Early Childhood/Elementary Teacher Education Career Success

Why Early Childhood/Elementary Teacher Education?

If you have a passion and strength for working with others, and want to have an impact on the next generation then choosing a career in Early Childhood or Elementary Teacher Education may be the right path for you.

A career in Early Childhood and Elementary Education is boundless; Not only can students enter public  and private school systems, but many go on to complete training to teach and work in a variety of educational settings, from working in social service agencies to specializing their knowledge through graduate school and other certification programs.

Why Early Childhood/Elementary Teacher Education at Champlain?

Champlain College's Early Childhood/Elementary Teacher Education program creates a distinctive advantage for its graduates. Because our 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 hands-on approach to teacher education makes our students stronger teachers and more marketable in the marketplace.

  • Graduates have gone on to careers as early childhood and elementary educators across the country.
  • Our students get into the field during their academic year.
  • 83 % of the 2013 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 help our students create highly marketable resumes. Highlights include:

  • The Early Childhood & Elementary Teacher Education faculty have had hands-on experience teaching in the educational field.
  • Students get to work with real-life classrooms in local schools.
  • Graduates are eligible for Vermont teaching licensure, which is acknowledged in most states.
  • Graduates are well prepared for required state tests. The Vermont Department of Education requires successful completion of The Core Praxis (academic skills) and Praxis II: Elementary Education Content exams, as well as a GPA of 3.0 or higher for candidates to be eligible for a State of Vermont teaching license.

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