Careers In Education

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About the Program

The Careers In Education program is designed to provide students contemplating 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 offers students completing the two-year sequence of study an opportunity to explore various levels of teaching through internships. Students may receive Red Cross Infant/Child CPR certification.

Dual enrollment with Southern NH University: 5 courses offered to students over the period of two years.

Earn 16 College Credits (5 courses-3 credits per course and 1 lab credit)

 DEV106-Child Development
 SPEC106-Children with Disabilities
 DEV260-Family and Culture
 SPED210-Early Childhood Issues/Disabilities
 EDU102 & 102L-Foundations of Education and Lab

Affiliated Clubs:

Educators Rising

Download the College Credit Brochure

Portsmouth CTE Application 19-20

Carla Frank: Careers In Education Instructor

Carla started at PHS in August of 2003. She is the Careers In Education Instructor. She started at PHS as the Little Clipper Preschool teacher in 2003 and she also taught Child Development and Parenting/Families. In 2012 she was hired as the full time Education and Instructor Training Instructor. Carla has two Master of Education degrees, one in Early Childhood Education with Special Needs and one in Curriculum Instruction and Design. She is ambitious, flexible and has a wonderful sense of humor. Her goal is to create a safe learning environment where her students will gain the necessary knowledge and skills to be successful.

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Chelsea Serrano: Little Clipper Preschool Instructor

I joined Little Clipper Preschool in 2019 and am so happy to be a part of such a wonderful program. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Loyola University Chicago and previously taught first grade. I have worked with a variety of grades from preschool up to 8th grade and while I enjoy working with children of all ages, I especially love preschool. It is so much fun watching them grow and seeing how excited they are to learn new things. I also really enjoy working with our high school students and love watching them interact with the preschoolers. When I’m not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my husband and three children.


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Education Courses

Careers In Education I

Careers In Education II

2 Credits/Course

Units of Study

Responsive Classroom

Differentiated Instruction

Teaching Practices

Curriculum Planning

Classroom Management Techniques

Growth and Development

History of Education

Observations and Assessment

Special Education

Advanced Instructional Practices

Classroom Environment


Options for Continuing Education

Southern NH University

Keene State College

Plymouth State University

Community College System of NH

Great Bay Community College

Lakes Region Community College

Manchester Community College

NH Technical Institute

Nashua Community College

White Mountains Community College

River Valley Community College

University of Maine, Farmington

Lesley University

Wheelock College

University of Southern Maine

Southern Maine Community College

James Madison University

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