Careers in Education Program
Careers in Education I:
Course Number: HS 40604
Year Long Class
Careers in Education II:
Course Number: HS 40605
Year Long Class
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Careers in Education I
The Careers in Education program prepares students for a career working with various age children. If you are interested in being an elementary, middle school teacher, or even teaching in a high shcool, this program will get you started. The curriculum combines classroom work on developmental theories for child development, writing lesson plans, and learning about every aspect that today's educators must know. There is also a hands-on portion of these classes where the students gain valuable experience working with children ages 4-12. The LRTC Magic Moments Preschool Program (cooperative effort between Wolfeboro Area Children's Center & the LRTC), is attached to the CIE classroom, thus giving the students an opportunity to help out there three days a week.
The CIE students will also have the opportunity to work with children at the nearby elementary schools. This course will also focus on topics such as the history of early childhood education, philosophies of education, state laws that apply to schools, and the NH Certification process. Students will learn about the many options and pathways to become a teacher at any certification level in the field of education.
Students will serve as assistant teachers in the LRTC Magic Moments Preschool Program, the Wolfeboro Area Children's Center, Carpenter School, and Crescent Lake School. They will learn to develop lesson plans, teach skills and participate in problem solving issues as they arise in a classroom situation. As students progress through the program, internships are available at these sites, with transportation provided.
CIE students participate in the Educators Rising Association, which helps students further develop leadership, professional skills and make connections to future careers and scholarship opportunities. This program provides invaluable opportunities considering the high demand for certified teachers over the next 5-10 years.
Employment Opportunities upon completion of course: