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Careers in Education 2

CAREERS IN EDUCATION II

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

 

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

We study in depth the business of education: policies, laws, rights, entrepreneurship in education, etc.. 

As with the Careers in Education I course, In the course of studying the major areas of competency relevant to the business of 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 children with special needs.
  2. The student will understand family and community relationships.
  3. The student will understand professionalism and professional development.
  4. The student will understand the fundamental concepts of

entrepreneurship and how entrepreneurship influences the economy.

 5. The student will understand the importance of personal growth and  leadership to enhance career success.

 6. The student will understand the necessary 

employability skills in order to achieve success in today’s workplace.

 

TARGETED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

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

 

  1. The student will be able to demonstrate the skills to implement adaptive activities and/or environments for children with special needs.
  2. The student will be able to describe the theoretical and legal foundations for inclusion.
  3. The student will be able to identify atypical development.
  4. The student will be able to explain the roles of family and community in a child’s life.
  5. The student will be able to demonstrate supportive and effective communication skills.
  6. The student will be able to explain ways to encourage family participation.
  7. The student will be able to identify community programs and referral resources that support children and families.
  8. The student will be able to discuss ways a company can impact its community and the ways a community can impact a company.
  9. The student will be able to identify personal qualities needed for ECE professionals.

10. The student will be able to explain the employees’ and the employers’ rights and responsibilities in this industry.

  1. 11.  The student will be able to compile a professional portfolio.

12. The student will be able to adhere to the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct.

13. The student will be able to discuss and be aware of child care policies, licensing regulations, and national standards.

14. The student will be able to discuss and assess venture creation possibilities and identify the steps in planning the venture.

15. The student will be able to explain key elements of a longterm plan for a successful company.

16. The student will be able to discuss different forms of management and ownership within this industry.

17. The student will be able to explain the key components of financial management of a company.

18. The student will be able to identify the resources needed for venture startup and operation.

19. The student will be able to discuss the options in planning the venture’s future (growth, development, demise).

20. The student will be able to identify and discuss the traits of an entrepreneur (leadership, personal assessment, personal management).

21. The student will be able to demonstrate personal growth, community leadership, democratic principles, and social responsibility by participating in activities/events offered through student organizations.

22. The student will be able to demonstrate and apply good decision-making and problem-solving skills by outlining issues  in situations/problems and determining, collecting, and organizing information needed in order to formulate a solution.

23. The student will be able to demonstrate and apply self-management skills by adhering to regulations, being responsible and following through on commitments.

24. The student will be able to explain the work habits an employer looks for in an employee in this industry.

25. The student will be able to demonstrate and apply effective communication skills: verbal, written, visual and listening.

26. The student will be able to demonstrate and apply the necessary skills in order to work effectively with others.

27. The student will be able to demonstrate and apply the use of information through research, analysis, and technology.

28. The student will be able to demonstrate mathematical and computation skills as applied to real world situations.

29. The student will be able to demonstrate and apply safe practices and procedures in the workplace.

30. The student will be able to demonstrate personal/career development skills by completing a career plan.

 

Link to complete list of competency assessments for this course.

For a sample rubric to assessments, please click here.

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ConVal High School

184 Hancock Road

Peterborough, NH 03458

phone: 603-924-3869

fax: 603-924-9176

 

Don Jalbert

Director of Region 14 Applied Technology Center

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