Graduate Residency Programs

Graduate Residency

Graduate Residency Programs

M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education

The program includes a residency in conjunction with a national conference in the program's first year.

Residencies for 2015:

  • June 7-10, 2015 in New Orleans, at the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) PDI Conference and Expo LA
  • November 18-21, 2015 in Orlando, FL at the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Annual Conference and Expo. 

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MS in Mediation and Conflict Studies

The Mediation program requires that students attend three face-to-face residencies. All courses that require face-to-face components also require online components. The courses requiring residency fit within the normal 8-week term schedule. Residencies are generally around the third week of the term.


The first residency is the longest and requires a total of 11 days on campus. During the first residency, students are required to take the following courses:

  • Interpersonal Conflict (2 days)
  • Conflict Intervention Skills (9 days)


The second and third residencies are six days each. Students will take MED 511 Advanced Practice I in the second residency and MED 512 Advanced Practice II in the third; both require 2.5 days of residency. Students must also choose two of the following four courses to be taken concurrently with the Advanced Practice courses:

  • Organizational Conflict (2.5 days)
  • Identity-based Conflict (2.5 days)
  • Facilitation (2.5 days)
  • Family/Divorce Mediation (2.5 days)

The sixth day of residencies 2 and 3 are reserved for special topics, as well as additional discussions with faculty, students and notables in the field.

Residencies are offered in the first Spring term (January – February) and Summer term (May–June) of each year. Students from all levels of the program and most faculty gather during the residencies, making them wonderful opportunities to create community, develop professional networks, and discuss issues of common concern among the program's members.

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MS in Law

The MS Law Program requires that all students attend one face-to-face graduate law residency in order to graduate from the program. The residency provides students with an opportunity to come together on Champlain College's campus in Burlington, Vermont for several of seminars with featured keynote speakers, workshops facilitated by MS Law faculty, academic advising and face-to-face engagement with fellow students. Seminars and workshops will emphasize the legal philosophy and essential practical tools used in all substantive law courses in the program, academic integrity, professional ethics, the state of (and changes to) the legal profession and the function of the law within non-law career contexts. The residency is offered once per year in May. Check back later for specific dates. 

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