Marlboro College’s Teaching with Technology (MAT-T) program is pleased to offer a clear pathway to becoming a licensed Vermont teacher with the Vermont Educational Technology Specialist endorsement. In cooperation with Vermont’s Agency of Education (AOE), Marlboro’s state-approved ETS credits will enable participants to acquire a level-one teaching license in this very high-demand area.
“Vermont needs more passionate educators who can use technology effectively in the classroom,” says Caleb Clark, degree chair of the MAT-T program at Marlboro. “Not technology merely to teach tried and true lessons more effectively, but to teach new lessons, in new ways.” In addition to the ETS credits, students will need a transcript review and student teaching experience to acquire licensure. According to Clark, the new pathway is ideal for unlicensed private school teachers, para-educators, or staff in public schools who may not have the time or professional development funds to attend a full teacher preparation program.
“The Agency of Education is proud to continue our alignment agreement with Marlboro College’s education technology program,” said Shannon Miller, peer review program manager at the AOE and also a Marlboro MAT-T graduate. “It can provide current teachers with in-demand technology skills as well as offer a potential pathway to licensure for educational technology specialists seeking certification in the state.”