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Sustainable Trail Building | Certificate

The one-year online and in-person Sustainable Trail Building Certificate program offers a unique opportunity to jump-start a career as a trail professional through a flexible, part-time program of study. Gain the education and skills needed to learn safe, effective, and ecologically focused trail design and construction techniques. The program is designed to help future trail builders enter a career in this growing field to build better, maintain, plan, and manage essential corridors connecting users to natural, cultural, and historical spaces.

The program is taught through a combination of online, classroom, and in-the-field learning. Tuition includes trail passes to Kingdom Trails and Burke Mountain Bike Park vouchers. Bunk house accommodation is available at no additional cost for participants coming from a distance for in-person class dates.

This program generally runs from September to September, with three in-person weeklong sessions throughout. Two sessions are held in the fall and one in the spring. Visit the program page for specific timing information. In addition, participants take part in a paid 100-hour Trailship program with a professional trail organization during the summer to apply their new skills in a real-world setting.

3D Technology | Certificate

The 3D modeling, imaging, and printing revolution is transforming society and a variety of industries. Practical and creative applications of 3D technology are now found in art, science, food, education, healthcare, automotive, construction, and manufacturing sectors. Vermont State’s Certificate in 3D Technology prepares you to understand and explain the applications of 3D technology in a broad range of fields from anthropology to manufacturing, employ the principles and practices, and demonstrate technical competency with a range of 3D technologies.

Secondary Education | Master’s Degree

The Secondary Education (MA) programs provide innovative and specialized learning experiences through which graduate students are prepared to serve as English, Math, Science, or Social Studies teachers at the secondary level (Grades 7-12). A major emphasis of the program is understanding and engaging adolescent learners.

Successful completion of this program leads to a recommendation for an Initial Educator’s license with an endorsement in the participant’s chosen content area. Two practicum experiences and a full-time, full-semester internship are required.

Practical Nursing | Certificate

If you are new to the field of nursing and want to enter the workforce quickly, our Practical Nursing Certificate program is designed for you. This nursing education program will put you on track to earn a livable wage as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) and prepare you to enter Vermont State’s associate degree in nursing program at the same time.

Middle Level Education | Master’s Degree

The Middle-Level Education Programs provide innovative and specialized learning experiences through which graduate students are prepared to serve as English, Math, Science, or Social Studies teachers in the middle grades (Grades 5-9). A major emphasis of the program is understanding and engaging young adolescent learners.

Inclusive Childhood Education | Master’s degree

The Inclusive Childhood Education (MA) program (50 credits) prepares participants for research-based work as professional educators with children of all backgrounds and learning abilities. This is an innovative and rigorous academic program that prepares individuals to earn an Initial Educator license with endorsements in both Elementary Education (K-6) and Special Education (K-8) while pursuing a master’s degree in education. Courses are interdisciplinary, standards are coherently integrated throughout the curriculum, and participants are immersed in school and community experiences. A full-time, full-semester internship is required.

Construction 101 | Certification

Construction 101 prepares trainees for entry-level work in the construction trades. During this six-week course, participants earn the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 10 certification, National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) credentials, and receive job placement opportunities.

Each trainee has access to the necessary tools of the trade. Students practice being on a construction crew, working collaboratively with their fellow trainees. They work on construction projects as they would on an actual job site. Class time is split between hands-on learning, building projects, and classroom training.

This program includes or prepares for the following credential(s): National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) Core Craft.

Psychological Science | Associate Degree

The associate and bachelor’s degree programs in psychology at Vermont State University are affordable, accessible, and flexible while offering the same type of curriculum as larger universities. You will get real-world experience through internships as well as research opportunities in our faculty’s psychology research labs. You can choose from many courses, tailoring your program to your interests while preparing for careers in mental health, education, health care, or business. You will have access to the full range of psychology courses across Vermont State University, regardless of your home campus.

Statistics | Bachelor’s Degree

Learn the basics that will help you apply strong math skills to your personal interests in politics, healthcare, law, finance, engineering, and more. As a student in Vermont State University’s statistics program, you will gain hands-on experience collecting, organizing, and analyzing statistical information that will prepare you to make data-driven decisions in your career. The Bachelor of Science in Statistics will help you develop a valuable skill set for the careers of the present and the future.

Wildlife & Forest Conservation | Bachelor’s Degree

Explore your passion for conservation and forests, wildlife, biodiversity, and soils in Vermont State University’s wildlife and forest conservation program. This program prepares you to be a policy maker, researcher, and change maker. As a student, you will take courses in biology, ecological science, and public policy, which will provide you with a strong foundation to analyze and manage these natural systems for long-term sustainability.