Certification Testing Requirements

New Hampshire Basic Skills:

Candidates in educator preparation programs must demonstrate basic skills in reading, writing, and mathematics.  There are several ways a candidate may demonstrate their skill.  The most common is the Praxis Core Exam or the SAT waiver.

Content Knowledge

Passing the Praxis II is a New Hampshire Department of Education requirement for certification and a prerequisite for certain graduate programs (Elementary Ed, English and Mathematics) prior to the Internship in Teaching.

Foundations of Reading

Required for Early Childhood, Elementary Education (K-6 and K-8), and the Reading Writing Specialist Certification.

Certification Areas requiring the Praxis II:

K-12 Certification: Art, Music, Physical Education

5-12 Certification Programs: English, Mathematics, Social Studies, Science

PreK-3, K-6, K-8 Certification: Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education