NHTI's Teacher Education Conversion Program is for you if you already hold a bachelor’s degree and want a license to teach mathematics, science, special education, or English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). We offer the following specializations:
- TECP for ESOL
- TECP - General Special Education (with certification)
- TECP - General Special Education (without certification)
- TECP - Mathematics or Science
Do you have questions? Contact Kelly Dunn, department chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 603-271-6484 x4163.
Apply for this program today on our Admissions page with step-by-step instructions and enrollment pathways build just for you!
Applicants are required to have:
- A TECP application
- Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate programs attended; candidates must hold a Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree
- Current resume
- Two letters of recommendation or reference forms
- Copy of teaching certification or N.H. Statement of Eligibility (if applicable)
- PRAXIS™ Core Academic Skills for Educators Exam tests scores, if applicable (unless candidate holds a current teaching certification)
Once the application is complete, transcripts are reviewed by faculty to assess the candidate’s fundamental knowledge of the N.H. content standards. Applicants are interviewed by faculty, and the TECP director will discuss the requirements for school districts with regard to former Highly Qualified Teacher and current Every Student Succeeds Act as it applies to ESOL and special education teachers, and will discuss the transcript review results. Determination is then made regarding acceptance, and the applicant is notified of the decision.
Candidates must maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least a 2.75 to remain in the program. A criminal record check will be required. To be recommended for the N.H. teaching license a candidate must:
- Pass Praxis II in Content before student teaching/practicum
- Successfully complete all required coursework
- Successfully complete a supervised student teaching or practicum experience
- Earn a passing score on the N.H. Teacher Candidate Assessment of Performance where applicable
- Successfully complete an electronic portfolio approved by the Education faculty
Students who complete the program are recommended to the N.H. State Department of Education – Bureau of Credentialing for licensure. NHTI also has transfer (articulation) agreements in place for students want to pursue a master’s degree. The NHTI Teacher Education Conversion Programs offers certification in the following areas:
- Chemistry grades 7-12
- Computer Science grades K-12
- Earth/Space Science grades 7-12
- ESOL grades K-12
- Life Science grades 7-12
- Mathematics grades 5-8, 7-12
- Middle-Level Science grades 5-8
- Physical Science Education grades 7-12
- Physics Education grades 7-12
- Special Education grades K-12
The Teacher Education Conversion Programs focus on areas of teaching that are in critical need in the state. Many candidates could already be teaching while still completing this program, and most could be hired as teachers upon completion.
The Teacher Education Conversion Programs hold N.H. State Board of Education Accreditation.
Program Learning Outcomes
The program goals include preparing the student with knowledge, skills, expertise, innovation, and enthusiasm necessary to succeed as a teacher; ensuring they are afforded opportunities for observation, exploration, and reflection in and out of the classroom; applying their content expertise and pedagogical principles in the teaching and assessment of learning.