2016-2017 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]
2016-2017 Graduate Catalog
Lyndon State College, located in the heart of the Northeast Kingdom, is an exciting place to pursue graduate education.
At Lyndon, students work collaboratively to increase their knowledge of pedagogy, curriculum, and assessment to help their students build skills for the 21st century. Graduate degree programs at Lyndon are designed to provide students with mastery in teaching content, special education, and curriculum and instruction. Lyndon also offers initial licensure programs in elementary, 7 - 12 secondary (English, Social Studies, Mathematics, and Science) and endorsement in Reading and Language Arts Specialist.
Lyndon State College, in cooperation with the Northeast Kingdom School Development Center, the East Central Vermont Literacy Consortium, and the Vermont Higher Education Collaborative, challenges educators to become practitioners who are thoroughly grounded in theory and practice and prepared to offer area students a relevant, meaningful education.
Lyndon’s Master of Arts in Liberal Studies offers students an individually designed program of study that satisfies a broad range of needs at the graduate level:
- Secondary school teachers of English, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, and Math
- Students interested in life-long learning and continuing education at the graduate level
- Anyone who could benefit from master’s level education in anything from creative writing to environmental studies to interdisciplinary studies
Students in the program work closely with a faculty advisor from their chosen content area(s) to craft a relevant and rewarding course of study. The flexible design provides an umbrella that allows individual students the opportunity to create an appropriate graduate-level course of study using one of four primary models:
Content Area: study in a single focused content area or discipline
Interdisciplinary: study combining two related, complementary disciplines
Multidisciplinary: study involving a range of three disciplines or content areas
Secondary Education: a course of study designed to further secondary teaching in any content area
Non-Discrimination, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Statement
Qualified students are recruited for, admitted to, and participate in all college programs without discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, creed, national origin, age, veteran status, or disability. Lyndon State College will provide reasonable accommodations to create equal opportunity for students with known disabilities.
Please contact the Lyndon State College Dean of Admissions or the Dean of Administration if auxiliary aid or service is needed to apply for admission.
U.S. Department of Education Requirements
The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to make available annual statistics related to any campus crimes and/or students’ continuation rates. Please contact our admissions office for a copy of this information.
This catalog is prepared annually with current information and is subject to change. It provides general information for Lyndon State College students and applicants. While it does not purport to be a contract, in combination with subsequent publications (semester Class Schedules, the Student Handbook, and special announcements), it outlines requirements and helps identify expectations for students seeking to earn degrees at Lyndon.
While the final version of the college’s Class Schedule is the official announcement of course offerings for that semester, the college reserves the right to cancel courses for lack of sufficient enrollment or to substitute instructors for courses. Students will be given reasonable assistance in meeting graduation requirements, but necessary changes in the Class Schedule may require changes in planning for a degree.