Fieldwork & Student Teaching

Excellent Classroom Exposure for Secondary Education Majors

The Secondary Teacher Education major is driven by hands-on experience. It will provide you with a great depth in the specific skills that will give you the most flexibility in this vital profession.

The Secondary Education Curriculum places you into a real classroom in your first year. You'll progress from one day a week to full time involvement in local schools throughout your four years. By the time you graduate, you will have the full classroom experience, from observing to running lesson plans developing and teaching small and whole class lesson plans and units that you designed.

Recent Internship Locations for Secondary Teacher Education Majors

Bellows Free Academy
Mt. Mansfield Union HS
Lyman C. Hunt Middle School
Edmunds Middle School
SB High School
Frederick H. Tuttle Middle School - South Burlington

How We Prepare You to Land Internships

Great internships don't just happen. You need to have developed some valuable skills, you need a good resume, you need expert guidance, and you need an "in." At Champlain, we make sure you well prepared in all four areas.

  • The Upside-Down Curriculum allows you to get extensive classroom learning and hands-on experience with industry professionals in your major in your first year, which gives you the real world skills and qualifications to begin taking internships as early as the summer after the first year.

  • The Office of Career Services and the Life Experience Action Dimension (LEAD) program will help you develop your professional resume and teach you interview skills.

  • Your professors will become your reliable mentors, pointing out the strategic academic and co-curricular activities they will help you build your professional skill-set and enhance your resume.

  • Local and national employers turn to Champlain for college interns because they are universally better prepared to work in professional environments than the majority of their peers from other institutions. Many Champlain Graduates receive full and part-time job offers from the organizations where they first took their internships.

Read more about Champlain graduates' Career Success.