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.
PSU holds conditional approval from the NHDOE through May of 2020.
PSU Initial Teacher Preparation (ITP) programs hold full approval through June of 2026 by AAQEP.
PSU advanced programs hold full accredited by CAEP. Initial Teacher Preparation programs hold probationary accreditation from CAEP. PSU’s next CAEP visit will be October 6rd and 8th, 2019. A targeted review of PSU’s on-line Taskstream accountability system will be conducted at that time.
School Counseling holds national accreditation from the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).
School Psychology holds national certification from the National Association of school Psychologists (NASP).
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||08.01.2025||Educator Technology Integrator||Nationally Recognized-C*||08.01.2019|
|TESOL||Nationally Recognized||08.01.2025||Elementary Education||Nationally Recognized||08.01.2024|
|English||Nationally Recognized||08.01.2025||AAHE||Health Education||Nationally Recognized||08.01.2025|
|Physical Education||Nationally Recognized||08.01.2025||Mathematics 5-8 (UG)||Nationally Recognized||02.01.2021|
|School Library/Media Specialist||Nationally Recognized||08.01.2025||Principal||Nationally Recognized||02.01.2021|
|Special Education||Nationally Recognized||08.01.2025||School Psychologist||Nationally Recognized||08.01.2025|
|Superintendent||Nationally Recognized||02.01.2021||Social Studies||Nationally Recognized||08.01.2025|
*Program in the final stages of submitting revisions to their national specialized programs.