Why Early Childhood/Elementary Teacher Education at Champlain?
Champlain College's Early Childhood/Elementary Teacher Education program creates a very distinctive advantage for its graduates. Because these students graduate with dual endorsement, they have a fuller understanding of all the developmental and learning stages that will come for those they teach. Champlain College's holistic approach to teacher education makes its students better teachers and more attractive in the marketplace.
- Graduates have gone on to careers as early childhood and elementary educators across the country.
- 100 % of the 2012 graduates from the Early Childhood & Elementary Teacher Education program report having secured teaching positions in early childhood or elementary school settings.
Champlain Early Childhood/Elementary Education Graduates Are Ready.
In addition to the extensive career-focused programs and support offered College-wide, each of Champlain's career-focused majors learning opportunities and programs that help our students create highly marketable resumes. Highlights include:
- All members of the Early Childhood & Elementary Teacher Education faculty have had experiencing teaching in the grades for which they are preparing their students teach.
- In a variety of classes, Early Childhood & Elementary Teacher Education students get to work with real-life classrooms in local schools. It's real experience that students learn from and use to build a foundation for their their resumes.
- Graduates are eligible for Vermont teaching licensure, which is recognized in 48 states.
- Graduates are well prepared for required state tests. The Vermont Department of Education requires successful completion of the Praxis I (academic skills) and Praxis II (elementary education) exams as well as a GPA of 3.0 or higher for candidates to be eligible for a State of Vermont teaching license.