Prerequisite Coursework in New Hampshire
All states require at least a bachelor’s degree to teach. New Hampshire does not have any additional credit hour requirements, although each field or subject area requires specific competencies. See NH Teacher Certification Standards for more information.
New Hampshire Teacher Certification Programs
Teacher certification programs can be taken online or on-site. They typically include an educational theory and classroom skills seminar and a fieldwork component of student teaching in the area. See the New Hampshire Department of Education’s list of N.H. Approved Collegiate Programs of Preparation for the Academic Professions for more information.
Required Tests for New Hampshire
Most states require tests to show competency in basic skills as well as in the desired subject area. New Hampshire requires the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators tests, as well as Praxis II: Content Assessment exam(s) for subject areas. Candidates seeking certification in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Reading and Writing Teaching, and Reading and Writing Specialist are required to also take the Foundations of Reading exam administered by Pearson.
You can learn more about the Praxis exams by visiting Teach.com’s Ultimate Guide to the Praxis Exams and read more about teacher certification tests on Teach.com.
Initial Teaching Certifications
To earn your New Hampshire teaching credential you will have to complete the appropriate amount of undergraduate coursework and standardized tests, as well as an accredited certification program. Learn more about earning your New Hampshire teaching credential through the New Hampshire Department of Education Bureau of Credentialing.
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