Community engagement is central to our mission. The Education Department has collaborative relationships with multiple schools and community agencies. During the past four academic years, more than 144 school and youth programs, in more than 58 cities and towns, benefitted from 2,983 UNH Education students through over 730,218 hours of 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.
Education Field Experience Opportunities
EDUC 610 (1-4 credits per semester)
EDUC 610 - Field Experience in Educational Studies can be taken at the undergraduate or graduate level (as independent study, with permission of the Education Department), but cannot be taken for dual credit. EDUC 610 allows students to supplement their education course work with additional applied learning that expands and deepens their development as educators.
Enrolling in EDUC 610 allows students to earn up to 1 credit for every 10 hours completed in the field (maximum 4 credits per semester). Examples include working in after school programs offered by UNH Extension, 21st Century programs in participating school districts, tutoring through the Education Department’s Community Literacy Center, serving as a camp counselor, or being a curriculum assistant for educational programming at a museum. EDUC 610 can be completed in academic semesters, in J-term, and/or the summer. Faculty permission is required.
To enroll in EDUC 610, students must complete the EDUC 610 PROPOSAL FORM.
Field Experience Catalog
Field experiences are appropriate ways for students to supplement their education course work with additional applied learning that expands and deepens their development as educators. Field experiences provide opportunities to explore a range of teaching and learning contexts, gain valuable curriculum development and teaching skills, and build healthy, productive relationships with youth, families, and community members.
UNH Professional Development & Training
UNH Professional Development & Training offers a variety of non-credit, continuing education programs for professionals in education, counseling, and social work. Topic areas include General Education, Paraprofessional and Special Education, Counseling and Social Work, K-12 Suicide Prevention, and more. You can enroll at any time with flexible class formats that include one-day workshops, multi-day certificates, boot camps, and online programs.