David McGough, Professor
Kathleen Brinegar, Associate Professor, Department Chair, Middle & Secondary Education Program Director, Interim Elementary Education Program Director, Licensure Officer
Hannah Miller, Assistant Professor
Robert Schulze, Assistant Professor, Special Education Program Director
Kathleen Light, Placement Coordinator
Steven Light, Unified Arts Program Advisor
Rebecca Pastor, Licensure Office Coordinator
Vicky Sanborn, Administrative Assistant
The Education Department 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 JSC Education Department 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 JSC requires a separate application. Being accepted by Johnson State College, 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 JSC 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.
The Education Department offers courses with an EDU designator. See full Course Descriptions . The department also offers an M.A. in Education; refer to the JSC Graduate Catalog for information. (To access this catalog, chose it from the drop-down menu at upper right.)
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