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Spotlight on Professionals
Spotlight on Professionals aims to share stories from those working in childhood programs. This includes all professionals such as home visiting, early intervention, child care, Head Start, preschool, and afterschool. You can view previous editions of the Spotlight on Professionals as well.
Hannibal Career & Technical Center offers a high school Teaching Professions class, designed for students who are interested in pursuing a career in education.
During the practicum portion, students obtain over 75 observation hours in a variety of classrooms, including every grade level from pre-kindergarten to 8th grade, as well as special education classes.
Students in the class recently attended the DESE Conference on the Young Years (CYY). Attending CYY was a valuable experience for the students in the Teaching Professions class. CYY provided the students a unique opportunity to learn from experienced professionals in the field, to broaden their understanding of early childhood education, and to gain practical skills that will help them succeed in their future careers as early childhood professionals.