Graduate and Professional Studies at Marlboro College

Why you should consider this program

Since our founding in 1946 by G.I.s returning from World War II, Marlboro College has focused on preparing engaged citizens for a life of service. We are fortunate to be led by a President with over 40 years of engagement with the Peace Corps.

Our graduate programs are perfectly matched with passionate Volunteers returning from their service ready to engage with the world in new and creative ways as teachers, nonprofit leaders and social entrepreneurs. Given that the majority of our graduate students already have several years of professional experience, RPCVs will fit in well at Marlboro and make a wonderful contribution to our strong community of mature, service-oriented, focused yet intellectually-curious students.

Our teaching programs offer students the opportunity to have a big impact in high-need classrooms. In our MAT in Teaching for Social Justice program, every student is placed in an academic-year for-credit practicum in a K-12 school, most often in a public school serving impoverished children. In the MAT TESOL, all students engage in a for-credit two-trimester teaching practicum. We have a close partnership with the US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants that places some of our MAT students with one of six centers for New Americans; others work in classrooms in the US or overseas during their graduate studies. The maturity, grit and hands-on intercultural fieldwork experience of RPCVs will be a great asset in these high-need classrooms.

Benefits for Coverdell Fellows

Tuition/fees for Complete Program Value of Coverdell Fellowship Net cost *
In state $ 28,296 $ 8,488 $ 19,808
Out of state $ 28,296 $ 8,488 $ 19,808
* Net cost is equal to tuition/fees minus fellowship value. For some universities, the fellowship value includes non-tuition/fee benefits such as health insurance or housing—see the first point below for more details.

Where the cost savings value of the Coverdell Fellowship comes from

Coverdell Fellows will receive a 30% tuition discount, the monetary value of which will depend on the current rate of tuition, set annually at a per-credit rate.

Application fee waived?

Yes

Internship

MA in Teaching for Social Justice- In our MAT in Teaching for Social Justice program, every student is placed in an academic-year for-credit practicum working with a master teacher in a K-12 school, most often in a public school serving impoverished children.

MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages- In the MAT TESOL, all students engage in a faculty-guided two-trimester teaching practicum. We have a close partnership with the US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants that places some of our MAT students with one of six centers for New Americans; others work in classrooms in the US or overseas during their graduate studies.  

Jobs for program alumni

MA in Teaching for Social Justice- Ninety-six percent of our graduates become K-12 classroom teachers upon graduation. In other instances, students open their own schools or organizations. Examples include:


  • Mel Motel founded the Just Schools Project (JSP) in order to work directly with schools to rethink and change discipline practices. Through JSP, Mel trains teachers, administrators, and students in the frameworks and skills of restorative practices and how to make them work in a school setting.

  • Amanda Debisschop is an English teacher at Leland and Gray High School in Townshend Vermont.

  • Becca Polk teaches 7th grade at Springfield Middle School..

MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages- Student in our TESOL program come from all over the world and usually become teachers and trainers after graduating the program. Examples include:

  • Alex Solano-Coto started his own language school in Costa Rica after graduating. At El Arbol English School, learners are given the chance to experience learning in a more holistic way through content-based instruction.

  • Wasiem Saliem teaches English in a pre-university program in Medina, Saudi Arabia.

  • Jamie Polzin became an instructional designer for Franklin University Learning Solutions designing online and blended courses for Saudi Electronic University and Urbana University.

Other details

Program length

MA in Teaching for Social Justice - 1 year. MA in Teaching English for Speakers of Other Languages - 15 months.

Application requirements

MA in Teaching for Social Justice
Online Application Form
Endorsement Form
Statement of Intent
Two (2) Letters of Recommendation
Official undergraduate and graduate transcripts
Praxis CORE results

MA in TESOL
Online Application Form
Statement of Intent
Two (2) Letters of Recommendation
Official undergraduate and graduate transcripts


Admissions process

Coverdell Fellowship applicants will follow the same admission requirements and application process as other Marlboro College Graduate & Professional Studies applicants. They will apply online and note in their Statement of Intent that they are applying for the Coverdell Fellowship.

Program begins

MA in Teaching for Social Justice - Mid August; Early January. MA in Teaching English for Speakers of Other Languages - Early May.

Non-traditional options

MA in Teaching for Social Justice- Students are interning in a classroom four days a week with seminar classes on Saturday

 MA in TESOL- Students are on campus for two consecutive 8-week intensives in Marlboro, VT. During the interim school year, students participate in a teaching practicum virtually.


Year Coverdell Fellows partnership started

2017


Contact

Kelsa Summer, Assistant Director for Graduate and Professional Studies

Address
Marlboro College Graduate and Professional Studies
PO BOX A
Marlboro, Vermont 05344