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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PSU holds conditional approval from the NHDOE through May of 2020. PSU’s next progress report is due in July of 2019.
PSU advanced programs are fully accredited.  Initial Teacher certification programs hold probationary accreditation from CAEP through December of 2020. PSU’s next NHDOE onsite visit will be in October of 2019. A targeted review of PSU’s on-line Taskstream accountability system will be conducted.
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
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Early Childhood

Nationally Recognized 08.01.2025  iste Educator Technology Integrator Nationally Recognized-C* 08.01.2019
tesol TESOL Nationally Recognized 08.01.2025  acei Elementary Education Nationally Recognized 08.01.2024
 ncte English Nationally Recognized 08.01.2025 AAHE Health Education Nationally Recognized 08.01.2025
 naspe Physical Education Nationally Recognized 08.01.2025  nctm Mathematics 5-8 (UG) 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 Administrator Nationally Recognized-C* 08.01.2019  screen-shot-2018-12-19-at-1-27-55-pm School Psychologist Nationally Recognized 08.01.2025
 npbea Superintendent Nationally Recognized  02.01.2021  th-11 Social Studies Nationally Recognized 08.01.2025

*Program in the final stages of submitting revisions to their national specialized programs.

PSU is also seeking National Accreditation from the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP). Our accreditation visit is scheduled for May, 2019.

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