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Requirements for Licensure

PRAXIS Exams

To obtain licensure in New Hampshire students must successfully complete the PRAXIS exams. It is the student's responsibility to arrange for the PRAXIS exams (Forms/Information available outside Education Department). Students are responsible for registering for the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core) and the appropriate Praxis Tests Required for Specific Licensure Areas for each area of certification you seek. It is the students' responsibility to find out which tests and subtests are required by the state in which they anticipate seeking licensure. It is the students' responsibility to determine what exams are accepted and required by their home state and by the NH Department of Education. Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core)  is completed during the spring semester of the junior year. Praxis Tests Required for Specific Licensure Areas are completed during the fall semester of the senior year. Classic Language majors are not required to take the second round of Praxis Tests Required for Specific Licensure Areas for certification in New Hampshire.

Criminal Records Checks

The Education Department at Saint Anselm College stresses the importance of strong ethical and moral conduct of those who will be teaching and influencing the lives of young people. The state of New Hampshire requires a criminal records check. All students on the Education Program track are required to be fingerprinted and have a background check prior to their first field placement embedded in ED 130 (Sophomore Early Field Experience). Returned background checks will be filed in the Education Department and should suffice for the students’ remaining field experiences throughout the program. However, if a student takes courses out of order or requests a field placement outside of Saint Anselm College’s partnering school network, additional background checks may be required. Please direct questions about fingerprinting and background checks to the coordinator of Clinical Experiences.