Early Childhood/Elementary Teacher Education Career Success

Why Early Childhood/Elementary Teacher Education?

Champlain College's Early Childhood/Elementary Teacher Education program creates a distinctive advantage for its graduates. Because our students graduate with dual endorsement, they have a fuller understanding of all the developmental and learning stages that will come for those they teach. 

Upon successful completion of your studies, Champlain College will recommend you for licensure in the state of Vermont. You'll choose from the following two options. 

  • A dual endorsement in Early Childhood (Pre-K through grade three) and Elementary Education (kindergarten through grade six); or 
  • A dual endorsement in Early Childhood (birth through grade three) and Elementary Education (kindergarten through grade six).

Graduates are well prepared for the required state tests. The Vermont Department of Education requires successful completion of The Core Praxis (academic skills) and Praxis II: Elementary Education Content exams, as well as a GPA of 3.0 or higher for candidates to be eligible for a State of Vermont teaching license.

Champlain Education Graduates Are Ready

Champlain students have a lot of advantages after graduation:

  • Thanks to our Upside-Down Curriculum, students have more time to gain firsthand experience, setting them up to teach with confidence immediately upon graduating. 
  • Champlain students get real practice with different age groups and demographics in local schools throughout each year of study.
  • Our Early Childhood/Elementary Teacher Education faculty have had hands-on experience teaching in the field.

Alumni have gone on to careers as early childhood and elementary educators across the country.

Career Success Rates For Our Class of 2019 Are Outstanding

In fact, 100% of our 2019 Early Childhood/Elementary Teacher Education graduates are employed within six months after graduating, and of those, 100% are in positions relevant to their career goals. 

Recent Early Childhood/Elementary Teacher Education graduates have accepted various positions, including:

  • Enosburg Elementary School // 5th Grade Teacher // Enosburg, VT
  • Heartworks Preschool // Head Teacher // Burlington, VT
  • The Wonder Years Preschool // Teacher // Bend, OR
  • Vermont Adult Learning // Education Advisor // Burlington, VT

Read more about Champlain students' career success.

Champlain College Class of 2019 Joins the Workforce 

Champlain's Career Collaborative team surveys alumni six months after graduation to find out how job searches are going. The College-wide results below are based on an outstanding 91% response rate—significantly higher than most post-graduation college surveys.

  • 91% are either employed or continuing their education within six months after graduating.
  • 88% of the graduates who are employed indicated that their jobs are related to their career goals.
  • 89% also indicated that they had completed one or more internships or other experiential learning opportunities before graduation.

The Results Are Clear

Our graduates are thriving; their Champlain education prepared them with real-world experience that sets them apart in their field.