Teacher Apprenticeship Program

Earn your Vermont teaching license in as few as eight months. Start an internship at a local school and gain experience immediately!
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TAP’s mission is to attract, support, and develop the most effective teachers in the state of Vermont.

Champlain College’s Teacher Apprenticeship 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. This eight-month, non-degree certificate program includes coursework and student teaching with a mentor teacher. TAP prepares candidates to become licensed directly through the Vermont Agency of Education (VT AOE).

The TAP Advantage

  • Eight-month path to licensure (full-time commitment is just one semester)
  • At least $5,000 less expensive than traditional post-baccalaureate teaching programs
  • Exceptional reputation and hiring track record in Vermont’s public schools
  • Cohort model with a diverse group of peers
  • Faculty with 30+ years of public school teaching experience
  • Interactive, engaging seminars that model the teaching strategies you will use with your students

TAP At-a-glance

600 alumni

More than 600 TAP alumni are teaching in Vermont’s public schools.

8 Months

Finish TAP in eight months and start your new teaching career quickly.

Save $5-12K

TAP is substantially more affordable than traditional post-baccalaureate teaching programs.

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Explore Teaching Endorsements

Choose from 16 different endorsements from PK through grade 12 in a variety of subject matters.

After years in a job that didn’t suit me, I decided to take the leap and change careers. TAP was there every step of the way, supporting and guiding me through the exciting journey of becoming a teacher. I now feel like I’m exactly where I’m meant to be.
Matt Samuels, Social Studies Teacher
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Get to Know TAP

Attend TAP Information Session

Become the teacher who inspired you. Transition to teaching in only 8 months with our fast-track to a teacher’s license designed for new & mid-career professionals wanting to teach grades 5 through 12 or specialty areas like PE, art, music or foreign language grades PK – 12. Our interactive information sessions offer potential TAP candidates the opportunity to engage with members of our faculty.

Talk to the TAP Team

Get started on your teaching career!
Learn more about TAP today.

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