Earn your B.S. and Licensure in Early Childhood Education with Northern Vermont University Online.

With NVU’s hybrid Early Childhood Education program, you’ll jump in and make a difference in the lives of Vermont’s children in as soon as five semesters. The need for teachers with early childhood education licensure is high throughout the state of Vermont, and this program is designed to enable you to complete your bachelor’s of science degree with birth-to-age-five licensure while continuing to work full-time.

All courses in the Early Childhood Education program are online, with a single face-to-face meeting required on the Lyndon campus at the start of the program, so that no matter where you live in Vermont, your career can benefit from our highly regarded Education program.

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Program Overview

  • To complete the program in five semesters, an Associates of Arts or bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution is required. Students are also required to take at least 9 credits of 3000 and/or 4000 level Liberal Studies courses in addition ECE coursework, if not already earned elsewhere.
  • 2,000 hours of documented work experience with children age birth-age 5
  • Completion of Intro to Early Childhood Education course.
  • Students who have completed the Community College of Vermont Early Childhood Education program will have the easiest transition into the NVU ECE program because of an articulation agreement between NVU and CCV.

As part of successful completion of the program, you will obtain a B.S. in Early Childhood Education and be recommended for licensure as a birth-to-age-five teacher in the state of Vermont. You will also complete and pass a Level 1 Licensure Portfolio, take and pass the PRAXIS Core test, and demonstrate their status as a highly qualified teacher in Vermont for birth to age five.  

To finish the program in five semesters, you will need to certify your 2,000 hours of work with children from birth to age five. Select this link to access and complete out the certification form.

View Degree Requirements for the B.S. in Early Childhood Education Degree

This link will take you to the B.S. in Early Childhood Education degree requirements listed on the Lyndon State College website. Johnson State College and Lyndon State College will become Northern Vermont University on July 1, 2018. The 2018-19 NVU course catalog will be available in early summer 2018. 

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