Teacher-Education Programs

Champlain College is a leader in Teacher-Education and provides multiple pathways to a career as a teacher—from preparing students to work in early childhood education settings to teaching both middle and high school. Our programs are available to traditional undergraduates as well as students seeking ongoing professional development or a masters degree.

New! Portfolio Reflection Course

Reflective Practice, Portfolio Development (On-line)

Date: May 10 – August 20, 2021

Instructor: Heather Duhamel (hduhamel@champlain.edu

Course Description:

Students who are seeking Vermont Licensure will develop a reflective professional portfolio following the guidelines for the Vermont Licensure Portfolio. This portfolio serves as a tool to collect, select, reflect and synthesize the students' teaching experiences and college-level knowledge through mentoring and peer interaction. The students provide evidence and analyze their proficiency for each of the ten Vermont Core Teaching Standards and and reflect on the Early Childhood Endorsement area. The portfolio supports the application for Early Childhood Initial Licensure in the state of Vermont.


  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Testing requirements complete
  • 3 years of experience in the field of Early Education or Early Childhood Special Education 

Scholarships Available:

T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Vermont Scholarship Program

Teacher Education And Compensation Helps (T.E.A.C.H.) is a comprehensive scholarship program that provides the early childhood workforce access to educational opportunities and is helping to establish a well-qualified, fairly compensated and stable workforce for children. 

For eligibility criteria and more information about the application process visit T.E.A.C.H. Vermont. Contact Brenda Schramm (brenda.schramm@vaeyc.org) if you have questions.

Student Loan Options for those who do not qualify for T.E.A.C.H. or VtAEYC Grants

Begin your enrollment process by completing the non-degree program form.

Enrollment closes April 30, 2020

Undergraduate Programs

Champlain offers three traditional undergraduate teacher education programs:

Early Childhood/Elementary Teacher Education

This major allows you to qualify for a dual licensure endorsement in the State of Vermont. Through the program, you can choose a dual endorsement in Early Childhood Education (Pre-K-grade 3) and Elementary Education (grades K-6) or a dual endorsement in Early Childhood Education (birth-grade 3) and Elementary Education (grades K-6). Our holistic approach to teacher education will equip you to teach in a variety of educational settings.

Middle School Teacher Education

More job openings exist for teaching middle school students than any other age group. As a Middle School Teacher Education major, you'll get grounding in adolescent psychology and learning theory, dive deeply into curriculum design, learn specific strategies for integrating technology into the classroom, develop an understanding of the different ways students learn and how to apply responsive instructional practices.

Secondary Teacher Education

As a Secondary Teacher Education major, you'll dive deeply into curriculum design, learn strategies for integrating technology into the classroom, and develop both an understanding of learner differences and culturally responsive instructional practices.

M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education

Champlain's online M.Ed. program in Early Childhood Education is ranked as a top 10 online program. Our unique, project-based approach to learning is tailored to allow you to work independently in your online courses and apply the content to your current position in the field of early childhood education.

TAP Program

TAP is designed for individuals with a bachelor's degree, strong content knowledge and work experience, who are interested in pursuing a teaching career.