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Education Major

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Get out of your classes—and into a local classroom.

As a teacher education major at Champlain, you'll be spending time in a local school beginning in your first year. This early experience gives you a head start in building the skills and experience to launch your teaching career with confidence.

The first-year exploration provided by our Upside-Down Curriculum allows you to make sure you're on the right path. By working with various age groups and populations early on, you'll discover where your strengths and interests are—and will have more time to further develop your interests while you're in college. 

After your first year, you'll declare your concentration(s). Each concentration corresponds to a teaching licensure endorsement—with the exception of Special Education—and many can be paired together. You'll work closely with your Faculty Advisor to navigate these options and choose the concentration(s) that suit you best.



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Available Concentrations

Champlain offers a variety of teacher education concentrations. Through expert guidance and early field experience, you'll be able to confidently choose an area of focus after your first year.

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Elementary Education
  • Middle & Secondary Education
  • Middle Grades English Language Arts
  • Middle Grades Mathematics
  • Middle Grades Social Studies
  • Secondary Level English
  • Secondary Level Mathematics
  • Secondary Level Social Studies
  • Special Education

I was honored to not only be in a placement where I could speak Spanish, because I am an ELL student, but also to be teaching kindergarten students how to speak Spanish. I was extremely excited when Kathy asked me to be a part of the Spanish immersion program in Jericho.

Cynthia Alers-Rodriguez, '20 // Early Childhood/Elementary Teacher Education

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