Beginning Educator Certificate (Alternative 1) (NH)

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Beginning Educator Certificate (Alternative 1) (NH)

Description
The Beginning Educator Certificate (Alternative 1) is for applicants who apply through an approved New Hampshire teacher program.
Certificate Valid for 3 years
Employment: Not Required

Reciprocity
The following states may accept this route:
Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

State Information
State: New Hampshire
Contact Phone: 603-271-2409
Contact Email: Cert.Info@doe.nh.gov
For more information please visit the state website: http://www.education.nh.gov/certification/index.htm

Minimum Academic Background
In most states, teachers must have a minimum academic background for certification.
The following is required for this route:
BA Degree + Completed State Approved Teacher Education Program

Basic Skills
In most states, teachers must verify basic skills in English (Reading and Writing) and Mathematics through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:

English:
Exam(s): Praxis Waivers Available. See Notes.

Math:
Exam(s): Praxis Waivers Available. See Notes.

Notes
Exemption from Praxis Core:
(1) a MA/MS or higher; OR
(2) SAT (after 2005), GRE or ACT Scores above the 50th percentile

Contact the Bureau of Credentialing to apply for a waiver to the Core requirement.

Teacher Preparation
In most states, teachers are required to complete training in education methods through a teacher program.
The following is required for this route:
State Approved Teacher Education Program
Student Teaching

Content Language and English Language Proficiency
In most states, teachers are required to submit evidence of content language proficiency and English language proficiency through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:

Content Language Proficiency:

Exam(s): Exams are language specific.

Notes:
The NH BoE has adopted the ACTFL OPI to establish proficiency in languages where Praxis is not offered.

Applying to the State
In most states, teachers must apply to the state Individually or through their local School District, or Teacher Program Institution. Requirements for the application are outlined below:

Application Submission: Individual
Online at: https://my.doe.nh.gov/myNHDOE/Login/Login.aspx

Copy of Academic Transcripts: Required

Copy of International Records: Required
Transcript Evaluation Required
URL: http://langcred.org/resources/transcript-evaluation/?fwp_agency_accepted_by_states=new-hampshire

Background Check
Required
Varies by District

Renewal: Renewable
Renewal information can be found at http://www.education.nh.gov/certification/eis.htm

A minimum of 75 continuing education units (hours) is required for 1 endorsement area. An additional 30 continuing education units is required for each additional endorsement.

Applicants submit professional development completed within the 3 year cycle.

A Renewal Form has been introduced for those educators who are not employed with a NH School District or NH Private School with a Master Plan.

For additional information, visit:

http://education.nh.gov/certification/prof_dev_master.htm

Notes:
Processing time is estimated.

Beginning Educators with three years teaching experience are qualified for the Experienced Educator Certificate

GENERAL NOTES FOR THIS ROUTE
Beginning Educator Certificate – ALTERNATIVE 1: The educator completed a program in a NH approved educator preparation program.

For a list of approved programs, visit: http://www.education.nh.gov/certification/documents/programapprovalbook.pdf

–Issued to individuals with less than three years of teaching experience
–Beginning educator certificates are issued for a period of three years
–Upon completion of three years of full-time teaching experience while maintaining a valid credential, a beginning educator is qualified for an experienced educator credential

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Published On: 3/31/2017 4:44:56 PM


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