About this course
This program is designed for individuals who seek certification in General Special Education by the New Hampshire Department of Education in General Special Education (K-12).
Through this program, students may pursue initial teacher certification in General Special Education alone or in conjunction with a master's degree. Those pursuing certification only (without a master's degree) will not need to complete the "Demonstration of Professional Leadership" component of the Master of Education degree.
The program begins in the summer and can be completed in one year. This portfolio-based program blends special education content knowledge courses with a yearlong internship experience. The internship may be conducted on the job (for students employed as a teacher in an appropriate special education setting) or in a field experience approved by the faculty coordinator(s) of this program. This program follows standards set forth by the National Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (NCATE), the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), and the New Hampshire Department of Education.