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Education & Behavioral Science

Program Highlights

In our Education & Behavioral Science program you will:

  • Gain a foundational understanding of modern teaching theory and counseling techniques
  • Experience working with children through our field work and ELO programs which are customized to meet EBS students interests and future goals
  • Field work experiences take place in our lab, Crimson Tide Lab Preschool, and in elementary, middle, or high school classrooms throughout the community
  • Create and implement lesson plans to meet the learning styles of all students.
  • Explore the connection between learning and psychology
  • Get a tremendous head start to your career through our six dual enrollment courses with SNHU and our relationship with NHTI.
  • Experience quality guest speakers from education, behavioral science, and allied health fields

What You Can Learn

Classroom Management // Curriculum Planning // Differentiated Instruction // Educational Psychology // Growth and Development // Instructional Practices // Instructional Technology // Responsive Classroom // Understanding by Design

What You Can Become

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

What You Can Earn

16 College Credits in this pathway // NHTI Articulation Agreement // Google Educator Certification

Parallel Expectations

SUGGESTED PREREQUISITE COURSES:
Full Course Load Aligned to Preparing for a 4-year College

SUGGESTED SIMULTANEOUS COURSES:
Psychology, AP Psychology

CAREER HIGH VALUE PROFESSIONAL SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Written and Oral Communication Skills, Independent Worker, Creative Thinking and Problem Solving, Professional Appearance

Valerie Koch

INSTRUCTOR

Experience:
23 years in education: 20 at CRTC, 3 in Special Education at Merrimack Valley High School

Education/Credentials:
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

Email
vkoch@sau8.org

Jennifer Strong-Rain

​INSTRUCTOR- CRIMSON TIDE
PRESCHOOL LAB

Experience:
23 years in education: 13 years teaching hard of hearing and deaf children at an auditory-oral preschool; 2 years teaching title-one preschool for Concord; 8 years at CRTC

Education/Credentials:
BS in Child Development from Colby-Sawyer College. Holds her certification from the state of Nh to teach K-3 grade

Other Interests:
Running, coaching, family, traveling, PTO

Email
jstrongrain@sau8.org