May 30, 2020  
2009-2010 Graduate Catalog 
2009-2010 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Degree Program Overviews

Degree Programs

The M.Ed. programs at Lyndon State College prepare educators to ensure that future generations are able to innovatively satisfy their needs and improve their quality of life without compromising the capacity of the natural environment. This challenge requires that educators be rigorously prepared, that they are able to draw connections between disciplines, work collaboratively, and understand and appreciate their roles within local communities while maintaining a global perspective. Teachers and administrators will be provided with a strong theoretical foundation, up-to-date technological and pedagogical practices, and opportunities for implementation.

Lyndon currently offers two graduate degree programs, a Masters of Science for Teachers and a Masters of Education. Masters of Education are able to choose between a concentration in Special Education and one in Curriculum & Instruction.

Graduate Certificate Programs

Certificate of Graduate Study in Leadership

This certificate program is designed for individuals working in business, industry, education, and human services who require further background in administration and leadership. The 15-credit-hour program is open to students who have completed their four-year undergraduate degree.

This program distinguishes itself from other leadership graduate programs in three ways. First, the program provides a balance between theory and practice through a detailed examination of leadership theory and applied experiences that are discipline specific. Second, the program focuses on fundamental leadership skills that represent best leadership practices across a variety of disciplines. Finally, the program is designed for working professionals, using a variety of formats that include but are not limited to: conveniently scheduled classes, site-based experience, web-based distance instruction, and summer study.

Educators who desire administrative positions or are new in such positions and are enrolled in LSC M.Ed. programs may work toward this certificate while fulfilling the requirements of their M.Ed. program. Administrative licensure can be attained on a competency basis by supplying evidence to the Vermont Department of Education of mastery of administrative licensure competencies.

Certificate Requirements

EDU 6580 Leadership and Organizational Change         Credits:  3
EDU 6140 Law and the Administrative Leader               Credits:  3
EDU 6010 Supervision and Evaluation                          Credits:  3
EDU 5585 Human Relations Management                    Credits:  3
EDU 5590 Budgeting and Finance Process                    Credits:  3

                                                             Total Credits: 15

Additional Certificate Programs

Additional certificate programs are available from time to time through the Northeast Kingdom School Development Center (NEKSDC) and the Vermont Higher Education Consortium (VTHEC).

Graduate School Faculty

Dr. Alan Giese
Dr. Alison Lathrop
Dr. Andrea Luna
Dr. Daisy McCoy
Dr. Linda Metzke (Chair, Graduate Education Department)
Dr. Richard Moye
Dr. Elaine Razzano
Dr. Timothy Sturm
Dr. Alexandre Strokanov
Dr. Anthony Sgherza