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.
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


SPA  Program Status     Program Status  

Early Childhood

Nationally Recognized: August 2023   th-11 Social Studies Nationally Recognized:  August 2025
tesol TESOL Nationally Recognized: August 2025    acei Elementary Education Nationally Recognized: August 2025
 ncte English Nationally Recognized: August 2023     AAHE Health Education Nationally Recognized August 2023
 naspe Physical Education Nationally Recognized: August 2025   ala School Library/Media Specialist Nationally Recognized August 2025
 logo Special Education  Nationally Recognized: August 2023    screen-shot-2018-12-19-at-1-27-55-pm School Psychologist Nationally Recognized: August 2025