The preparation of teachers has played an important role in the mission of Saint Anselm College since 1920.
The Education Department offers a state-approved teacher education program leading to certification to teach the following.
- Elementary Education Major K-6
- ESOL (Teaching English Speakers of Other Languages) K-12
- Middle/Secondary Certifications
Include the following content areas: Mathematics (grades 7-12), Chemistry (grades 7-12), Applied Physics (grades 7-12), English Language Arts (grades 5-12), Social Studies (grades 5-12), Spanish (grades K-12), French (grades K-12), or Latin (grades K-12).
New Hampshire has reciprocity agreements with approximately 40 other states, certification eligibility is extended to a considerably larger geographical area. It is an individual's responsibility to contact the state of choice in order to obtain licensing requirements and guidelines in other states. It is advised that the state of interest be contacted to confirm specific requirements that may differ from those within New Hampshire (e.g. grade point averages, testing requirements, and professional experience, etc.)
The Teacher Education Program offered at Saint Anselm College is designed to integrate liberal arts general education, specialized content major, and teacher education requirements. Our programs emphasize a strong theoretical base and practical experience. Its strengths lie in the use of reflective practice; electronic portfolios to demonstrate state competencies; multiple opportunities for teaching in diverse classrooms; and extensive content knowledge. In doing so, it is not unusual that most of the student's electives must be utilized. For this reason early career decision and careful program planning are essential.