The Cuba Educational programs are designed to provide Professional Developments credits for Vermont Lawyers and educators.

Cuba for Education
The Vermont Teachers' Exchange


The Vermont teachers exchange in Cuba provides educators with a rare look at the Cuban culture wgile fulfilling professional development credit requirements.Experience Cuba through the lens of Cuba's first class educators.Three graduate credits will be awarded upon completion.

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Comparative Education: The Cuban Educational System

The Island nation of Cuba is internationally recognized for the success of its educational system. With extremely limited financial resources, Cuba has a highly educated population with a literacy rate estimated at 98% and strong achievements in the arts, science, mathematics and technology.

This course will offer educators the chance to visit primary, secondary and post-secondary schools in Havana, Cuba and engage in discussions with their Cuban counterparts. Students examine the practical and philosophical influences on teachers’ decision-making processes, motivations, educational history, classroom culture, instructional strategy, and Cuban approach to student interaction. The emphasis is on critical and creative reflection based on observations, and in-class discussions and activities. Students will emerge from this course with an understanding of the Cuban educational system as it compares to our own and will receive credit based on a final comparative essay and the application of relevant educational strategies in their own classroom. Vermont educators will receive 3 credits, which can be used to meet their individualized professional development credits required towards relicensure. 


Cuba Program at Burlington College
351 North Avenue
Burlington, Vermont 05401
Phone: 802-923-2390
E-mail: jcarteratburlington [dot] edu