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Careers in Education 1

CAREERS IN EDUCATION I

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

 

 

The Careers in Education I course is a yearlong course that has as its major purpose the initial first year of training of the student to become a certified early childhood educator. Eligible students may register for 3 college credits with NH Running Start through Nashua Community College.

We study in depth the issues relevant to teaching the young child from ages six weeks to nine years, and the student participates in early childhood internships either on or offsite. 

In the course of studying the major areas of competency relevant to teaching, the student must also be constantly self-aware, gauging her or his interest and reflecting on who he or she is in terms of the teaching practice.

This self-reflection is a cornerstone of learning how the training relates to one’s own future teaching practice.

 

 

TARGETED COMPETENCIES

(From NH DOE Program Competency Profile for Career/Technical Education- Career Cluster “Education and Training”)

 

  1. The student will understand the foundations of early childhood education.
  2. The student will understand child growth and development..
  3. The student will understand curriculum for early care and education.
  4. The student will understand health, safety, and nutrition.
  5. The student will understand child observation, record keeping, and assessment.
  6. The student will understand creating environments for young children.
  7. The student will understand child guidance and discipline.
  8. The student will understand cultural diversity.

 

TARGETED SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

(From NH DOE Program Competency Profile for Career/Technical Education- Career Cluster “Education and Training”)

 

 

  1. The student will be able to respond sensitively to the interests, requests, and needs of individual children.
  1. The student will be able to describe the historical and philosophical foundations of early care and education.
  2. The student will be able to identify current issues, trends, research, and opportunities in the field.
  3. The student will be able to interact with children in a developmentally appropriate way.
  4. The student will be able to describe child development theories, methods of research, and effects on early care and education.
  5. The student will be able to identify environmental, biological, social, and cultural influences on growth and development.
  6. The student will be able to distinguish domains of development, stages of development from birth to eight, and the interconnectedness of the domains.

 

  1. The student will be able to explain the roles and responsibilities of parents, educators, and caregivers.
  2. The student will be able to discuss, design, implement, evaluate and reflect on curricular activities.
  3. The student will be able to identify specific production and technical skills required for this industry.
  4. The student will be able to defend the importance of play and emergent curriculum in learning and development.
  5. The student will be able to demonstrate developmentally appropriate practices.
  6. The student will be able to design learning experiences that help children develop emerging intellectual curiosity, problem-solving, decision- making skills, and critical thinking skills and integrate learning experiences with curriculum theories and current research.
  7. The student will be able to promote and enhance early literacy and language.
  8. The student will be able to promote, model, support, and implement good hygiene, nutrition, and safe practices with children.
  9. The student will be able to follow approved health, safety, and nutritional policies and practices.
  10. The student will be able to explain the health and safety laws and practices affecting the employee, the surrounding community, and the environment in this industry.
  11. The student will be able to produce required documentation and keep records through the use of technology.
  12. The student will be able to explain through discussion the technological systems being used within this industry.
  13. The student will be able to demonstrate skills of observing children.
  14. The student will be able to document and assess growth and development..
  15. The student will be able to recognize signs of child abuse and/or neglect and explain reporting procedures.
  16. The student will be able to demonstrate the skills to maintain an organized, clean and developmentally appropriate environment.
  17. The student will be able to design environments for young children which nurture, educate, and facilitate development in all domains.
  18. The student will be able to select appropriate materials and equipment for indoor and outdoor play.
  19. The student will be able to explain theories of guidance and discipline.
  20. The student will be able to use a variety of positive guidance strategies to respond to individual needs and situations.
  21. The student will be able to show respect for all children and families.
  22.  The student will be able to define diversity and multi-cultural education.
  23.  The student will be able to design a culturally rich environment including materials and equipment..
  24. The student will be able to identify ways to include families in developing cultural learning experiences.
  25. The student will be able to reflect on her or his own teaching practice.

Link to complete list of competency assessments for this course.

For a sample rubric to assessments, please click here.

 

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