Special Education, A.S. |
Elementary Education, B.S. |
- Early Childhood Education
- Elementary Education
- Graduate Education
- Post-Baccalaureate Licensing Plan
Special Education: Special Educator (K-8) |
Secondary Education – English, B.A. |
Secondary Education – Mathematics, B.A. |
Secondary Education – Natural Sciences, B.S. |
Secondary Education – Social Sciences, B.A. |
Education Programs at Lyndon
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.
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 2004 Graduate Survey Report indicated a 100 percent job placement rate.
Our goals articulate the unifying theme of our college-wide teaching programs: “Teaching is Learning.” The Education Department program goals are:
- to prepare students to meet the competencies defined by the Vermont State Board of Education
- to increase students’ content competencies through the completion of a degree in the Liberal Arts and Sciences, Liberal Studies, or Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies
- to prepare students to be educators through extensive field-based experience in teaching and classroom work.
To prepare students to meet licensure requirements defined by the Vermont State Board of Education, competencies for every area in our program have been formulated based on analysis of the Standards for Vermont Educators and the Regulations Governing the Licensing of Educators and the Preparation of Educational Professionals.
These program competencies relate directly to appropriate state and national standards. Development and documentation of competencies by students is facilitated by an advisor who is a specialist in a particular field.
Travel and Study
By virtue of special relationships with schools overseas, during the summer students have the opportunity to visit England and observe a variety of classrooms in English schools. The experience is complemented with visits to sites of historical and cultural interest.