Employees of Champlain Valley Head Start and the YMCA can earn a Master of Education degree in Early Childhood Education with significant savings through the Head Start/Champlain College Partnership Program. The partnership program provides a 20% discount.
The 12-course M.Ed. is offered online with one residency at a national conference. You can choose to specialize in Teaching, Administration, or Special Education.
You also can choose to earn a graduate certificate in Early Childhood Administration, a 6-course program; however, the 20% discount is exclusively for Champlain College's M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education.
Champlain's philosophy aligns with Head Start's: we focus on children's learning through play, supporting and engaging with parents and families, and grounding your teaching and administration with a child development lens. Courses are developed to integrate with your everyday work and knowledge is applied immediately in your practice.
If you are interested in licensure, we offer a Reflective Practice course to help build your portfolio for alternative licensure pathways. Many of our students have chosen this route. This is not a licensure program in itself.
Learn how our M.Ed in Early Childhood Education can help you take that next step in your career!