Teacher-Education Programs

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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: 5/13/19 - 8/24/19

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 Passed Praxis by May 1, 2019
  • Completed testing requirements must be met by June 20, 2019
  • 3 years of experience in the field of Early 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. The Champlain College Reflective Practices Scholarship has five main components:

Education T.E.A.C.H. helps participants earn 3-6 credits in early childhood education and submit a Peer Review Portfolio for licensure, through the scholarship contract.
Scholarship T.E.A.C.H. offers financial support for college courses, books, travel and time out of work. T.E.A.C.H. pays for 80% of tuition and the Peer Review fee, 90% of book expenses, offers an $80 access stipend per semester, and partial reimbursement to employers for paid release time for scholars to attend classes and/or complete assignments.
Compensation T.E.A.C.H. participants on the Champlain College Reflective Practices scholarship earn a $250 bonus after each successfully completed contract.
Commitment T.E.A.C.H. participants agree to continue service as a child care professional in their current early care and education setting for one year after each successfully completed contract.
Counselor T.E.A.C.H. Counselors offer support to navigate the college process and T.E.A.C.H. scholarship processes.

For more information and the application visit T.E.A.C.H. Vermont or contact Brenda Schramm (brenda.schramm@vaeyc.org) to begin your process.

Contracts with T.E.A.C.H mirror course requirements:

    • Employment up to 30 hours a week
    • Completed testing requirements
    • 3 years of experience in the field of Early Education

Other VtAEYC and Child Development Grants 

Enroll here: https://forms.champlain.edu/form_ehs/portfolio

Enrollment closes May 10, 2019

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 EarlyChildhood 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 agegroup. As a Middle School Teacher Education major, you'll get grounding in adolescent psychology and learning theory, dive deeply into curriculum design, learn specificstrategies for integrating technology into the classroom, develop 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.