1. Early Childhood Education and the Vermont Higher Education Collaborative

The Vermont Higher Education Collaborative (VT-HEC-EC/ECSE) program is a multi-tiered set of programs providing a pathway to educator licensure.

Tier 1 Program
EC or ECSE Endorsement Designed for educators who currently possess or who are eligible for a Vermont educator license. Programs include courses needed to fulfill licensure competencies enabling the educator to add an ECE (18 credits) or ECSE (21 credits) endorsement. These EC/ECSE courses are graduate level courses

Tier 2 Program
EC or ECSE Initial License for educators who have a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in a related field EC/ECSE programs are 21-30 credits; the specific number of courses will be based on the individual’s professional and academic background. Participants in the Tier 2 programs take the same courses as Tier 1; however in order for Tier 2 candidates to meet Vermont’s requirements for initial licensure, they must also complete a supervised student teaching experience and a licensure portfolio.

Vermont Higher Education Collaborative Scholarship Options

Family Child Care – VHEC Level Coursework
VTAEYC HEC FCCP
T.E.A.C.H. Provides Tuition: 80%
Books: 90%
Access Stipend
Release Time Reimbursement
Recipient Provides Tuition: 20%
Books: 10%
Education Requirement 3-9 Master Level College Credits
Compensation (T.E.A.C.H.) $250 Bonus
Commitment Additional Year In/Operating Family Child Care
Center and Preschool Teacher Options – VHEC Level Coursework
VTAEYC HEC CS
T.E.A.C.H. Provides Tuition: 80%
Books: 90%
Access Stipend
Release Time Reimbursement
Recipient Provides Tuition: 10%
Books: 10%
Employer Provides Tuition: 10%
Books: 0%
Release Time (PTO)
Bonus Suggested
Education Requirement 3-9 Master Level College Credits
Compensation (T.E.A.C.H.) $250 Bonus
Commitment Additional Year at Sponsoring Program
Director Options – VHEC Level Coursework
VTAEYC HEC D VTAEYC HEC DO (director owner)
T.E.A.C.H. Provides Tuition: 80%
Books: 90%
Access Stipend
Recipient Provides Tuition: 10%
Books: 10%
Tuition: 20%
Books: 10%
Employer Provides Tuition: 10%
Books: 0%
Bonus Suggested
Bonus Suggested
Education Requirement 3-9 Master Level College Credits
Compensation (T.E.AC.H.) $250 Bonus
Commitment Additional Year at Sponsoring Program