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New Hampshire Teacher Certification Requirements

To become a teacher in New Hampshire, you must complete the follow steps:

Meet Education Requirements

  • To be eligible for teacher licensure in New Hampshire for any teaching position except paraeducator, you must have a bachelor’s degree in education or a related degree.
  • Twelve colleges and universities in New Hampshire offer state-approved educational programs.

Student Teaching Requirements

  • All approved teacher certification programs in New Hampshire require student teaching experience.
  • The duration of the student teaching experience varies depending on the school you attend and the program you choose.

Pass Required Exams

  • pplicants must pass the Basic Academic Skills Assessment (BASA) and subject area testing requirements. The BASA tests whether the applicant has basic academic reading, writing, and math skills.
  • In addition to the BASA requirement, candidates must take the Praxis examination for every subject they wish to teach.

Apply for Certification

  • Once you have met the requirements for teaching certification in New Hampshire, you can log into the New Hampshire Department of Education portal to start your application.
  • You will need proof of education (transcripts, test scores, etc.) as well as submitting to a background check.

Apply for Teaching Jobs

  • Once you have your teacher certification you can now start applying for jobs.
  • You can use job boards and search engines like Google to find open teacher positions in your area.

Most popular New Hampshire Teacher Certification Exams

Teachers in New Hampshire must pass the required Praxis exams to become a certified teacher.

Praxis®️ Core Academic Skills for Educators Tests

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Praxis®️ Early Childhood Education

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Official Praxis®️ Early Childhood Education study guide to help you pass your exam!

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Pearson Foundations of Reading

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Official Foundations of Reading (190) study guide to help you pass your exam!

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Praxis®️ Principles of Learning and Teaching: K-6

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Official Praxis®️ PLT: K-6 study guide to help you pass your exam!

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Praxis®️ Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects

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Official Praxis®️ Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects study guide to help you pass your exam!

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Alternative Routes to New Hampshire Teacher Certification

There are actually four pathways to teaching in New Hampshire. They are as follows:

  • Attend a state-approved licensure program. We discussed this one above; it is the traditional route.
  • Complete licensure competencies while employed in the role. Applicants who choose this route must have at least a bachelor’s degree and receive a statement of eligibility from the state. They must then complete a site-based licensing plan within three years to earn their license.
  • Demonstrate competencies prior to employment. Applicants can demonstrate their competencies by submitting a portfolio and submitting to an oral examination or by showing proof of teaching experience with a teaching license in another state.
  • Become a para educator.

How Do I Maintain Teaching Certification in New Hampshire?

Licensed teachers in New Hampshire who are working in a New Hampshire school system can renew their teaching credentials online through the New Hampshire Department of Education portal. You must have verification from the superintendent of your school that you have completed the required professional development.

How to Register For the Exams?

You can follow the following steps to register for your teacher certification exams:

  • Identify Your Exams: Determine the specific teacher certification exams you need to take. If you are a part of a certification program you should talk to your program advisor to determine which exams you need to take.
  • Create an Account: Visit the official testing service website and create an account.
  • Select Exam and Date: Login, choose your exam, and select a convenient test date and location.
  • Complete Registration: Follow instructions, provide necessary information, and pay exam fees online.

How To Study for Your New Hampshire Teacher Certification Exam(s)

To become a certified teacher you must pass your required exam(s). Luckily, we offer a wide variety of study guides to help you pass your exams and get closer to getting that teacher certificate. Our study guides offer practice questions, video lessons, quizzes and full length practice tests to ensure you are ready come test day! Our curriculum team studies all of the standards and competencies for the exams and cross-references them with the current and previous questions released by the official testing company. We then work with content and teaching experts to distill down what test-takers need to know. No matter where you are in the study guide, you can always see how the concept you are learning is aligned to the test standards.

Best Education Schools in New Hampshire

  • Antioch University New England
  • Franklin Pierce University
  • Granite State College
  • Keene State College
  • New England College
  • NHTI, Concord’s Community College
  • Plymouth State University
  • Rivier University
  • Saint Anselm College
  • Southern New Hampshire University
  • University of New Hampshire
  • Upper Valley Educators Institute

New Hampshire Teacher Salary Information

The average Public School Teacher salary in New Hampshire is $58,697 as of February 26, 2024, but the range typically falls between $49,011 and $71,597.

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New Hampshire Teacher Certification FAQs

What degree do you need to teach in New Hampshire?

In order to become a certified teacher in New Hampshire, you must possess a bachelor’s degree and complete a state-approved teacher preparation program.

Is New Hampshire a good place to teach?

Unlike its New England neighbors, New Hampshire sits near the bottom of the list of the best states for teachers.

Does New Hampshire require taking the Praxis exam?

Yes, teachers must pass the Praxis exam for every subject they wish to teach.

Do other states accept a New Hampshire teaching license?

Yes, New Hampshire has licensure reciprocity in place with 48 other states.

Can I teach without a degree in New Hampshire?

Yes, in some circumstances. You can either become a paraeducator or you can try to use real-work work experience as a substitute for classroom work via an alternative pathway.

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