, and write an original thesis. You’ll graduate as a confident research professional who can use study results to improve your own teaching and to effect change in schools and in policy. You’ll be able to refine your practice, improve curriculums, and develop new approaches to support and advocate for students.

Most classes are online, with a few in-person courses that meet on select Saturdays. Courses are offered during fall, spring, and summer semesters, and you may be eligible to transfer up to 12 degree-approved credits from accredited institutions.

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Why Get a Master’s in Educational Research at Vermont State?

  • Professional Growth: You’ll study topics that will help you develop your research skills and also strengthen your own teaching. You’ll become a better educator and have the ability to promote change grounded in rigorous investigation and analysis. 
  • Immediate Impact: You’ll continue your own teaching while you learn, and you will be able to immediately put into practice what you study at Vermont State. 
  • Research Experience: Through producing your thesis and working closely with a faculty advisor, you will gain the experience, skills, and confidence to conduct your own research and persuasively present your results. 
  • Academic Flexibility: Our elective offerings enable you to focus your study on topics that are important to you, your unique school, and your community. 

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Sample Courses

  • Introduction to Graduate Education and Research
  • Qualitative and Quantitative Research
  • Research Design in Education
  • Thesis Seminar
  • Educational Leadership, M.A.
  • Foundations of Education, M.A.
  • Learning, Design, and Technology, MEd.
  • Foundations of Education, Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study

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  • Castleton Campus

Monica McEnerny

Associate Professor

  • Castleton Campus

Dean, Graduate Programs

  • Johnson Campus

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  • Johnson Campus

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  • Johnson Campus

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  • Castleton Campus

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Business Administration, M.B.A.

If you’re looking to advance your career, no matter the industry, a Master of Business Administration from Vermont State will set you up for success without disrupting your life. With and no GMAT or GRE requirement and one of the lowest per-credit tuition rates in the country, this affordable online MBA will prepare you for roles in accounting, healthcare administration, organizational change, media and communication, and more. The program will foster your intellectual, personal, and creative growth in an accessible, caring, and inclusive community. You’ll graduate ready to lead and help reshape the future of for-profit or not-for-profit businesses and organizations.

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Why Study Business Administration at Vermont State?

  • Affordable and Accessible: We have one of the lowest per-credit tuition rates in the country and don’t require GMAT or GRE scores for admission.   
  • Customizable: Choose from four concentrations and earn a full degree or one of two certificates. You’ll find the individual path that best supports your career goals.  
  • Flexible Scheduling: With an online, asynchronous format, the program allows you to work on your own schedule. Our 8-week modules allow you to enroll when you’re ready and move through the program at your own pace. By enrolling in two classes in each module, you can complete your degree in as little as 12 months.   
  • Expert Faculty: Learn from industry experts who have achieved personal success in business and can teach from both academic theory and their learned experiences in the field.  
  • Career Advancement: Hone practical and marketable skills that will get you your next job or promotion.  

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Sample Courses

  • Leadership Theory
  • Foundations of International Business
  • Managerial Accounting & Control Concepts
  • Strategic Marketing Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Risk & Financial Management

Student Stories

Student Max Tempel

“Graduate school has broadened my knowledge of the business field, and my classmates have changed my perspective on things in many ways. I believe you get pushed by classmates more than you would as an undergrad. They help you learn just as much of the coursework and professor does. It has been a very rewarding experience thus far.”

Max Temple ’22 

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  • Castleton Campus

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  • Castleton Campus

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Athletic Training, M.A.T.

Vermont State’s Master of Athletic Training will prepare you for the Board of Certification (BOC) examination in just two years. In this selective program, you’ll take part in extensive clinical experiences working with men’s and women’s varsity athletic teams at local colleges and high schools. In your medical facility rotation, you’ll be mentored by healthcare professionals in the practice settings of emergency medicine, orthopedics, and family practice medicine.

Our Athletic Training degree program uses a competency-based approach in both the classroom and clinical settings, with an emphasis on clinical reasoning skills. You’ll complete one immersive clinical experience and participate in the full-time experience and day-to-day role of an athletic trainer.

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Why Study Athletic Training at Vermont State?

