As part of Champlain's M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education program, students participate in a dynamic, four-day, face-to-face academic residency during the first year of enrollment in the graduate program. Residency is held at one of two NAEYC conferences. Students may choose from either NAEYC's Annual Conference (typically held in November) or NAEYC's Professional Learning Institute (typically held in June).
The residency provides a space for rich, in-depth, face-to-face study of specific early education topics with your peers. It also allows you to meet your online classmates and faculty in person and transform the personal relationships you've built online in a face-to-face environment. Additionally, you gain an opportunity to network with others with similar interests and develop lifelong connections.