New England College also offers a postbaccalaureate conversion program to prepare individuals for New Hampshire State Teacher Certification in elementary education, secondary education (English, social studies, mathematics and life science), general special education K‐12, physical education K-12, and theatre K-12. The program is designed specifically for people who have completed a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university and seek additional courses and student teaching to fulfill state certification requirements.
Requirements for various areas of certification can be located in the Undergraduate, Education section of this catalogue. It is important to note, however, that, due to the No Child Left Behind law, all students must have a content major outside of education. Those seeking certification in secondary education already have this built into their program. While certification and meeting highly qualified status are different, elementary education certification candidates will be required to pass Praxis II, as well as in a Concentration in Science, Social Studies, Math or English. If you have questions about certification, please call the Director of Graduate Programs in Education, who can assist you.
Recognizing the unique educational backgrounds of each participant, New England College’s conversion program develops an academic plan that satisfies all the required education courses for the student’s area of certification, as well as any additional courses in general education and/or content‐related disciplines. In this program, it is also possible simultaneously to achieve certification and earn a master’s degree in education. Individuals interested in this program should contact the Director of Graduate Programs in Education.