2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Sep 27, 2023  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Early Childhood Education (B.S.) - L

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Program Description

Centered on the belief that “Teaching is Learning,” The Northern Vermont University Department of Education prepares students for careers as effective teachers or paraeducators through extensive and carefully coordinated university coursework and field-based experiences.

NVU’s teacher preparation programs are approved by the Vermont State Board of Education. Graduates who are recommended by the College must apply to the State Department of Education for their teaching license. Currently, Vermont teaching licenses are accepted by many states in the U.S.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students in Education programs gain both an understanding of the discipline of education and a practical grasp of effective professional practice. Connecting these two realms provides a foundation for achieving the department’s objectives for each student, including:

  1. the use of academic study in the formation of content-specific professional knowledge,
  2. the use of practitioner inquiry to design effective pedagogical strategies,
  3. the use of critical theory to confidently serve as a progressive colleague and advocate, and
  4. the use of transformative reflection in pursuit of continuous personal growth.

Requirements for the program

Students completing this major would be eligible for licensure in early childhood education (Birth - Age 5) in VT.

Major Requirements: 89 Credits

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