Undergraduate Information

Now more than ever, teachers need deep content knowledge to be effective. This is why at UNH undergraduates choose a major in a content area (psychology, human development and family studies, English, math, history, etc.).

Undergraduate students then begin taking education courses, which lead to a minor in education or count toward teacher certification in elementary and secondary education, early childhood education, early childhood special education, counseling, and special education, at the graduate level.

Students interested in teaching elementary, early childhood education, counseling, or special education have the opportunity to major in any field of study outside of education at the undergraduate level. They then apply into a fifth year of study and a full-year internship leading to the M.Ed. degree and licensure in teaching. Students who wish to teach a specific subject (Math, Biology, English, Art, etc.) major in that subject and then apply into the fifth year of study and a full-year internship leading to the M.Ed or M.A.T. degree and licensure in teaching.

Students majoring in music, mathematics, P-3 early childhood, and physical education have the option of participating in a five-year program leading to licensure and a graduate degree. Or they may choose the four-year option in those majors, which prepares them for licensure at the undergraduate level. Students interested in the four-year option in these areas should contact the departments for information.

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About Our Students

  • Average undergraduate GPA of admitted and enrolled students in 2017-2018 – 3.49
  • Multi-year Praxis pass rate from 2015-2018 - UNH 91%, Statewide 88%

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