Norwich University Civilian Academics Education Mentors



Whether your goal is the classroom or another career, we will challenge you to achieve the highest levels of preparation to serve within a wide array of professional fields—from classroom and online teaching, school administration and curriculum development to education policy analysis, public and non-profit foundations, museums, and human resources management. 


Choose between the following majors and decide upon licensure and non-licensure paths:

  • Elementary Education,
  • Physical Education,
  • PreK–12,
  • Mathematics
  • A second Education major to teach the High School level.

It is not just in-class study. Norwich invented experiential learning over two hundred years ago and we still practice it today. Complement your educational theory training with real-world training. Expect applied classroom experience each academic year and complete many practicum hours before graduation.


The Elementary Education program sets the highest standard in the field due to its scientific approach to language and literacy instruction.

Consider joining one of the Leadership Academies, developed using our bedrock Leadership Development System with an experiential learning approach for those interested in joining either the private sector or government workforce to serve our country. These academies focus upon pathway opportunities for tuition assistance, fellowships, and internship programs.


Norwich Education majors often receive multiple offers—and secure jobs—before they graduate, and teachers licensed in Vermont receive licensure reciprocity with all but three states. 

Accreditations - School of Arts and Sciences

The Education Teacher Licensure program--available in secondary and elementary tracks--is accepted for teaching licenses in Vermont and all states except New York, New Mexico, and South Dakota.

The Physical Education Teacher Licensure program--available in secondary and elementary tracks--is accepted for teaching licenses in Vermont and several other New England and Middle Atlantic states where the State of Vermont has interstate licensure agreements.


The Athletic Training Program is accredited by The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).

Goals, Outcomes & Details

To view additional program details for programs such as course offerings, requirements, and curriculum maps for the education course offerings and a curriculum map, visit the Norwich University Course Catalog using these links.

Minor - Elementary Education Minor - Secondary Education Major

Real-world classroom experience and excellent instruction combine to give aspiring teachers the skills to meet Vermont state licensure requirements and become highly effective educators.

With our elementary and secondary licensure tracks, an Education major provides choice and flexibility. You will be engaged in a variety of classroom experiences that begin in the fall of your sophomore year. An emphasis on inquiry-based learning with reflection and modeling places you with teachers who demonstrate best-teaching practices. Majors work closely with Education Department faculty who ensure placement with willing and engaging mentors.

Elementary education majors are required to earn a degree in another discipline. Psychology, mathematics, history, English, and science offer several examples. Secondary education majors are required to major in mathematics. Students may also choose to augment any degree with an education minor. However, this will not qualify them for teacher licensure in Vermont.

In addition, the Education program offers opportunities for international service learning and participation in the Teacher Education Club. This group provides opportunities for greater learning with lunch seminars, discussions of education, and the creation of a teaching community.

Our Faculty

Dalyn Luedtke

Dalyn Luedtke


  • Associate Professor
  • Director, Center for Writing
Michan Myer

Michan Myer


  • Lecturer
  • Associate Director, Center for Writing
Lea M. Williams

Lea M. Williams


  • Professor
  • Associate Provost for Educational Effectiveness