  • Maximum Field Experience: You’ll gain extensive hands-on learning over four semesters of work in the field. Graduate with confidence gained through experience.  
  • Three Certifications: Besides preparation for the Board of Certification (BOC) exam to enter the profession of athletic training, you can also prepare to earn credentials through two additional exams: the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) exam and the Orthopedic Physician Extender (OPE) exam.  
  • Growing Job Demand: Employment of athletic trainers is projected to grow 17 percent before 2031.* Demand is expected to increase as people learn the effects of sport-related injuries and as more middle-aged and older adults remain active. 
  • Skilled Faculty and Clinicians: Vermont State’s faculty bring a wealth of in-field expertise to their courses. You’ll also work with highly skilled clinicians at area colleges, high schools, and medical clinics during rotations. 

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 

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Program Outcomes

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Sample Courses

  • Sports Emergency Care
  • Musculoskeletal Assessment and Diagnosis
  • Therapeutic Interventions
  • EBP in Athletic Healthcare
  • Optimizing Athletic Performance
  • Orthopedic Technology

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  • Castleton Campus

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  • Castleton Campus

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  • Castleton Campus

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  • Castleton Campus

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Counseling, M.A.

Through the Vermont State’s Master of Arts in Counseling program, you’ll gain experience with the theory and practice of professional counseling for clinical mental health counseling or school counseling settings. Upon graduation, you’ll be proficient in the knowledge and skills of the counseling profession, as well as in person-centered and strength-based approaches.

You will learn how to lead a culturally fluid practice in a diverse society and drive leadership, systems change, and advocacy within the professional community and the larger world. Our flexible program lets you focus on an area of interest to tailor your studies to your career goals and is designed to be highly accessible to working adults, including those currently in the field.

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Why Study Counseling at Vermont State?

  • Unique Program: Our curriculum includes a core of required courses, additional specialization coursework in your area of interest, a personal growth experience, and an internship with an accompanying seminar.  
  • Self-Paced Learning: It usually takes 2.5 to 3.5 years to finish the degree, depending on your individualized plan of study. Hybrid and evening courses are available, and a thesis is not required.   
  • Expert Faculty: Faculty are scholar-practitioners who bring national and local expertise in mental health counseling, school counseling, integrated service delivery, research, and administration to the program.   
  • Licensure Preparation: The program prepares students to pursue licensure in clinical mental health, substance use, or school counseling.  

Concentrations in Counseling

Students in this program choose a concentration to combine with their foundational classes.

  • Clinical Mental Health
  • School Counseling

To apply, please select Counseling from the list on the application. You will have opportunity to identify your concentration interest after you apply.

Financial Aid for Counseling Students

Vermont State University is providing a high-quality, affordable degree in Counseling to students across Vermont and beyond. Our financial aid team is here to help you explore all your options.

Tuition assistance is available to Vermont residents who enroll in the M.A. in Counseling. Learn more about eligibility.

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Sample Courses

  • Counseling Theories
  • Career Counseling
  • Counseling in Groups
  • Counseling Processes: Lab Experience I
  • Counseling & Addictive Behaviors

Student Stories

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“The class schedule fit into my life without a total upheaval and provided the path for me to get this specific credential in School Counseling … I’m doing what I wanted to do be doing.” 

Erin Dezell

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Clinical Mental Health, M.S.

Vermont State’s Clinical Mental Health program prepares you for careers that promote individual and community wellness, resilience, and recovery. Gain strong preparation for licensure as a clinical mental health counselor in a highly relevant program designed for adult learners. We combine intensive weekend instruction once a month with remote learning and cover a wide variety of content on the clinical mental health community and private practice settings. Work with faculty who are scholar-practitioners with national and local expertise in counseling, integrated service delivery, research, and administration leadership.  

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Why Study Clinical Mental Health at Vermont State?

Nationally renowned curriculum: Our unique, nationally recognized curriculum will prepare you to meet the educational requirements for licensure as a clinical mental health or professional counselor.*  

Recognized for innovation: The program has been recognized as an Innovative Practice by the Annapolis Coalition in five categories: consumer and family / adult mental health, child / adolescent and school-based mental health, leadership, rural mental health, and substance use disorders treatment and persons in recovery. 

Licensure and certification preparation: The curriculum covers much of the content required for certification or licensure as a counselor for substance use disorders, and many of our graduates pursue dual licensure.  

Community focus: The program’s mission is to prepare professional counselors to work as clinical mental health counselors, in community and private-practice settings, to promote individual and community wellness, resilience, and recovery.  

Designed for adult learners: The program combines face-to-face instruction, remote, and distance-learning activities for adult learners. We offer intensive weekend instruction in classes one weekend a month for cohorts in Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Wisconsin, and Alaska.  

