Finish Your Degree with a B.A. in Childhood Education
Campus-based or community-based (EDP) program offering only; not available via JSC Online
At Johnson State College, we’re committed to developing teachers who are passionate about teaching, inclusive and progressive in their practices, modern and up to date in their techniques, and committed to social equity and the delivery of education to diverse learners. Students in this program have the option of obtaining endorsement for a Level I Professional Educator’s License in both elementary education (grades K-6) and special education (grades K-8) — a unique program known as inclusive elementary education — issued by the Vermont Agency of Education. This license is required in order to work as a public school teacher in Vermont; it also is recognized and accepted by more than 40 other states, districts and territories.
Students in this program complete numerous fieldwork placements in schools and youth agencies, including two practicums and a semester-long internship. With the assistance of their advisor and the college’s Inclusive Elementary Education Program Director, students also select and complete a 30-credit concentration or a second major, which they must complete with an overall GPA of B- or better. View degree requirements.
This program is not available through JSC Online. Students with at least 60 college credits may complete the B.A. in Childhood Education through JSC’s community-based External Degree Program; otherwise, they may enroll in the campus-based program. Advising for all students in this program is provided by JSC Education faculty members. Admission requirements include a minimum GPA, minimum scores on an academic exam (e.g., SAT, ACT or Praxis Core), and an interview.
With a B.A. in Childhood Education from Johnson State, you’ll have the knowledge, skills and experience to shape young lives for the better and the preparation to take a leadership role in education. You’ll graduate as a skilled and knowledgeable educational professional, an advocate for children and youth, and a critical thinker prepared to help children succeed in school and beyond.
- Public or private school teacher
- Special educator
- Admissions counselor
- Principal School superintendent
- Instructor or professor
- Curriculum developer
- Public and private schools
- Childcare centers
- Tutoring and learning centers
- Colleges and universities
- Technical schools
- Social service agencies
- State and local government agencies