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. All New Hampshire teachers are required to complete a state teacher preparation program from an accredited school in order to work as a teacher in the state. Fortunately, there are many colleges and universities that offer state-approved teaching degrees. For useful information on the various school options in the state, take a look at our lists of top-rated teaching programs, table of accredited, state-approved teacher preparation programs, and student reviews. Whether you are a new student or looking to change your current career, this guide can assist you in finding the right program for your career needs.
- There are 19 colleges and universities with teacher degree programs in New Hampshire.1
- 8 schools offer an associate’s degree in education.1
- 10 schools offer a bachelor’s degree in education.1
- 10 schools offer a master’s or advanced degree in education.1
- No schools ranked in Princeton Review’s Great Schools for Education Majors 2022.2
- 1 school ranked in US News & World Report’s Best Graduate Education Programs 2023.3
- 2 schools ranked in US News & World Report’s Best Online Graduate Education Programs 2022.4
- 5 educator preparation providers (EPPs) are accredited by the NCATE, TEAC, or CAEP.
- 1 educator preparation provider (EPP) is accredited by the AAQEP.6
For not-for-profit schools with teacher degree programs.
Table of Contents
- Teacher Preparation Program Comparison
- Top-Ranked Schools with Education Programs
- Select Schools with Teacher Preparation Degrees
- Schools with Associate Degrees in Education
- Student Reviews
Comparison of New Hampshire Schools with Teacher Preparation Programs
We have designed the following table to help you compare teacher preparation programs in New Hampshire according to various factors. All of the schools included are not-for-profit institutions approved by the New Hampshire State Board of Education (SBE) for the preparation of teachers. Completing a state-approved teacher preparation program is an important step towards earning licensure.
While accreditation from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) is not a requirement for licensure, it is included in the following table as CAEP provides a highly-regarded accreditation that is accepted in many states.
You will also find data on teacher preparation program enrollment, completion, and licensing exam pass rates by institution, for both traditional and alternative programs, for the 2018-2019 academic year in this table. These data points are collected from annual US Department of Education reports under Title II (Teacher Quality) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), which holds institutions and state departments of education accountable for increasing academic achievement through improvements in teacher quality. Traditional teacher preparation programs are usually completed as part of a bachelor’s degree program. Alternative certification programs are typically designed for career changers looking to enter the field and lead to a postgraduate certificate or a master’s degree. Many schools in our table offer both traditional and alternative programs. Take a look at our New Hampshire traditional and alternative certification guides for more information.
Finally, we have provided the net price per year for undergraduate tuition, based on the cost of attendance (tuition, books, room and board, and related expenses) for students who qualify for in-state tuition and fees, less the average financial aid award (including grants and scholarships).
|State-Approved School||CAEP Accred.?5||Trad. Teacher Program Enrollment7||Trad. Teacher Prep Prog. Completers7||Trad. Licensing Exams Pass Rate7||Alt. Teacher Program Enrollment7||Alt. Teacher Prep Prog. Completers7||Alt. Licensing Exams Pass Rate7||Net Price1|
|Antioch University New England||No||34||19||88%||—||—||—||N.Av.|
|Franklin Pierce University||No||60||21||88%||—||—||—||$27,121|
|Granite State College||Yes||187||67||85%||—||—||—||$13,051|
|Hellenic American University||No||—||—||—||—||—||—||$22,490|
|Keene State College||Yes||233||98||98%||—||—||—||$20,038|
|New England College||No||15||3||N.Av.||—||—||—||$32,024|
|NHTI-Concord’s Community College||No||42||8||N.Av.||—||—||—||$16,048|
|Plymouth State University||Yes||636||130||83%||—||—||—||$20,631|
|Saint Anselm College||No||102||26||86%||—||—||—||$33,292|
|Southern New Hampshire University||Yes||140||76||85%||—||—||—||$41,217|
|University of New Hampshire||No||170||142||92%||—||—||—||$24,847|
|Upper Valley Educators Institute||No||23||12||100%||—||—||—||$16,680|
- — indicates none or not applicable.
