Education: Secondary (High School) Career Success

Teachers are always needed. As an Education major with a Secondary-Level concentration, you'll be heading into a career that is not only in demand, but vital to the development of the students who will be in your classroom. 

At Champlain, we prepare you to find success after graduation. By building your teaching background over four years, you gain a deeper understanding of the profession and of the age groups.

Our students in the Education major thrive in their field. Each Class of 2019 Secondary Teacher Education grad who responded to our survey was employed in a position relevant to their career goals just six months after graduating.

Career Success Rates For Our Class of 2019 Are Outstanding

In fact, 100% of our 2019 Secondary Education graduates are employed or continuing their education within six months after graduating, and of those, 100% are in positions relevant to their career goals.

Recent Secondary Education graduates have accepted various positions, including:

  • Champlain Valley School District //  Non-Intensive Paraprofessional // Charlotte, VT
  • Richford High School //  English Teacher // Richford, VT

Champlain Secondary Teacher Education Graduates Are Ready

In addition to the extensive career-focused programs and support offered College-wide, each of Champlain's majors feature skill-building, hands-on learning opportunities and other major-specific programs that help our students create highly marketable résumés. Highlights of the Secondary Teacher Education focus include:

  • All members of the Secondary Teacher Education faculty have had experience teaching at a high school level.
  • In a variety of classes, Secondary Teacher Education students get to work with real-life classrooms in local schools. It's a real experience that students learn from and use to build a foundation for their résumés.
  • Graduates are well prepared for required state tests. The Vermont Department of Education requires successful completion of the Praxis I (academic skills) and Praxis II (secondary education) exams as well as a GPA of 3.0 or higher for candidates to be eligible for Vermont licensure, which is recognized in 46 states.