New Hampshire: College and Career Policies

Standards for professional preparation programs and learning facilitation standards are listed and must be met to be an approved program.

New Hampshire has not adopted any professional development standards.

The New Hampshire State Board of Education has authority over teacher preparation programs.

In the 2014-15 school year, New Hampshire will begin rolling out new assessments aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

New Hampshire updated the English language arts standards in 2010. These standards are aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

4 credits of English are required to graduate.

New Hampshire updated the mathematics standards in 2012. These standards are aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

Educators are required to get a minimum of 75 hours of professional development, and 30 additional hours for every additional endorsement they hold.

New Hampshire follows National Core Arts Standards in Visual Arts, Theatre, Music, Media and Dance.

Educators are required to get a minimum of 75 hours of professional development, and 30 additional hours for every additional endorsement they hold.

New Hampshire updated the English language proficiency standards in 2004.

In order to obtain a New Hampshire teaching license, an applicant must meet, but is not always limited to, the following requirements: must have at least a BA Degree, completed of a New Hampshire teacher certification program, and received passing scores on the required assessments. All state licenses are accepted.

New Hampshire adopted New Generation Science Standards.

Phase II of the New Hampshire Task Force on Effective Teaching has developed a state model for teacher performance evaluation that includes a component to measure student outcomes.

New Hampshire updated the social studies standards in 2006.

New Hampshire has standards in 11 different content areas including arts education, mathematics, physical education, English language arts, English language proficiency standards, science, social studies, health, technology/engineering education, information and communication technologies literacy, and world languages.

New Hampshire updated the health standards in 2003.

The State Board of Education has full authority to adopt standards.

The purpose of the New Hampshire K-12 Physical Education Curriculum Guidelines is to provide a vision for physical education in New Hampshire. The expectations for student learning at the primary (Pre-K–2), intermediate (grades 3-5), middle school (grades 6-8), and high school (grades 9–12) levels set forth in this document are to be used as a tool for districts, schools and teachers to make local decisions about a comprehensive physical education curriculum. As with other content areas, specific grade-level course offerings, and instructional methods, activities, and materials remain at the local level.

This is to include an algebra credit that can be earned through a sequential, integrated, or applied program.

New Hampshire updated the world languages standards in 2007.

These two credits include 1 credit of Physical sciences and 1 credit of Biological sciences.

Phase II of the New Hampshire Task Force on Effective Teaching has developed a state model for teacher performance evaluation that includes a component to measure student outcomes.

The New Hampshire State Board of Education oversees the certification process of its state's teachers.

New Hampshire updated the technology/engineering standards in 2008.

New Hampshire requires 8.5 additional credits for graduation.

The Bureau of Accountability and Assessment creates assessments.

New Hampshire requires 2.5 credits of social studies to graduate.