Applying to the M.Ed.
Our admission process is ongoing throughout the calendar year. Applications will be processed typically within two to three weeks after the Admission Office has received all required materials. Applicants will be contacted by Champlain College for interviews in order to complete the process.
Bachelor's Degree Requirement
You must have successfully completed a baccalaureate-level program at a regionally accredited institution in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Psychology or Business. Degrees in other fields combined with work or volunteer experiences in the field of early care and education will also be considered. You must also have a GPA that demonstrates your ability to perform graduate-level academic work.
Official academic transcripts (not photocopies or those issued directly to a student) are required from all colleges and universities you have attended. Please contact each college's Registrar's office and sign a release to have your transcripts sent to Office of Graduate Admission at Champlain College. If you have taken any graduate-level courses, be sure to have those transcripts sent to us, also. For students who are still completing their undergraduate degree, we have a Provisional Admittance policy that may apply to you.
Please submit an updated resume that communicates your work history. You should pay particular attention to the most recent five-year period. Your resume should be at a level of detail sufficient for the Admission Committee to assess your ability to move between projects and assignments within a single organization.
Statement of Purpose
Within the online application, you'll be required to reply to four short essay questions. The topics take into account your personal and professional goals, your ability to persist when challenged and your approach to online learning. For each essay question you will be asked to prepare 3-4 paragraphs that demonstrate to the reviewers that you understand the question, are thoughtful in your response and can demonstrate critical thinking and college-level writing ability.
Letters of Recommendation
You are required to submit two letters of recommendation from supervisors, co-teachers or an undergraduate faculty member. In the absence of such a supervisor, co-teacher or faculty member, the recommendation should be from someone who can assess your capabilities as an employee or student. Recommendations will not be accepted from family members.
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
All applicants whose undergraduate education was not delivered in English must submit a TOEFL score, with essay. Minimum total scores required for consideration are 550 (paper) /213 (computer) /80 (Internet). These scores do not guarantee admission. For more information on the TOEFL, visit the TOEFL website.
A personal interview with a Graduate Admission Representative is required and usually conducted via telephone. The interview will be scheduled as soon as all of your admission materials have been submitted and reviewed by the Admission Committee. The Office of Graduate Admissions will contact you to arrange a compatible format and schedule.
Credit for Life Experience and Transfer Credit
At the graduate level, academic credit cannot be given for life experience or equivalency exams. On a case-by-case basis, you may transfer in graduate-level credits from another accredited institution. At the time of admission, up to six graduate-level credits may be transferred in. All transfer credit is accepted at the sole discretion of Champlain College.
Applications are accepted year-round, to begin in any of the “start” terms (September, January and May) for the M.Ed.
Most students are part-time, carrying three credits per term. The programs operate on five terms that run throughout the calendar year. As a part-time student, you may begin in any of the three start terms (September, January and May), selecting courses subject to prerequisites. Full-time students will have the most flexibility in course scheduling if they begin in the fall or spring terms, due to course sequences. If you prefer to begin in the summer term you may do so, but you may need to extend your completion timeline slightly.
When you enter the program, you and your advisor will develop a personal plan that allows you to start and complete the program as soon as possible, given your own goals and the annual schedule of course offerings.
PLEASE MAIL OR EMAIL SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS TO:
Champlain College Online
PO Box 670
Burlington, VT 05402