Individuals interested in becoming teachers or earning additional certifications have many colleges from which to choose. These colleges not only offer programs that meet the educational requirements of the state of New Hampshire but they also offers programs that help teachers add additional credentials to their current teaching licenses.
The state of New Hampshire also participates in the alternative certification program authorized by The American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence (ABCTE), which helps students earning teaching certification through a non-traditional path. Learn more about the various teaching schools in New Hampshire.
Franklin Pierce University offers an online master degree program that helps teacher obtain certification in elementary education, middle/secondary education in life sciences, curriculum and instruction, and general special education. FPU also offers an accelerated option where student can earn just the M.Ed degree in 12 months or earn the degree and certification in 18 months. These programs are 100% online.
New England College offers several online/hybrid options in graduate programs. Plymouth State University offers online master degree programs in curriculum and instruction and in education technology integrator. Online education programs are also offered at Southern New Hampshire University.
Antioch University offers a 4-semester program that helps the student obtain certification in elementary, early childhood and special education. It runs two day per week, includes an internship and can be completed in 16 months. Licensed teachers that are just interested in obtaining certifications may benefit from the programs New England College has to offer. New England College has a school principal certification program offered both on campus and online. This program also includes residencies and internships. Various education certification programs are offered at Plymouth State University.
Antioch University – New England has a Master in Education in Elementary/Early Childhood program that offers concentrations in science and arts and humanities. This program also offers additional certifications for teachers interested in teaching middle or high school students. Antioch University also has a Master of Education for Working Teachers program designed for licensed teachers who wish to advance to a higher level in their careers. This program, which offers eight areas of concentration, includes both classroom courses, online studies, and three practicum courses.
New England College has a Master of Education program that offers concentrations in curriculum and instruction; educational leadership; literacy/language arts; school climate leadership; and special education. An interesting fact about this program is that it offers on-campus, online or hybrid options to offer students the maximum flexibility. The master degree programs at Plymouth State University offer concentrations in curriculum and instruction, educational leadership, elementary education, language education, health education and online instructional design, among many others.