Community engagement is central to our mission. The Education Department has collaborative relationships with multiple schools and community agencies. Last year, 748 education students engaged in meaningful learning in 89 schools and programs in 36 communities in the greater seacoast area to provide 129,383 hours of local community outreach.
Globally engagement under faculty direction is growing. Students have spent a total of 114 days engaged in Bhutan and Nepal for 1140 hours in meaningful learning in global communities.
The Community Literacy Center connects practicing teachers, pre-service teachers, youth, families and Education Department faculty around the commmon goal of excellent literacy learning throughout the state of New Hampshire.
Project SEARCH is designed to provide an on-campus, intellectually challenging experience for academically motivated high school students. The program has been in operation since 1983, and the total program enrollment ranges from 200-225 students.
Seacoast Reads places UNH undergraduate volunteers into local schools, libraries, and after-school programs to help elementary and middle school students improve their reading and writing skills through one-on-one support.
The Teacher Residency for Rural Education (TRRE) is a 15-month program for people who desire to become elementary, secondary math or science teachers for students in rural, high-need schools in NH.