 *Licensure is not guaranteed. It is under the jurisdiction of state licensing boards, and you must meet post-master’s practice requirements and pass the required exams. 

Concentrations in Clinical Mental Health

Students in this program choose a concentration to combine with their foundational classes.

  • Integrated MH & SU Counseling with Adults (MS.CMH.ADT)
  • Integrated MH & SU Counseling with Children, Youth & Families (MS.CMH.CYF)

To apply, please select Clinical Mental Health from the list on the application. You will have opportunity to identify your concentration interest after you apply.

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Financial Aid for Clinical Mental Health Students

Vermont State University is providing a high-quality, affordable degree in Clinical Mental Health to students across Vermont and beyond. Our financial aid team is here to help you explore all your options.

Internships & Jobs in Clinical Mental Health

At Vermont State, you’ll gain leading-edge skills for clinical mental health jobs through internships, co-ops, career coaching, and more. Our internship placements are guaranteed to grow your professional network.

The degree requires you to complete a 100-hour practicum and two or three 300-hour internships for up to 1,000 hours of practicum and internship experience. Your degree requirements will depend on the licensure requirements in your state.

Accreditation  

The M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling curriculum is based on a set of core competencies that have been drawn from research literature, evidence-based and promising clinical practices, and input from professionals, service users, and their families. The program is aligned with counseling standards but is not accredited by The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). 

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“My experience changed the trajectory of my life. In addition to changing my path, the friends and contacts I made along the way I am still in touch with today.” 

Kate Murphy ’08

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Nursing, M.S.N.

Vermont State University is committed to providing a high-quality, affordable M.S.N. to students across Vermont and beyond. Our financial aid team is here to help you explore all your options.

Many clinical affiliates offer tuition assistance for students who agree to work for the facility as an LPN or RN after graduation. Several facilities offer additional scholarship programs to help their employees pay for nursing school including, but not limited to, Southwestern Vermont Health Care, Central Vermont Medical Center, The University of Vermont Medical Center, and Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. We encourage prospective students to reach out to local facilities to learn about available opportunities.

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Rachel Smith

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Helen Papeika

Co-chair Department of Nursing, Assistant Professor of Nursing, MSN Program Coordinator

802.468.1383

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Why Study Nursing at Vermont State?

  • Go at Your Own Pace: Enroll at any time during the year for our eight-week modules, then proceed at your own pace, focusing on one course at a time. You could finish the program in just 24 months. 
  • Clinical Flexibility: Complete your necessary clinical hours within your community, perhaps even while working your current job. Our clinical coordinator is committed to assisting you with finding the right placement. 
  • Faculty Relationships: Benefit from intimate class sizes and readily available professors to foster the meaningful connections crucial to your success. 
  • Certification Preparation: Our Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) concentration qualifies you to sit for the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) certification examination for CNLs. 
  • Earning Potential: Glassdoor estimates that the total annual pay for a clinical nurse leader (CNL) is $98,000 and $80,000 for a certified nurse educator (CNE). 
  • Affordability: The MSN at Vermont State has an affordable per-credit tuition rate — and because our program is flexible and online, you can continue working and earning as you complete your graduate degree. You may also be eligible for graduate financial aid. 

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Sample Courses

  • Advanced Health Assessment and Health Promotion 
  • Advanced Pathophysiology and Pharmacology for Advanced Practice 
  • Clinical Nurse Leader Immersion-Seminar 
  • Evidence-Based Practice and Research in Healthcare 
  • Healthcare Informatics 
  • Leading Organizational Change 
  • Risk & Financial Management 
  • The Nurse Educator Role 
  • Transitions to the Advanced Practice Role 

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Co-chair Department of Nursing, Assistant Professor of Nursing, MSN Program Coordinator

  • Castleton Campus

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  • Castleton Campus

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  • Castleton Campus

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  • Castleton Campus

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Studio Arts

A Master of Fine Arts from Vermont State University features studio work and immersion in a community of professional artists. Grow and master your artistic expression — and build meaningful relationships that will support your lifelong art practice. Our M.F.A. can be campus-based, low residency, remote, or any combination of the three. We give you the power to create the full strength of your vision and put your art at the center of your life.

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Mary Martin

Professor of Art History and Program Director of MFA in Studio Arts

802.635.1360

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Why Study Studio Arts at Vermont State?

