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
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|
|Nationally Recognized||08.01.2023||Social Studies||Nationally Recognized||08.01.2025|
|TESOL||Nationally Recognized||08.01.2025||Elementary Education||Nationally Recognized||08.01.2025|
|English||Nationally Recognized||08.01.2023||AAHE||Health Education||Nationally Recognized||08.01.2023|
|Physical Education||Nationally Recognized||08.01.2025||Superintendent||Nationally Recognized||02.01.2021|
|School Library/Media Specialist||Nationally Recognized||08.01.2025||Principal||Nationally Recognized||02.01.2021|
|Special Education||Nationally Recognized||08.01.2023||School Psychologist||Nationally Recognized||08.01.2025|