Program at a Glance
Dean: Laurel Bongiorno, Ph.D.
Program Director: Robin Ploof, Ph.D.
Structure: Flexible scheduling to accommodate students taking one or two courses per term.
Format: Combines convenience of online instructor-led scheduling (24/7 access to instruction and assignment; highly collaborative through discussion, chat and email) with face-to-face learning in one short Residency Experience.
Annual Cycle: Five terms per year; September, October, January, March and May. New students begin in September, January or May.
Course Duration: 8-week online terms.
Required Credit Hours: 36 credit hours.
Areas of Specialization: Special Education, Teaching or Administration.
Degree Completion Time Frames:
- Minimum: under 1.5 years (two courses in seven successive, 8-week terms for 36 credit hours)
- Maximum: 6 years
Residency: Students participate in a short, valuable residency experience during the first year of the program.
Graduate Commencement Ceremony: Annually in May, Champlain College, Burlington, VT.
Application Process: Applications accepted year-round; begin in any of the three Start Terms; September, January, and May. Call a Graduate Admission Representative for term application deadlines.
Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).
Online Information Sessions: Hear directly from the program director and an admissions representative as they explain what makes Champlain's approach so effective.
Admission: For information or application call toll-free: 866-282-7259 or visit our MED Admission page.
Note that the M.Ed. is not a licensure program. Contact your state's department of education for information regarding specific licensure requirements.