2018-2019 Residential Undergraduate Catalog 
    Aug 13, 2020  
2018-2019 Residential Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Educational Communities, B.A.

Requirements for Acceptance to Educational Communities


Complete the application form.  Develop an essay indicating why you want to be in the Educational Communities major. What is it you hope to accomplish as a result and how does being in the major assist you in accomplishing your career goals.  Attach to the application form your essay and a current transcript.  Submit to the Director of Teacher Education.


Minimum requirements for acceptance are:

  • grades of C or better in WR 1010 ;
  • a grade of B- or better in ED 1000  Issues in Professional Practice and School Law;
  • completion of Math 1015 Number Sense or Math 1000 or above with a grade of C or higher;
  • a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75 for acceptance into and retention in the major;
  • sophomore status; and
  • permission of the Director of Teacher Education and Placement.

The faculty in the Education Department will review the applicant’s essay and transcript and the Director of Teacher Education and Placement will notify the applicant of his/her status Those who are ineligible to continue will be asked to meet with their academic advisor to discuss alternatives. Students will be evaluated for acceptance/retention into the major using the basic criteria as set forth by the State of New Hampshire, which include:

  • quality of scholarship;
  • leadership potential;
  • physical and mental health appropriate to the tasks to be performed;
  • acceptable voice and speech characteristics;
  • competency in oral and written English;
  • competency in mathematics;
  • participation in extracurricular activities;
  • competency in the major area of study;
  • competency in the professional sequence of study;
  • successful performance in professional experiences; and
  • personal characteristics.


If accepted, the student must keep the following in mind:

  • to be retained in the major the student must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75; minimum major GPA changed to 2.0 Spring 2019
  • students are responsible for knowing the requirements associated with the major; and
  • the student must have an academic advisor in education.

Educational Communities Major


Concentration Courses

Must take a minimum of four courses (16 credits) determined in consultation with your advisor and linked to your career aspiration (paraeducator, outdoor education, private school, non-profit).


Electives that help you attain the required 120 credits for graduation.