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Education & Behavioral Science

Program Highlights

In our Education & Behavioral Science program you will:

  • Gain a foundational understanding of teaching and psychology and the interconnectedness of the two career pathways
  • Observe children and assist in classroom settings
  • Choose one career pathway to focus on during the second year of the program:
    • Behavioral Science students have access to work-based learning in sites like Riverbend and the NH Hospital
    • Education students complete their work-based learning in early childhood, elementary, middle or high school classrooms
  • Earn up to 19 college credits through NHTI’s Early College program
  • Experience quality guest speakers from the education and behavioral science fields
  • Have the opportunity to participate in the iTEACH apprenticeship program

What You Can Learn

Behavior Management // Trauma Informed Care // Curriculum Planning // Social-Emotional Learning // Universal Design for Learning // Psychology Theories // Growth and Development // Instructional Practices // Responsive Classroom // Family and Culture

What You Can Become

(with additional education and training)
Child Psychologist // School Counselor // Occupational Therapist // Pre K-12 Teacher // Social Worker // Special Education Teacher // Speech Language Pathologist // Administrator

What You Can Earn

Up to 19 Credits from NHTI // Teen Mental Health First Aid Certificate // Connect Youth Leadership // Universal Design for Learning Credential 1: UDL Mindset // Know & Tell Certificate // HIPAA Training // FERPA Certificate // CPI-Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Training

Parallel Expectations

Written and Oral Communication Skills, Independent Worker, Creative Thinking and Problem Solving, Professional Appearance

Valerie Koch


With CRTC since 2000; 25+ years in education, 3 in Special Education at Merrimack Valley High School

BS, Keene State, Elementary Ed K-8 and Special Ed K-12; MS, New England College Curriculum & Instruction; Dissertation: Social and Emotional Competence and its Relationship to Academic Achievement

Other Interests:
President of Educators Rising NH, love to read, take tap classes, and visit the beach


Debbie Hoyt


With CRTC since 2022, 22 years as a public school psychologist/counselor

MA in Counseling Psychology from Notre Dame College, NHDOE school/OPLC psychologist certification, NHDOE  school Counselor certification, Mindful Schools Teacher certification, trauma-informed yoga instructor

Other Interests:
Reading, gardening, walking, snowmobiling, being outside and spending time with family and friends


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