Teacher Apprenticeship Program (TAP) | License

Champlain College

Description

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 (AOE) 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, physical education, 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.

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.

    State or Local Grant

Related Occupations

  • Instructional Coordinators
  • Postsecondary Teachers
  • Preschool Teachers
  • Kindergarten Teachers
  • Elementary School Teachers
  • Middle School Teachers
  • Secondary School Teachers

Related Industries

  • Educational Services
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