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.


NEW Vermont portfolio requirements and explanations: 

The initial Vermont Professional License (Level I: Beginning Educator's License) is for a three-year period.

Praxis I and II Exams

Praxis I: Academic Skills Assessments Pre-professional Skills Tests (PPST) in Reading, Writing, and Mathematics

These exams are designed to measure reading, writing, and mathematical skills, skills vital to all teacher candidates. The Reading and Mathematics tests are one-hour multiple-choice tests, while the Writing test includes both a 30-minute multiple choice and a 30-minute essay section.


Computer-Based Tests (CBT) in Reading, Writing, and Mathematics

Student Teaching: The Professional Semester

A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
Henry Brooks Adams

Teaching and Learning in the Liberal Arts: Constructing Meaningful Connections

Mission Statement  (June 2015)

In the Education Studies Program we believe that we must become a more inclusive and just society.  We must honestly name and relentlessly address the educational inequities that we have created and that we sustain as individuals and members of multiple communities. In our formal settings, whether a Kindergarten class or senior seminar at Middlebury, and in our informal interactions with each other, we seek to embody the intellectual understandings, the humility, and empathy essential to this work.