About the Program...

Student that are interested in pursuing a career in education or other fields associated with working with children learn the basic teaching skills such as classroom management, lesson planning, guidance and disciplining techniques. Students divide their time between classroom instruction and student-teaching in the laboratory school, Small Wonders Preschool, or other field site placement.

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Program Path

  • Year 1

    • Foundations of Education I (Full Year Course)

  • Year 2

    • Foundations of Education II (Full Year Course)

  • Year 3

    • ELO with a District Partner

Running Start College Credits

  • Great Bay Community College - EDUP 104 Foundations of Education (3 credits)

  • Great Bay Community College - ECE 100 Early Childhood Growth & Development (3 credits)

  • Great Bay Community College - ECE 112 Curriculum Planning & Environments in Early Childhood Education (4 credits)

  • Great Bay Community College - EDUP 201 Teaching & Learning Process (3 credits)

  • Great Bay Community College -EDUP 215 Behavior Challenges in the Classroom (3 credits) OR ECE 214 Theories & Strategies for Teaching Positive Child Guidance (3 credits)

  • Explore More Running Start College Credit Courses offered at Spaulding High School


  • Coming Soon!

Topics of Study

Foundations of Education I & II Topics of Study

  • Careers that involve working children and young adults

  • History and theory structure of the modern education system

  • Successful ways to work with all types of learners

  • Resources communities offer to support local schools and tools for positive collaboration

  • Instructional strategies and types of assessments

  • Academics and curricular planning

  • Health and safety of students and staff in schools

Career Pathways

Career Path

  • Teaching Assistant

  • Substitute Teacher

  • Childcare Worker

College Path

  • Associate Degree in Teaching and Education

  • Bachelor's Degree in Teaching and Education

  • Master's Degree in Teaching and Education

  • Doctoral Degree in Teaching and Education

College to Career Path

  • Teacher

  • Education Administration

  • School Counseling

  • Instructional Coordinator

Meet the Educator

Mrs. Patrice Hunt

Mrs. Patrice Hunt


  • Early Childhood Educator for 25 years

  • Mentor for rising educators since 2013

  • Coaching teachers at Head Start since 2018


  • BA in Early Childhood Education and Psychology from Anna Maria College

  • M.Ed in Educational Studies from the University of New Hampshire

  • Alt 4 Teacher Certification Program

  • NH DHHS Master Teacher and Individual Mentor Certifications

Other Interests

  • Spending time with my 4 kids, reading, gardening & photography

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