2008-2009 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]
2008-2009 Graduate Catalog
Lyndon State College, in the heart of the Northeast Kingdom, is an exciting place to pursue graduate education. The college is deeply committed to providing continuing education to teachers and administrators. The graduate program challenges educators to work collaboratively to increase their knowledge of human and natural communities, understand the world’s interconnectedness, and help their students build more positive, sustainable futures.
The college, in cooperation with the Northeast Kingdom School Development Center, the East Central Vermont Literacy Consortium, and the Vermont Higher Education Collaborative, offers educators and administrators opportunities to explore a wide variety of content areas; to recertify; to pursue teaching endorsements, leadership certificates or licenses; and to acquire advanced degrees in education. The field-based M.Ed. program challenges teachers and administrators to become practitioners who are thoroughly grounded in theory, technologically accomplished, engaged in implementation, action research and reflection, and are prepared to offer area students a relevant, meaningful education.
If you are interested in enrolling in a graduate program or taking a graduate course, please call the Admissions Office at (802) 626-6413. Dr. Linda Metzke, in the Graduate Education Department, is available to discuss how Lyndon State College can meet new and emerging professional development needs for our region’s teachers and administrators.
Certificates and Degree Programs
The college offers two graduate degrees, a certificate in Administrative Leadership, and a post-baccalaureate program. Students can work toward a Master of Science for Teachers (M.S.T.) or a Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Special Education or Curriculum and Instruction. The M.S.T. degree is geared to teachers who want to strengthen their science backgrounds. Individuals who are not certified teachers will be required to become certified as part of the program. The M.Ed. degree is designed to enhance teachers’ abilities to help their students face the social, economic, and security issues of the 21st century. Teachers choosing the Curriculum and Instruction concentration are able to specialize in content or literacy.
Since Lyndon State College is working to ensure that all graduates have an understanding of how we can work towards a more sustainable future, the core of the graduate curriculum is designed to ensure that teachers are able to share with their students the values, knowledge and tools they will need to respond to the challenging times ahead.
An Administrative Leadership certificate is available to students looking to move into administration either in the public sector or in education. The certificate is not a degree program, however it provides a springboard for educators to work toward principal or superintendent licensure or an M.Ed.
Non-Discrimination, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Statement
Qualified students are recruited for, admitted to, and participate in all college programs without discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, creed, national origin, age, veteran status, or disability. Lyndon State College will provide reasonable accommodations to create equal opportunity for students with known disabilities.
Please contact the Lyndon State College Dean of Admissions or the Dean of Administration if auxiliary aid or service is needed to apply for admission.
U.S. Department of Education Requirements
The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to make available annual statistics related to any campus crimes and/or students’ continuation rates. Please contact our admissions office for a copy of this information.
This catalog is prepared annually with current information and is subject to change. It provides general information for Lyndon State College students and applicants. While it does not purport to be a contract, in combination with subsequent publications (semester Class Schedules, the Student Handbook, and special announcements), it outlines requirements and helps identify expectations for students seeking to earn degrees at Lyndon.
While the final version of the college’s Class Schedule is the official announcement of course offerings for that semester, the college reserves the right to cancel courses for lack of sufficient enrollment or to substitute instructors for courses. Students will be given reasonable assistance in meeting graduation requirements, but necessary changes in the Class Schedule may require changes in planning for a degree.