Grades 5-9 Endorsements

Most Vermont middle schools are organized by teams, so teachers work most closely with one to three other colleagues who share the same students but each teaches different core subjects. Emphasis is on early adolescent development in which middle-level academic teachers actively support students’ organizational skills, collaboration with peers, and social-emotional development. Many candidates pursue a dual endorsement in another middle-level core subject and may work with two mentor teachers on the same middle school team during their TAP internship.

Endorsement Options

English (Grades 5-9)

Teachers are prepared to teach English language arts in grades five through nine including literature, literacy instruction, and writing. Requirements include 18 credits of English coursework and a passing score on the Praxis II exam before applying for licensure.

Math (Grades 5-9)

Teachers are prepared to teach mathematics in grades five through nine including algebra and geometry. Requirements include 18 credits of mathematics coursework including trigonometry, calculus, and statistics and a passing score on the Praxis II exam before applying for licensure.

Science (Grades 5-9)

Teachers are prepared to teach science in grades five through nine including earth, life, and physical sciences. Requirements include 18 credits of science coursework and a passing score on the Praxis II exam before applying for licensure.

Social Studies (Grades 5-9)

Teachers are prepared to teach social studies in grades five through nine including history, geography, and civics. Requirements include 18 credits of science coursework and a passing score on the Praxis II exam before applying for licensure.

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