Kathleen Brinegar, Associate Professor
Audrey Hoffman, Assistant Professor, Applied Behavioral Analysis Program Director
Kathleen Light, Placement Coordinator
Steven Light, Unified Arts Program Advisor
David McGough, Professor, Interim Middle/Secondary Education and Foundations Program Director
Hannah Miller, Assistant Professor, Childhood Education Program Co-Director
Rebecca Pastor, Licensure Office Coordinator
Robert Schulze, Assistant Professor, Department Chair, Childhood Education Program Co-Director, Licensure Officer
Staff Assistant: Vicky Sanborn
The Northern Vermont University-Johnson Department of Education has a long and celebrated history of preparing teachers and providing advance study for working professionals. Our professors have the theoretical and practical background to help students become outstanding teachers and influential leaders in their field.
Working as a teacher in a public school in Vermont requires a Level I Professional Educator’s License with an endorsement in a specific discipline at a designated level. The license is issued by the Vermont Agency of Education to candidates who successfully complete a Teacher Education Program and are recommended by their institution. Educators’ licenses issued in Vermont are accepted by more than 40 other states, districts and territories through association with the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education & Certification.
The NVU-Johnson Department of Education offers several Teacher Education Programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The undergraduate programs are:
Childhood Education (B.A.)
, which provides licensure endorsement in both K-6 elementary education and K-8 special education. All Childhood Education majors complete a liberal arts and sciences endorsement concentration.
Secondary Teacher Licensure Endorsement, which prepares graduates to teach English, mathematics, science or social studies in grades 7-12. Students must earn an accompanying bachelor’s degree in their area of endorsement.
Unified Arts Teacher Licensure Endorsement, which prepares graduates to teach art, dance, music, physical education or theater arts in grades PreK-12. Students must earn an accompanying bachelor’s degree in their area of endorsement.
Note: Acceptance into a Teacher Education Program at NVU-Johnson requires a separate application. Being accepted by NVU, declaring a major or beginning a program of study does NOT constitute admission or acceptance into a Teacher Education Program.
All Teacher Education Programs at NVU-Johnson are accredited by the Vermont Standards Board of Professional Educators. The accreditation process assures that candidates who are recommended for licensure meet all state standards for the license and the endorsement.
Theoretical Framework & Learning Pursuits
Applying to a Teacher Education Program at JSC
Advancing through a Teacher Education Program at JSC
Majors & Concentrations
Teaching Licensure Programs
The Northern Vermont University-Johnson Department of Education offers courses with an EDU designator. See full Course Descriptions. The department also offers an M.A. in Education; refer to the NVU Graduate Catalog for information.