  • Flexible program: This is a single M.F.A. program with a flexible menu of course options that enable you to work on campus, remotely, or in a low-residency format. You can even combine all three options to fit your schedule.
  • Professional studios: On-campus students have dedicated studio space and create work in the Vermont State University studios for printmaking, painting, sculpture, ceramics, drawing, and multi-media work. Our darkroom, wood shop, welding area, carving benches, outdoor space for sculptural installations, and state-of-the-art computer lab for graphic design and digital art are yours to use, too.
  • A welcoming community of artists: M.F.A. students in the low-residency program complete four one-month residencies at the renowned Vermont Studio Center. You’ll be immersed in a haven for your creativity while you connect with a community of resident artists and visiting artists from around the world.
  • Built around your schedule: You will have the option of completing residencies concurrently or not, depending on your circumstances (such as job flexibility, home life, the schedule of visiting artists, or the plans of other students).

Financial Aid for Studio Arts M.F.A. Students

Vermont State University is providing a high-quality, affordable degree in art to students across Vermont and beyond. Our financial aid team is here to help you explore all your options.

Internships & Experiential Learning for M.F.A. Students

We offer several opportunities for you to create a place for yourself in the art world.

  • Residencies at the Vermont Studio Center are an integral component — and a main attraction — of our M.F.A. program. Low-residency students complete four one-month residencies at the Studio Center and receive individual critiques from M.F.A. faculty and visiting artists at the Studio Center.
  • Coursework includes internships with area arts agencies, venues, projects, and exhibitions.
  • On-campus students complete residencies at the Visual Arts Center (VAC) at the Vermont State University-Johnson campus. Each residency comprises an eight-week intensive studio residency housed at the VAC.
  • In addition to local and regional events, students plan educational trips to epicenters of art history and culture such as New York City, Boston, D.C., and other destinations.

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Leadership Studies, M.A.

Vermont State’s online Master of Arts in Leadership Studies provides a unique approach to learning the strategies that mid-career, in-transition, or senior professionals across all sectors can use to shape the future of their organization and community. With an interdisciplinary curriculum of only six 5-credit courses that can be completed in one year, you can study innovative topics such as design and system thinking, diversity studies, social ethics, critical future studies, and scholar-practitioner inquiry. Our leadership degree program cultivates contemplative practice by developing awareness, connection, and wisdom through the integration of avant-garde content, personal development, and peer interaction in a multimodal asynchronous learning environment.

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David McGough

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Why Study Leadership Studies at Vermont State?

  • Future Impact: Gain the strategies, knowledge, and inspiration to shape the movements of the future, whether you are a mid-career or senior professional or are in the middle of a professional change. Students come from every sector, including education, business, public affairs, human and social services, healthcare, the arts, and civic affairs.  
  • Flexible Design: Complete the six-course program in one year through full-time enrollment (two concurrent courses per semester) or in two years with part-time enrollment (one course per semester). Courses can be completed in any sequence.   
  • Cutting-Edge Strategies: Courses use multimedia content, experiential projects, open education resources, peer study sessions, critical perspectives, creative expression, adult learning theory, and other engaging instructional strategies.  
  • Deep Study: 5-credit courses give you fewer courses to complete, fewer transitions, fewer (yet more captivating) assignments, and fewer readings, so you can absorb them more fully. 
  • Online: The courses are online in an asynchronous format, so you can arrange your own weekly schedule. The program is available to a global audience.

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Financial Aid for Leadership Studies Students

Vermont State University is providing a high-quality, affordable degree in leadership studies to students across Vermont and Beyond. Our financial aid team is here to help you explore all your options for funding your graduate education.

Sample Courses

  • Foundations of Leadership Studies: Social, Historical, Critical & Future Perspectives of Knowledge for the Practice of Leadership
  • Models of Leadership: Finding the Creative Self
  • Partnerships in Diversity

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Dean, Graduate Programs

  • Johnson Campus

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Associate Professor

  • Lyndon Campus

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Foundations of Education, M.A.

Vermont State’s M.A. in Foundations of Education is a personalized professional learning opportunity for educators across PreK-12 and higher education. It is also designed for professionals from other sectors interested in the field of education. The program emphasizes critical scholar-practitioner inquiry. Courses include an interdisciplinary core in educational studies, plus a customizable concentration for self-directed, job-embedded, applied learning. Teachers may design the concentration to add endorsements.

All courses are completed online. A field-based option is available; consult the faculty advisor for details. Courses are offered during fall, spring, and summer semesters, and you may be eligible to transfer up to 12 degree-approved credits from accredited institutions.

