Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How many residencies do I have to attend? 
A: Students are required to attend just one residency, held on our campus in Burlington, Vermont, during the first year of the program. Students also have the option to take a 4-week accelerated online course that includes project work at the annual NAEYC Conference, or they may take the course in the 8-week online format.

Q: How long is each class?
A: Each class is eight weeks in length.

Q: How many classes do most people take at a time? 
A: Typically, students take one course per 8-week term, but some students take two courses per eight week term.  It really depends on your own time frame.

Q: How many hours per week do we spend in class?
A: Typically, students report they spend 12 hours per week in class, on average.

Q: Who is my academic advisor?
A: At Champlain, your program director is your academic advisor, so you get close, personal, accurate attention.

Q: What if I have never taken an online course?
A: It usually takes just one or two weeks for students to become comfortable with the technology and routine involved in online learning.

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