Certification
ALTERNATIVES
Certification Of Educators
• Certificates
– Beginning Educator Certificate (BEC)
– Experienced Educator Certificate (EEC)
-3 years’ experience
– Intern (issued for duration of plan up to 3
years)
– Master Teacher
– Paraprofessional (optional)
• Renewable every 3 years (except
Professional Certificates and Life
Certificates issued prior to 1976)
Endorsements
Teacher
– Examples: Chemistry, Physics, Elementary
– Grades included (N-3, K-8, K-12, 5-8, 5-9,
5-12, 7-12)
Specialist
– Examples: Guidance Counselor, Media
Generalist
– Grades included (K-12)
Administrator
– Examples: Superintendent, Principal,
Special Education Administrator
– Grades included (K-12)
Certification Alternatives
I
II
III
IV
V
In-state
Out-of-state
Competency
Plan (1 - 3 years)
Plan (1 - 2 years)
Alternative I
• Completion of teacher education
program approved by the NH State
Board of Education
– 13 NH teacher preparation
institutions/programs
** PRAXIS I and II if applicable **
Alternative II
• Completion of teacher education program
approved by another state
or
• Qualifying experience under certificates in
states participating with NH in the
Interstate Certification Contract
or
• Alternative programs in other states
**PRAXIS I and II if applicable **
Alternative III
• Demonstrated Competencies and
Equivalent Experiences
– 3 months experience required in subject
area
– Written documentation/examples of work
– Oral review board
**PRAXIS I and II if applicable**
ALTERNATIVE III
Year
1999
2000
2001
Boards Number Pass
Passed
Rate
67
47
70%
54
45
83%
39
28
72%
Alternative IV
• Individual Professional Development Plan
(1-3 years)
– Vocational Education
– Business Administrator
– Critical Shortage Areas
• Based on survey results
• Declared once a year
• Baccalaureate degree by plan completion
• Intern license for up to 3 years
**PRAXIS I and II if applicable**
Alternative V
• Site Based Certification Plan (1-2 years)
– Limited to classroom teaching
• Excludes special education and vocational
education
– Must have content major (30 credits)
– GPA at least 2.5 or 5 years successful work
experience
– Intern license for up to 2 years
** PRAXIS I and II if applicable**
Statements of Eligibility
• Alternatives IV and V
• Candidate submits
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Application identifying endorsement area(s)
Transcripts
Resume (Alternative IV)
$25 fee
APPLICATION
• www.ed.state.nh.us
• Effective August 18, 2001 Notarized
signature required (RSA 189.14g)
• E-signature being considered
NEW!
2003 - 2004
• On line application
• On line submission of employment
data
• On line renewal
PRAXIS
I
Basic Academic Skills Assessment
– Pre-professional Skills Test (PPST)
• Paper and Pencil
• Computerized (Prometric)
– Comparable Tests
– Alternate Test Pilot
PRAXIS (Continued)
II.
Subject Assessment
I.
II.
III.
IV.
V.
VI.
VII.
VIII.
IX.
X.
English
Social Studies
General Science
Secondary Mathematics
Middle School Mathematics
Biology
Chemistry
Physics
Physical Science
Earth/Space Science
PRAXIS (Continued)
III. Validation Studies 2002 – 2003
I.
II.
III.
IV.
V.
Elementary Education
Art
Music
Physical Education
World Languages
NOT CERTIFIED
• In Process of Certification
• Emergency Permission to
Employ
Re-certification
Employed Educators
1. All employed educator renewal forms sent to
SAU March , 2003
2. Renewal form signed by Superintendent based
on completion of professional development
plan
3. $80 fee (usually provided by candidate) and
renewal form submitted
– Must be postmarked prior to July 1, 2002
– After June 30, 2002 – late fee applies
PROFESSIONAL
CERTIFICATION
• Educators teaching under a
Professional Certificate must be a
part of Master Plan but DO NOT
need to be recertified.
Educators Not Employed
Under A Master Plan
• 75 Hours minimum
• New requirement for plan
submittal
• Transition to district plans
Standards Revision
• Superintendent
– Repeal of Assistant Superintendent
and Teacher Consultant
• Business Administrator
• Principal – will include an
assistant/associate level
• General Education requirements
• General Professional Education
requirements
RULES UNDER REVISION
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Special Education
Vocational Education
Music
Art
Physical Education
Guidance Counselor
School Psychologist
Elementary Education
English as a Second Language
Library Media
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