The Careers in Education program is designed to provide students considering a career as a teacher or in any occupational area that focuses on children, with the knowledge, attitude, behaviors and skills required to be effective in a school setting or in the wider community. The program offers practical experience at the Little Clipper Preschool in which classroom instruction is applied in a real situation. The program also offers students completing the two-year sequence of study an opportunity to explore various levels of teaching through internships as well as Infant/Child CPR certification.

Students have the opportunity to earn college credits for EDU 200 through SNHU.

Students of this program have a membership in Ed Rising, this is an integrated component of the CIE proogram.

Careers in Education 1

This Careers in Education program is designed to blend classroom learning with actual work in a preschool setting. ETT 1 students are assigned a rotating schedule to work in the Little Clipper Preschool. Students learn how to develop, implement and evaluate lesson plans for the preschool children. Prior to entering the preschool, students must prepare a week of age appropriate lesson plans that will interest and challenge the children. The classroom curriculum encompasses all aspects of teaching instruction and includes multiple units such as: health and safety, all learning areas of the classroom, positive discipline, classroom management and observation and assessments.

Careers in Education 2

This class is the second year of the Careers in Education program. Students are given greater responsibility for the day-to-day workings of the Little Clipper Preschool. In addition to developing lesson plans, the curriculum includes: planning field trips, guest speakers, special celebrations, and having the opportunity to be part of a parent conference. The classroom curriculum encompasses all aspects of teaching instruction and multiple units such as: learning environments and the physical space of a classroom, the responsive classroom, the understanding of special needs children, and theorists related to education. Some ETT 2 students choose to spend one semester interning at a different grade level school to explore teaching at other levels.