Why Saint Michael's?

Compelling, World-Class Education


Saint Michael’s College, founded in 1904, delivers a compelling, world-class liberal arts education in a beautiful Vermont setting. Our connected community allows students to form close relationships with each other and accomplished faculty members, providing an ideal learning environment where they have space and support to challenge themselves and their peers. As a college located minutes from Burlington, one of the country’s top-rated college towns, Saint Michael’s offers an unparalleled mix of academic, spiritual, cultural, service and wilderness experiences. To learn more, visit smcvt.edu.

Saint Michael's College offers excellent master's degree programs in Clinical Psychology, Education, and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). These cutting-edge programs are tailored to meet the individual needs of a diverse student body including working professionals. Personalized learning plans, flexible class scheduling, skilled teachers, and strong networks of colleagues and mentors ensure that students gain the theoretical education, practical experience, and insight to become leaders in their fields. In fact, the college is well-known among employers for cultivating highly skilled professionals. This is one reason it has a graduate-level job placement rate of nearly 100 percent. These advantages make a master's degree from Saint Michael's College a wise investment.

Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MATESOL) degree program


Saint Michael's College's internationally-recognized and respected MATESOL program trains students to teach English to speakers of other languages in the US and abroad. It has eight options including the MATESOL (36 credits); MATESOL: OnLine + OnCampus (36 credits); and Peace Corps Master's International Program (36 credits). Additional programs are MATESOL + PK-12 Licensure (46 credits), MATESOL + PK-12 Endorsement for Licensed Teachers (36 credits), and ELL Endorsement for Licensed Teachers (18 credits). The Graduate Certificate in TESOL (24 credits) and TESOL Diploma Program are also offered. Alumni are located all around the globe using the skills they cultivated with the TESOL program at Saint Michael’s College.

An exciting location in Vermont


Saint Michael's College is located on 440 beautiful acres in Colchester, Vermont in the northeastern region of the United States. It is just three miles from Burlington, Vermont's largest city and a mecca of art and entertainment. Burlington is situated between the majestic Green Mountains and wondrous Lake Champlain. It offers trendy shops, fantastic restaurants, exciting nightlife, great live music, enriching cultural institutions, invigorating outdoor recreation, and great special events. Students can venture outside of the area to enjoy even more of the state's attractions including fun summer festivals, beautiful fall foliage, and thrilling year-round sports including skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, hiking, rock/ice climbing, mountain biking and kayaking, just to name a few.

Financial Aid at Saint Michael's College


At Saint Michael's, the value of education far exceeds the cost. Our small-school intimacy will challenge, empower, and nurture students at a price that is usually less than comparable institutions. St. Mike’s does not impose the numerous additional fees found at other schools, such as course credit fees, health fees, student fees, technology fees, or parking fees. What's more, their Student Financial Services Office is waiting to help you manage your tuition, through Federal Direct Unsubsidized and Federal Direct Graduate PLUS loans. We also offer a tuition payment plan through Tuition Pay. Graduate students at Saint Michael's College may qualify for federally-sponsored loans and graduate assistantships that provide partial tuition remission and stipends.

Programmes taught in:
  • English

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Course

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The Intensive English Program (IEP) is for students who wish to improve their English skills in a university setting. Many IEP students intend to study at the undergradua ... [+]

English Language + Academic Preparation

Whatever your goal, Saint Michael's has a program for every level of English language proficiency.

Intensive English Program

One of the oldest English-language programs in the USA Located in beautiful Vermont USA

The Intensive English Program (IEP) is for students who wish to improve their English skills in a university setting. Many IEP students intend to study at the undergraduate or graduate level when their English improves. Others come for short-term language training as individuals or in groups. Saint Michael's assesses each student's level, strengths and weaknesses and provides appropriate instruction.

Five (5) Program Levels from Beginner to Advanced. Placement tests are given upon arrival and throughout the program to determine which level is appropriate for the student. Each session typically requires two sessions (16 weeks), though some students in the upper levels may complete a level in just one session.... [-]

USA Burlington
Open Enrolment
English
Full time
8 - 16 weeks
Campus
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Preparatory Year

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International students are welcome to study at Saint Michael's for periods of just one semester, or one year. ... [+]

Short-Term Studies + Non-Degree Programs

International students are welcome to study at Saint Michael's for periods of just one semester, or one year.

Program Options: Full Academic Program: Study up to four courses of your choice in any subject. Academic English: For students who plan to attend a US university and need to improve their English. Advanced English courses offered along with academic content courses. Full credit programs are available. Intensive English: For students who wish to improve their English-level. Five levels offered. Benefits include: Non-Degree students enjoy the same status on campus as Degree Students Programs last one semester or one year University credit is offered for all courses in full academic and Academic English programs. Programs are available throughout the year, including summer All English-language abilities are welcome English-language test (TOEFL, IELTS, etc.) is not required ... [-]
USA Burlington
September 2019
English
Full time
Part time
1 - 2 semesters
Campus
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Summer courses

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To register for a summer session course, complete and submit the Undergraduate Registration form, found on the Registrar's Office Forms page. Registration begins March 1. ... [+]

International Study Courses 2017

To register for a summer session course, complete and submit the Undergraduate Registration form, found on the Registrar's Office Forms page. Registration begins March 1.

International Study Course Descriptions

France: Culture and Society in Medieval Burgundy

HI/RS/AH/HU 280 (4 credits) Prerequisite: None Date: May 13 - 31, 2017

This program offers students first-hand experience of living at the place of SMC's origins in Burgundy – a 12th-century abbey – while studying medieval history and culture in its original context. Classes held every other day in Pontigny prepare students for site visits the next day to castles, churches, cathedrals, battlefields, abbeys, archeological excavations, towns and cities, museums and libraries. In this way reading, studying and exploring the material remains of this culture are integrated.... [-]

USA Burlington
September 2019
English
Full time
11 - 18 days
Campus
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Undergraduate Pathway

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Students with lower English skills who wish to enter a US university may apply for conditional admittance and enter the Pathway Program. Many will complete their degree i ... [+]

For students to improve their English and transition into a Bachelors degree program

Students with lower English skills who wish to enter a US university may apply for conditional admittance and enter the Pathway Program. Many will complete their degree in the same amount of time it takes for native English speakers to complete their degree.

Depending on the language level, students will start out in the Intensive or Academic English Program and transfer into their degree program within one or more semesters.

Undergraduate Pathway students complete their English preparation while taking academic content courses and earning university credit. Many Pathway students will enter the undergraduate program as second-year students. It is possible for a Pathway Student to complete their undergraduate degree in four years.... [-]

USA Burlington
September 2019
English
Full time
Part time
4 years
Campus
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