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’s next NHDOE onsite visit will be in April of 2020. A targeted review of PSU’s on-line Taskstream accountability system will be conducted. In addition the following programs will be reviewed: Music Education, Visual Arts Education, Curriculum Administrator, Mathematics Education (5-8 MA) and School Counseling nationally accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).
PSU advanced programs are fully accredited. Initial Teacher certification programs hold probationary accreditation from CAEP through December of 2020.
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 Administrator||Nationally Recognized-C*||08.01.2019||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.
PSU is also seeking National Accreditation from the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP). Our accreditation visit is scheduled for March 3-6, 2019.