- N.Av. indicates data was not available or pass rates were omitted for confidentiality.
Top-Ranked Schools with Education Programs in New Hampshire
US News & World Report’s Best Graduate Education Programs 2023
- University of New Hampshire (#131 tie)
US News & World Report’s Best Online Graduate Education Programs 2022
- University of New Hampshire (#147 tie)
- Keene State College (#231 tie)
Select New Hampshire Schools with Teacher Preparation Degrees
Antioch University New England (AUNE) in Keene offers students graduate-level education degrees and certifications. Students can receive a Master of Education (MEd) for Experienced Educators with multiple specialties including Digital Learning, Place-Based Education, and Problem-Based Learning Using Critical Skills. First-time teachers may be interested in the M.Ed. with Teacher Certification, with licensure options in Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education, Dual Elementary/Early Childhood Education, or Dual Elementary/Special Education.. Several Waldorf teacher education programs are also available, in the form of M.Ed.s and certificates. AUNE also offers certificates in a range of areas including Dyslexia Studies, Mindfulness for Educators, Nature-Based Early Childhood Education, Waldorf Education, and Trauma-Informed Education.
Saint Anselm College is located in Manchester and offers both undergraduate and graduate study in education. Undergraduates seeking teacher certification can choose between a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree that combines either Elementary (K-6) or Secondary Education with state certification so that students can begin teaching immediately after taking their state board exams. Students studying Secondary Education normally combine their education degrees with a major in their chosen content area, such as Computer Science, Spanish, Chemistry, or English. Minors are offered in English as a Second Language (ESOL) (K-12) or STEM in Education. An Education minor not leading to certification is also offered for students with any major who are interested in careers in education but not in classroom teaching. The school also offers a unique 4+1 Master of Education (MEd) program in Special Education, in which students can complete a bachelor’s and a graduate degree in just five years.
Schools with Associate Degrees in Education
While a bachelor’s degree is the minimum educational level required to qualify for state certification, an associate’s degree can be the first step towards a career in education. It can qualify graduates for careers in non-licensed roles in early childhood education, after-school care, and related areas. The credits earned from an accredited associate degree program can also typically be transferred towards a bachelor’s degree. The following Alabama schools offer associate’s degrees in education.1 Schools with an asterisk (*) also offer four-year teaching programs and/or alternative route to certification programs.
Granite State College*
25 Hall St
Concord, NH 03301
Great Bay Community College
320 Corporate Dr Room SW113
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Lakes Region Community College
349 Belmont Rd
Laconia, NH 03246
Manchester Community College
1066 Front St
Manchester, NH 03102
Nashua Community College
505 Amherst St
Nashua, NH 03063
NHTI-Concord’s Community College
31 College Dr
Concord, NH 03301
River Valley Community College
1 College Pl
Claremont, NH 03743
White Mountains CommunityCollege
2020 Riverside Dr
Berlin, NH 03570
Saint Anselm College
100 St Anselm Dr
Manchester, NH 03102
Southern New Hampshire University
2500 N River Rd
Manchester, NH 3106
University of New Hampshire
105 Main St
Durham, NH 03824-3547
1. National Center for Education Statistics College Navigator: https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/
2. The Princeton Review. The Best 385 Colleges, 2022 Edition. The Princeton Review, 2021.
3. US News & World Report Best Graduate Education Schools 2023: https://www.usnews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-education-schools/edu-rankings
4. US News & World Report Best Online Graduate Education Schools 2022: https://www.usnews.com/education/online-education/education/rankings
5. Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP): http://caepnet.org/provider-search
6. Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP): https://aaqep.org/accredited-programs
7. US Department of Education 2020 Title II Report: https://title2.ed.gov/Public/Home.aspx