Secondary Teacher Education Career Success

Why Secondary Teacher Education?

How do you share your fascination for the American Revolution in a way that gets teenagers to log off Facebook and get their nose in a history book? In an age of noise and confusion, how can you convince teens to focus long enough to find inspiration and wisdom from a dead poet whose voice is echoed in their favorite song?

If you have a passion for sharing your love of learning and your knowledge of history or English with a new generation, you need look no further for your future than the Champlain College Secondary Teacher Education program.

Why Secondary Teacher Education at Champlain College?

As a Secondary Teacher Education major, you'll begin learning about adolescent psychology and learning theory during your very first semester. You'll also dive deep into curriculum design, learning strategies, and begin creating your professional portfolio so you will be completely market-ready for the job application process.

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 resumes. Highlights of the Secondary Teacher Education program 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 real experience that students learn from and use to build a foundation for their resumes.
  • 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 47 states.
  • Job placements for Secondary Teacher Education graduates are excellent; in fact 67% of Secondary Teacher Education graduates in the Class of 2017 are employed within six months of graduating, and of them, 100% are in positions relevant to their career goals.