New Hampshire Teacher Colleges and Degrees Online Guide

This guide to teaching schools in New Hampshire provides aspiring teachers with valuable information on choosing the right teacher preparation program. Fortunately, there are many colleges and universities that offer teaching degrees in New Hampshire. These programs are designed to prepare future teachers for a long career in the education sector. For useful information on the various school options in the state, take a look at our list of accredited teacher preparation programs and student reviews found below. Whether you are a new graduate or looking to change your current career, this guide can assist you in finding the right program for your career needs.

School Facts

  • There are 21 colleges and universities with teacher degree programs in New Hampshire.1
  • 10 colleges and universities offer a master’s or advanced degree in education.1
  • Highest graduation rate*: University of New Hampshire-Main Campus, 77%.1
  • Highest transfer-out rate*: Colby-Sawyer College, 37%.1
  • Highest net price per year*: New England College, $27,967.1
  • Lowest net price per year*: Granite State College, $11,995.1
  • Annual undergraduate tuition range for teaching degree programs in New Hampshire*: $7,305-$35,810.2
  • One school ranked in US News National Universities Rankings in 2013 (top 100): Dartmouth University (10).
  • Two schools ranked in Forbes Top Colleges List (top 500): Saint Anselm College (160), University of New Hampshire-Main Campus (309).
  • Three teacher programs are accredited by the NCATE, TEAC, or CAEP (see below).*

*For 4-year colleges and universities with teacher degree programs.

Profiles of Well-Known Schools

Antioch University: Antioch University in Keene, New Hampshire offers an excellent graduate level education in Education, Counseling and Therapy and Clinical Psychology. Antioch believes in progressive education and has its roots in the educational philosophies of Rudolph Steiner. Their educational programs are for current and prospective teachers. Students can get their Med in Elementary Education and earn their teacher certification in just 16 months. They also offer a Med program for current teachers that allows students to study fully online during the fall and spring semesters then come to campus to take courses in the summer. It’s an innovative practice that blends the best of both worlds while allowing teachers to still fulfill their professional obligations as teachers. The degree has several concentrations including educational technology, educating for sustainability, teacher leadership, Autism spectrum disorders, applied behavioral analysis, and a self-designed concentration.

Dartmouth College: Located in Hanover, New Hampshire, Dartmouth College is one of the most prestigious colleges in the United States and is part of the Ivy League of schools along with institutions like Harvard, Yale and Columbia. The Education Department offers undergraduates the opportunity to obtain a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education as well as earn their teaching certification. Students can also get a minor in Education and/or human development. Students choose to obtain certification at the elementary or secondary levels. Students majoring in secondary education must major in their specific area of teaching such as history, math, science, etc. The program blends together teaching best practices along with a multidisciplinary approach to make sure the students receive a well-rounded education. The vast majority of Dartmouth Education majors go on to earn advanced degrees in educationally related degrees.

Top-Rated Teacher Preparation Programs

The National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) evaluated and rated over 1,000 college-level teacher preparation programs throughout the US (Teacher Prep Review 2013 Report). No programs in New Hampshire made the “honor roll” of 3 stars or higher. Read more about the NCTQ Teacher Prep Review 2013 Report.

The following teacher preparation programs in New Hampshire received the highest ratings by the National Council on Teacher Quality:

    Keene State College (Undergraduate Secondary) 2stars
    Plymouth State University (Graduate Secondary) 2stars
    Keene State College (Undergraduate Special Education)
    University of New Hampshire (Graduate Secondary)

The following reviewed schools were cited as problematic (no stars):

    Plymouth State University (Undergraduate Elementary)0stars

Teacher Preparation Programs Accredited by the NCATE, TEAC, or CAEP

  • Keene State College
  • Plymouth State University
  • University of New Hampshire

Read more about the CAEP, NCATE, and TEAC accrediting bodies.

School Programs for Becoming a Teacher in New Hampshire

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Schools with Teaching Degree Programs in New Hampshire

Note: Student Reviews are based on the experiences of a few individuals and it is unlikely that you will have similar results. Please review the “Data, Student Reviews and Other Information” section in our Terms of Use and Disclaimers.

Colby-Sawyer College
541 Main St
New London, NH 03257-7835
(603) 526-3000

Keene State College
229 Main Street
Keene, NH 03435-1506
(603) 352-1909

Plymouth State University
17 High Street
Plymouth, NH 03264-1595
(603) 535-5000

Rivier College
420 South Main St
Nashua, NH 3060
(603) 888-1311

Southern New Hampshire University
2500 N River Rd
Manchester, NH 3106
(603) 668-2211

University of New Hampshire-Main Campus
105 Main St.
Durham, NH 03824-3547
(603) 862-1234

Student Review: “The main thing that I really like about this program is the advisors. They do a really good job of making sure that you meet all of the program requirements and take all of the classes that you need. At some schools, it can be tough to figure out all of the requirements, but this one is pretty straightforward. I also like the fact that we get a good number of field experiences, such as doing observations of teachers, tutoring, and the internship. They give you a good idea of what the profession is like before you jump too far into the program. The program also allows us to take a lot of courses in our subject area. I’m an English education major, and I’ve gotten to take a lot of courses in literature and writing. These classes are really interesting and I feel like they do a good job of making me feel prepared to teach the content when the time comes.” -Student at University of New Hampshire

White Mountains Community College
2020 Riverside Road
Berlin, NH 3570
(603) 752-1113

1. National Center for Education Statistics College Navigator: https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/
2. Niche College Search: https://www.niche.com/colleges/search/best-colleges-for-education/