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.
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
- Educational services; state, local, and private