Accreditation

All teacher certification programs are approved by the  New Hampshire Department of Education and Nationally Accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Education Preparation (CAEP). Specialized Program Association (SPA) recognition is by program. PSU graduates from teacher certification education programs are eligible to apply for licensure in the state of NH. The US Department of Education maintains a contact database for state education agencies in all 50 US states for students seeking certification outside of NH.
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Twenty-one Professional Educator Preparation programs have full approval. Four programs have conditional approval.
     PSU Initial Teacher Preparation (ITP) programs hold full accreditation by AAQEP – June 2026.
PSU advanced programs hold full accreditation by NCATE -December 31,  2021.  Initial Teacher Preparation programs hold full accreditation to December 31, 2024.   
School Counseling holds national accreditation from the Council for the Accreditation of  Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

 

 

Specialized Program Associate (SPA) National Recognition

In addition individual programs can seek national Specialized Program Associate (SPA) recognition. Below is a chart of recognition status of PSU programs.

SPA  Program Status Next SPA Review   Program Status Next SPA Review
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Early Childhood

Nationally Recognized 08.01.2023 th-11 Social Studies Nationally Recognized 08.01.2025
tesol TESOL Nationally Recognized 08.01.2025  acei Elementary Education Nationally Recognized 08.01.2025
 ncte English Nationally Recognized 08.01.2023 AAHE Health Education Nationally Recognized 08.01.2023
 naspe Physical Education Nationally Recognized 08.01.2025 npbea Superintendent Nationally Recognized 02.01.2021
 ala School Library/Media Specialist Nationally Recognized 08.01.2025  npbea Principal Nationally Recognized 02.01.2021
 logo Special Education  Nationally Recognized 08.01.2023  screen-shot-2018-12-19-at-1-27-55-pm School Psychologist Nationally Recognized 08.01.2025