PLAINFIELD, Vt. — Goddard College today announced it has signed teach-out agreements that allows Goddard to accept Burlington College’s currently enrolled bachelor’s and master’s degree students who are displaced by its closing.
“We are sad to see Burlington College, a fellow liberal arts school with a similar mission to honor the individuality of each student and to engage learning around the relationship between education and experience, close its doors,” Goddard College President Robert P. Kenny said. “It is a natural fit to offer to accept Burlington’s currently enrolled students into our programs. Like Burlington, we offer an educational model that allows the student to design their own course of study.”
“Goddard will accept all credits in transfer from Burlington College and will make every effort to work with students to develop a plan of study that does not unduly delay the student’s completion date,” said Gariot P. Louima, dean of enrollment & external affairs.
Undergraduate students with less than sixty credits may choose to attend Goddard Undergraduate Program, which includes the Individualized BA, BA in Health Arts & Sciences, and BA in Sustainability degrees.
Students beyond the Associate Degree level may choose to attend Goddard’s Undergraduate Program, Education Program (BA in Education), Psychology & Counseling Program (BA in Psychology), or BFA in Creative Writing Program.
Students pursuing the Master of Arts degree at Burlington College may matriculate as graduate students in Goddard College’s graduate programs, including the Individualized Master of Arts, MA in Education, MA in Health Arts & Sciences, MA in Social Innovation & Sustainability, MA in Psychology, MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, MFA in Creative Writing and MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts.
About Goddard College
Goddard College is a liberal arts institution offering low-residency bachelor’s and master’s degrees from its campus in Plainfield, Vermont, and its educational sites in Port Townsend and Seattle, Washington. Constituted according to the ideals of democracy and principles of progressive education developed by John Dewey, Goddard’s curriculum is centered in the problems of choosing and deciding—students decide their areas of study, they determine which resources they will use, and they devise how they will measure what they learn. The College was founded in 1863 and moved to its Plainfield campus in 1938. It is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., through the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education. Visit goddard.edu.