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Teacher Apprenticeship Program | License

Champlain College


The Teacher Apprenticeship Program (TAP) mission is to attract, support, and develop the most effective teachers in the state of Vermont. TAP is designed for individuals with a bachelor's degree and strong content knowledge and work experience who are interested in pursuing a teaching career. TAP, which is one of Vermont's Approved Educator Preparation Programs, is an 8-month full-time non-degree licensure program that includes coursework and student teaching with a mentor teacher. It takes place in-person, including Monday through Friday at the candidate's host school, plus course attendance twice per month in-person in Burlington, VT.

TAP prepares successful candidates with an official recommendation to the Vermont Agency of Education for Level I teacher licensure. The possibilities for licensure via the VT AOE upon successful completion of TAP are: PreK-12 specials license in art, music, PE, Health; Middle level (grades 5-9) Math, Science, Social Studies, English; Secondary School (grades 7-12) Math, Science, Social Studies, English, Computer Science; and Grades 5-12 Family and Consumer Science (FACS), World Languages, Theater.

This cost of TAP is $11,900 plus a $100 application fee. Additional textbooks will be purchased for this course and an individual laptop is required. There is also a criminal background check fee. When applying for the official teaching license, there is a $200 fee and an additional criminal background check fee.

Cost Total Cost $12,000

  • Tuition $11,900

  • Application Fee $100

  • Cost information is approximate, please visit the program's website for the most up to date information available.

Financial Assistance

  • Grants & Scholarships

    Grants and scholarships can be awarded from a variety of sources including state and private entities. Eligibility of grants is based primarily on financial need.

    Workforce Investment Opportunity Act (WIOA)
    Institutional Grant
    Institutional Scholarship
    Department of Defense (DoD) Tuition Assistance
    State or Local Military Assistance

  • State of Local Grant

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  • Educational services; state, local, and private