With NVU’s online early childhood education program, you’ll be working with Vermont’s children within five semesters. The need for teachers with early childhood education licensure is high throughout Vermont, and this program is designed to enable you to complete your bachelor of science degree with birth-to-age-5 licensure while continuing to work full time.
All courses in the Early Childhood Education program are online, so no matter where you live in Vermont, your career can benefit from our highly regarded education program. The program fits onsite student-teaching requirements into a five accelerated semester program.
Please note that applicants to the early childhood education program must use a program-specific application form, transfer a minimum of an conferred associate’s degree, and enter with a GPA 3.0 or higher.
Program and Application Overview
- Prior work experience with children from birth to age five is required as part of your application. Please complete this Early Childhood Experience Form and send it to Admissions@NorthernVermont.edu.
- Successful completion of Intro to Early Childhood Education course is required for entry into the program.
- An associate or bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution is an admissions requirement. Students who have completed the Community College of Vermont Early Childhood Education program will have the easiest transition into NVU’s Early Childhood Education program. Successful completion of the Intro to Early Childhood Education course is required for entry into the program.
- Students who have completed the Community College of Vermont Early Childhood Education program will have the easiest transition into NVU’s Early Childhood Education program.
- ECE Online students must achieve a GPA of 3.0 or higher before their final semester in the program to meet eligibility for teacher licensure (0-PreK).
- Students in the ECE program have a different tuition structure, application procedure, and academic calendar then other online program students. Please contact Heather Duhamel, Faculty Advisor, for details.
Scholarships and Financial Aid
T.E.A.C.H. offers scholarships to take courses toward a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education at Northern Vermont University, through a partnership between the recipient and the Vermont Association for the Education of Young Children (VtAEYC). See T.E.A.C.H. for more information.
Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC) and the Vermont Department of Children and Families have teamed up to offer a new program that covers full tuition to qualified recipients pursuing an associate or bachelor’s degree program in early childhood education or early childhood special education starting Fall 2022. See VSAC for more information.
Please contact Student Administrative Services for support with scholarship and financial aid questions and resources.
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