Teacher Education Programs

Initial Licensure and Endorsement

Working as a teacher in Vermont requires a Level I Educator’s License with an endorsement in a specific discipline at a designated level. Candidates who successfully complete a teacher education program at Johnson State College are eligible to obtain an initial educator’s license through the Vermont Agency of Education. (See the JSC Office of Educator Licensure for more information on licensure procedures.)

The following endorsements are available through JSC:

Inclusive Elementary Education - B.A. and M.A. programs

This innovative program provides endorsements in both elementary education and special education. Undergraduate and graduate options are available.

Middle Grades Education (Grades 5-9) - M.A. program

English education

Mathematics education

Science education

Social studies education

Secondary Education (Grades 7-12) - B.A. and M.A. programs

English education

Mathematics education

Science education

Social studies education

Unified Arts Education (PreK-Grade 12)

Art education (B.A. and M.A. programs)

Dance education (B.A. and M.A. programs)

Music education (B.A. and M.A. programs)

Physical education (B.A. program)

Theater arts education (B.A. and M.A. programs)

Additional Endorsement in Special Education

The graduate program in Special Education is designed for licensed teachers seeking to earn special education endorsement. Students can complete this program in one year. The program enables students to complete the requirements for a master's degree as well. This means that recent graduates of a bachelor's program may add one year of study, resulting in a master's degree and an additional endorsement in special education.



The Teacher Educator Programs at JSC are accredited through the Vermont Standards Board for Professional Educators. The accreditation process ensures that candidates who are recommended for licensure meet all state standards for the license and the endorsement. Vermont educator licenses are recognized in more than 40 other states, districts and territories through association with National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification.

Scholarship Program

We invite you to learn about the Vermont Teacher Diversity Scholarship Program (formerly "Coming Home"):

Program background

Application form