The Professional Education Preparation Program at New England College provides a strong academic and practical educational foundation through experiences, both in the college classroom and in the K-12 field. Students are connected to the world of teacher education through coursework that blends together research-based best practices, application to the field, hands on experiences, and values embedded in social justice. During their time at NEC, students are provided a variety of opportunities to collaborate with their peers, faculty members, and practicing professionals in the K-12 environment. An emphasis on evaluating and synthesizing current educational practices and relevant pedagogy is woven throughout their time here.
- Learner and Learning: Demonstrate a commitment to life‐long learning and teaching enhancement while applying learning as a means of becoming agents of change who can effectively identify and meet the needs of diverse learners and communities.
- Content Knowledge: Analyze, reflect, and utilize research to improve one’s own practice for continuous engagement and improvement in pedagogy and content area knowledge and standards.
- Collaboration: Engage in professional learning communities to demonstrate an ability to work and effectively communicate with students, school professionals, and community members to understand, negotiate, and influence complex systems.
- Professional Responsibility: Establish high standards for professional and ethical practices to demonstrate a commitment to problem solving, decision making and compliance with school, district, state, and federal regulations.
Requirements for the Professional Education Preparation Program
- Complete the New Hampshire Criminal History Records check process.
- Submit passing scores for the CORE Academic Skills Tests or acceptable SAT or ACT scores.
- Maintain a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.75. *
- Complete the Acceptance into the Major Interview with the minimum required score.
- Complete a Portfolio with the minimum required score.
- Pass all additional standardized assessments required for the specific licensure program.
- Complete all requirements for the Culminating Clinical Experience.
- Complete all additional requirements as listed on the Gateways to Licensure document provided by the Director of Teacher Licensure.
- Uphold the New Hampshire Code of Ethics for Educational Professionals at all times. Failure to do so may result in removal from clinical placements and possibly the program.
*At the end of each academic term, the Director of Teacher Licensure monitors students who fall below a GPA of 2.75. Students who complete a semester with a resulting GPA of 2.74 or below are given one full semester of academic probation in the licensure track program. If at the end of the following term the GPA is at or above 2.75, the probationary period ends, and the student remains in the licensure track program. If the student does not meet the minimum GPA requirement of 2.75 after the probationary semester, the student is removed from the licensure track and placed in the non-license track program.
The online undergraduate programs offered for Education: Elementary Education K-6, BA and Education: General Special Education, BA are open to employees in a New Hampshire school district. Courses are delivered online with synchronous sessions.