Become the teacher you’ve always wanted to be.
Develop your teaching skills in just 13 months through dynamic, collaborative, interactive coursework, and two internships. By learning how to engage students through hands-on education and experiential learning methods, including developmentally appropriate teaching, thematically focused pedagogy, integrated curriculum, and place-based learning, you’ll promote student success and achievement like never before.
This degree is offered by AU New England.
Join a vibrant group of faculty and students dedicated to creating inclusive classrooms that celebrate childhood and learning through books, play, art, music and time in the natural world. Develop your teaching skills in our dynamic, hands-on classes and through two student teaching placements.
If you have already earned an undergraduate degree, this program allows you to complete a master’s of education (MEd) graduate degree and gain initial teacher licensure for the following:
- Elementary Teacher Certification
- Early Childhood Education Certification
- Dual Elementary/Special Education Certification
- Dual Elementary/Early Childhood Education Certification also available
Interstate teacher certification agreement means you can be certified to teach in other states
Our certification programs meet the requirements for New Hampshire Teacher Certification. Plus, New Hampshire participates in the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) Interstate Agreement, established to encourage cooperation and facilitate mobility and licensing between states. Great news if you want to teach in another state!
- Summer Start: 3-week residency on campus in July, plus online classes
- Fall and Spring Classes: Classes meet the first Friday afternoon and Saturday of each month, plus online. Internship Monday to Thursday.
- Final Summer: 3-week residency on campus in July, plus online classes
- Credits: 40-42
- Finish: 4 semesters
This program allows you to complete a master’s of education (MEd) graduate degree and gain initial teacher licensure.
New Hampshire’s Unique Educational Experiment
The state of New Hampshire is currently engaged in one of the most progressive educational experiments in the nation. All colleges and universities that provide educator development have joined together into a formal network designed to offer our students the highest quality in teacher preparation. We are currently in the process of piloting a new portfolio process for certification called the TCAP, which is based on having students demonstrate, through their student teaching and course work, that they have met all of the highest competencies required to teach. This is all part of the State’s on-going effort to transform teaching and learning.
Criminal Background Checks & Standardized Testing
NH state law [RSA 189:13-a(IX)(b)] requires criminal history record checks, for students who enroll in an educator preparation program at an institution of higher education. Additional criminal history record checks, administered by the placement district(s), are required for student teachers and interns. Additionally, local school districts may require a background check prior to the start of any field experience, and students must comply with the local policies. The cost of all background checks are out-of-pocket costs borne by the student. Your AUNE admissions counselor will provide you with the correct form for your licensure area.
All applicants to a New Hampshire Professional Educator Preparation Program must provide documentation of passing scores on a nationally recognized standardized test of basic skills, most commonly, the Praxis reading, writing, and math tests (Praxis Core). It may also be possible to fulfill this requirement by submitting SAT, ACT, or GRE scores to the NH Department of Education for confirmation of passing scores for the year the test was completed. Comparable state-level tests, like The Massachusetts Test for Educator Licensure can also be considered. Please ask your admissions counselor for further guidance if you have questions about this requirement. Complete Praxis Testing Requirements for licensure in New Hampshire can be found at www.ets.org/praxis/nh/