Participants who already have an advanced degree may take the Foundations of Education, Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study.

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Alan Reichard

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David McGough

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Why Get a Master’s in Foundations of Education at Vermont State?

  • Personalized Approach: This program offers a personalized, professional learning opportunity for educators across PreK-12 and higher education, and others interested in the field of education. 
  • Customized Concentration: Add teaching endorsements or another self-designed area of study to your professional credentials through the 18-credit individualized concentration embedded within the program.  
  • Applied Inquiry: The program is grounded in an applied practitioner-scholar approach that teaches you to begin with your everyday professional experiences as a foundation for formal inquiry. 
  • Interdisciplinary Methods You will develop skills in a variety of inquiry methods such as self-study, action research, phenomenology, critical and cultural studies, and narrative reflection.  

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Sample Courses

  • Educational Studies
  • Characteristics & Development of Diverse Learners
  • Critical & Cultural Perspectives in Education
  • Educational Research
  • Educational Leadership, M.A. 
  • Educational Research, M.S. 
  • Learning, Design, and Technology, MEd. 
  • Foundations of Education, Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study 

Student Stories

“I have always been a knowledge seeker and question ponderer. The Foundations of Education program allowed me to cultivate these parts of myself with refined tools. I have finally been able to build a foundation of grounded credibility for new and old beliefs, and values. Along the way, I had to let go of, discard, and renegotiate beliefs and understandings that did not hold up under scrutiny, critique, and new knowledge.”

Sarah Jo Willey

“Applying to a program where I got to design a lot of the content was definitely out of my comfort zone. I was used to taking classes with clear goals and assignments. However, I was happily surprised how empowering it was to study exactly how I wanted, and design creative ways to show my learning. I would highly recommend this program to anyone.”

Kathryn Gray

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Associate Professor

  • Castleton Campus

Monica McEnerny

Associate Professor

  • Castleton Campus

Dean, Graduate Programs

  • Johnson Campus

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  • Johnson Campus

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Athletic Leadership, M.S.

Vermont State University’s online Master of Science in Athletic Leadership is unlike any other program in the field. We’ll prepare you for success in director and head coaching positions in high schools, universities, and youth athletic organizations through professional and applied training. Become a leader and role model in the field with our online, affordable, and personalized Athletic Leadership master’s degree in as little as one year or take your time without taking time off work. Students will apply what they learn in the program through their final degree requirement: the internship or the special project.

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Associate Professor, Program Director, Sport Management and Athletic Leadership

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Why Study Athletic Leadership at Vermont State?

  • Strong Qualifications: Prepare for professional positions in athletic departments in high schools and universities or youth athletic organizations that require specialized and applied training.  
  • Top Placements: Graduates from the M.S. in Athletic Leadership have gone on to careers at organizations such as: 
    • United States Military Academy (West Point) 
    • Colgate University 
    • UMASS – Amherst   
    • Russell Sage College 
    • University of Vermont 
    • Burlington High School (VT) 
    • Hazen Union High School (VT) 
    • Killington Mountain School 
    • Rutland Recreation (VT) 
    • Special Olympics 
  • Small Classes: Our small class sizes will provide you with the personal attention you need to excel.  
  • Experienced Faculty: Classes are taught by professionals with deep and broad experience in the field from around the country.  
  • Flexible Program: Online, asynchronous delivery means you can work on your own schedule and you can complete all program requirements in as little as a single year or up to five years. 

Financial Aid For Athletic Leadership Students

Vermont State University is providing a high-quality, affordable degree in athletic leadership to students across Vermont and beyond. Our financial aid team is here to help you explore all your graduate aid options.

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Sample Courses

  • Leadership and Management of Athletic Programs
  • Financial Administration of Athletics
  • Athletics Advancement
  • Legal Topics in Athletics
  • Compliance and Governance in Athletics

Student Stories

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“The amount of hands-on education and all my field experiences and internships allowed me to build the connections I needed to further my career and find a job in the industry right out of college.” 

Kristianna Lawless
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“When I came on my visit, I just had a feeling that this was the place for me. I really liked the new athletic facilities. I decided to stay for my graduate work because of the financial package that is offered to the graduate assistants. I knew that I would be involved heavily in athletics and I would learn a lot about my field.”

Eric Horsfield

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Adjunct Faculty

  • Castleton Campus

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  • Castleton Campus

Associate Professor, Program Director, Sport Management and Athletic Leadership

  • Castleton Campus

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  • Castleton Campus

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