Elementary or Secondary Education: Certification Only


Supporting materials for the certification-only program should be sent to:

UNH Department of Education
Attn: Director of Educator Preparation
62 College Road 
Morrill Hall
Durham, NH 03824

The Certification-Only program is an approved post-bachelor’s degree option available to students seeking a second endorsement or those already holding an advanced degree.

EDUCATION 500, Exploring Teaching (or its equivalent) is a prerequisite for admission. Provisional admission before completion of Exploring Teaching is possible in some cases.

Requirements for certification for all students:

  • EDUC 605    Educational Perspectives in Critical Times (4 credits) or EDUC 959 Issues in Education (4 credits)
  • EDUC 701/801    Human Development and Learning: Educational Psychology (4 credits)
  • EDUC 703/803    Alternative Teaching Models (4-8 credits) or the equivalent subject area Methods course (e.g., ENGL 892 and ENGL 810)
  • EDUC 751/851    Educating Exceptional Learners (4 credits)

Additional requirements for elementary school certification candidates:

  • EDUC706/806    Introduction to Reading Instruction in the Elementary Schools (4 credits)
  • MATH 601/801 and MATH 703
  • EDUC 900A        Fall Internship & Seminar in Teaching (4 credits)
  • EDUC 901A        Spring internship & Seminar in Teaching (4 credits)
  • EDUC 900A and EDUC 901A requires a colloquium or the completion of both EDUC 808 and EDUC 809

Additional requirements for secondary school certification candidates:

  • A major or its equivalent in the teaching area for which certification is sought
  • EDUC 707/807, Teaching Reading through the Content Areas (required for certification in Art, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, General Science, Physics, or Social Studies)
  • EDUC 900&901   Internship & Seminar in Teaching ( 12cr. – two semesters total)