2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
    Jul 19, 2024  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Degree Program Overviews

Graduate Course Work & Faculty

Graduate course work, generally, will introduce students to contemporary issues in the discipline, help them develop a critical perspective for evaluating these and future developments, and empower them to become advocates for best practice in education. In that regard, graduate course work is designed to be significantly different from undergraduate studies in the following ways:

  • requiring a greater depth and intensity of study;
  • demanding a higher level of academic/intellectual rigor;
  • focusing primarily on advanced and specialized topics;
  • exploring the integration of theory and practice; and
  • relying on pedagogical practices that require more personal interactions with the instructor, more collaborative interactions with fellow graduate students, and more self-directed learning than undergraduate studies.

Cohort-based coursework may be offered in locations convenient to students if there are at least 10 students at the off site location. Schools may request graduate program coursework  for specific cohorts.

The graduate programs offer face-to-face , hybrid, and online courses. Classes are available during the school year (late afternoons, evenings and Saturdays) and during the summer.

NVU-Johnson Graduate Programs

  • Counseling: Addictions (M.A.)
  • Counseling: Clinical Mental Health (M.A.)
  • Counselng:  School Counseling (M.A.)
  • Counseling: General (M.A.)
  • Clinical Mental Health: Integrated Mental Health & Addictions Treatment for Children, Youth, & Families (M.S.) (weekend intensive format)
  • Clinical Mental Health: Integrated Mental Health & Addictions Treatment for Adults (M.S.) (weekend intensive format)
  • Education:  Applied Behavior Analysis (M.A.)
  • Education:  Curriculum & Instruction, Inclusive Childhood Education (M.A.)
  • Education: Curriculum & Instruction, Middle-Level (M.A.)
  • Education:  Curriculum & Instruction, Secondary (M.A.)
  • Education:  Curriculum & Instrauction, Unified Arts (M.A.)
  • Education:  Foundations of Education - Approved Program of Transfer (M.A.)
  • Education:  Foundations of Education - Self-Designed (M.A.)
  • Education:  Special Education (M.A.)
  • Studio Arts (M.F.A.)

NVU-Johnson Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies

  • Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study:  Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study:  Foundations in Education, Self-Designed

NVU-Lyndon Graduate Programs

  • Master of Education (M.Ed.)
  • Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS)

M.Ed. (Lyndon)

Action Research

To complete a M.Ed., students must design, conduct, and present the results of an Action Research Project. This project is typically the culmination of the M.Ed. program and is a part of EDU 6945 Action Research Practicum, one of the Core Courses. Students planning to conduct Action Research must submit a copy of their research proposal to the LSC Institutional Review Board for Human Subject Research (IRB). (See Human Subjects Research Policy.)

Additional Certificate Programs

Additional certificate programs are available from time to time through the Vermont Higher Education Collaborative (VTHEC). Lyndon has articulation agreements with the Higher Education Collaborative and the Upper Valley Education Institute for those students wishing to complete the M.Ed.

Graduate School Faculty


Counseling Program
Dr. Kimberly Donovan
Dr. Gina Mireault
Dr. Daniel Weigel
Education Program
Dr. Kathleen Brinegar
Dr. Audrey Hoffmann
Dr. David McGough
Dr. Hannah Miller
Dr. Robert Schulze
Studio Arts Program
Mr. Kenneth Leslie
Dr. Mary Martin
Mr. John Miller


Dr. Ai Kamei
Dr. Alan Giese
Dr. Alexandre Strokanov
Dr. Alison Lathrop
Dr. Andrea Luna
Dr. Benjamin Mirkin
Mr. Chandler Gilman
Dr. Daisy McCoy
Dr. David Johnston
Dr. Elaine Razzano
Ms. Kristi Castleberry
Ms. Meaghan Meachem
Dr. Philip Parisi
Dr. Tara Fortner