New Hampshire Teacher Education Programs

(found programs from 16 schools)

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Teacher Certification in NH:
New Hampshire Teacher Certification Info

Follow the links below to find schools offering different types of teacher education programs in New Hampshire. If you are trying to become a teacher, and you plan on working in New Hampshire, you should definitely take a look at the Department of Education's website. The individual states make a lot of their own decisions about how teachers need to be prepared.

Also, as a rule, you should contact multiple schools if you are seriously considering going back for a degree or certificate in education. There can sometimes be very significant differences in tuition, admissions requirements, and so on, even between schools that you might think are very similar. So, it's always a good idea to contact a number of schools and do a little comparison shopping.


New England is known for many things, but it is particularly well-known for the emphasis that it places on education. That is why this region is home to so many top-ranked colleges and universities. The preparation of students begins at a very young age, which is one reason that New Hampshire has such high standards for teachers.

In the last few years, New Hampshire has been test driving PACE, an educational assessment program for all grades. Standards and processes are expected to keep changing until educational professionals find what works.

Contact teaching programs in New Hampshire to find out how you can use your skills to help New Hampshire students succeed.

Teacher Education in New Hampshire

Teaching is an extremely diverse field. Not only must you connect with and communicate with students, you should be able to follow school policies, develop and edit curricula to meet standards, utilize a range of teaching techniques, and work with other teachers. That's why you earn a Bachelor's degree or Master's degree. Certain graduates may also qualify for alternative certification programs in New Hampshire. The training provided at these schools is designed to make you a contributing part of the education system.

Spending some time learning about the curriculum for your program is an excellent way to prepare for your training. Elementary school programs tend to focus heavily on childhood development, teaching theories, and a broad overview of all core teaching subjects. Once you reach the secondary school level, you dig into one subject area and spend a bit less time on theory and technique courses. High school teaching curricula may include courses like Reading in the Content Areas, Writing in the Content Areas, Classroom Management and Organization, Adolescent Learning Methods and Styles, and Teaching Pedagogy.

If you choose to major in an in-demand subject, you may be able to earn quite a few scholarships and grants. New Hampshire Teachers of Mathematics is one subject-specific group that awards scholarships of $1,000 each.

Teaching Careers in New Hampshire

Several New Hampshire school districts are in need of good teachers, and a growing number of districts are willing to give new teachers a chance. By 2022, secondary school teaching jobs are expected to increase 5%; this is the same expected growth rate for special education jobs (O*Net).

To learn about which districts are hiring and how you can make the most of your job outlook, you may want to join a professional organization like the National Education Association of New Hampshire.

2015 Teaching Salaries in New Hampshire
  • Elementary: $54,780 per year
  • Secondary: $57,080 per year
  • Post-Secondary: $66,890 per year
Statistics provided by the BLS, 2015

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