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.

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.  The Initial Teacher preparation programs reviewed in 2017/2019 were Art Education, Digital Learning Specialist, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, English Education, Health Education, Math Education, Music Education, Physical Education, Special Education, and T.E.S.O.L.

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 ProgramStatus  ProgramStatus 
 th-4

Early Childhood

Nationally Recognized: August 2023 th-11Social StudiesNationally Recognized: August 2025
tesolTESOLNationally Recognized: August 2025  aceiElementary EducationNationally Recognized:August 2025
 ncteEnglishNationally Recognized: August 2023   AAHEHealth EducationNationally RecognizedAugust 2023
 naspePhysical EducationNationally Recognized: August 2025 alaSchool Library/Media SpecialistNationally RecognizedAugust 2025
        
 logoSpecial Education Nationally Recognized: August 2023  screen-shot-2018-12-19-at-1-27-55-pmSchool PsychologistNationally Recognized:August 2025