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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 professional mentors in early childhood, elementary, middle and high school classrooms
  • Year II students have access to expanded work-based learning in sites like Riverbend and the NH Hospital
  • Create and implement lesson plans to meet the learning styles of all students
  • Explore the connection between learning and psychology
  • Earn 19 college credits through our 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

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 // Language Pathologist // Occupational Therapist // Pre K-12 Teacher // Social Worker // Special Education Teacher // Speech Pathologist

What You Can Earn

19 Credits for 6 College Courses in This Pathway from SNHU // Mental Health First Aid Certificate // Kognito Simulation Certificates // Universal Design for Learning Level I Certificate

Parallel Expectations

Full Course Load Aligned to Preparing for a 4-year College

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

Valerie Koch


23 years in education: 20 at CRTC, 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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