Holmes Center for School Partnerships and Educator Preparation

The Holmes Center is responsible for the Internship in Teaching that leads to teacher certification in New Hampshire. The Holmes Center collaborates with school district partners, the state department of education and other educational agencies to maximize the learning experiences of teacher candidates. Our internships in teaching are characterized by collaboration, accountability and professionalism in continually improving learning environments.

The Holmes Center works with the PSU Council of Educator Preparation (CEP) to ensure the effectiveness, accreditation and approval of teacher preparation programs. The Council of Educator Preparation is responsible for the oversight of education preparation programs and their alignment with state and national standards.

PSU’s teacher certification programs are approved by the New Hampshire Department of Education and accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Education Preparation (CAEP) and Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP).