What fields can I be licensed in?
Middlebury College is authorized to recommend licensure in the following subject areas: elementary education, art, computer science, English, social studies, mathematics, modern language (French, German, Russian, Spanish), and science (earth science, biology, chemistry, geology, physics). Students should consult with the Education Studies faculty to determine particular recommended major courses that will align with state endorsement requirements.
Note: Students majoring in history or a social science (economics, geography, political science, psychology, or sociology/anthropology) can be recommended for licensure in social studies, but such students must also complete a course dealing with geography, a course dealing with a culture or society outside North America, and the two United States history courses, to be determined in conjunction with the History Department.
How much does the Student Teaching program cost?
If you are still a matriculated student there is no additional charge for the professional semester. If you are a ninth semester student and have already graduated you are charged the special student fee and will need to find your own housing off campus.
How does the Student Teaching Program work?
Students who elect to pursue licensure either in Elementary or Secondary studies apply to the Professional Semester offered each fall semester, and upon acceptance, complete EDST 0410, the student teaching seminar, and EDST 0405-0407, the student teaching practicum in a local school. Students may elect to complete the professional semester either as seniors, or post graduation in a ninth semester. Satisfactory review of the professional semester by the Professional Semester Review Committee and of the student's teacher licensure portfolio result in recommendation for initial licensure for teaching in Vermont, reciprocated by 48 states.