1. Knowledge: Demonstrate theoretical, subject-specific, and pedagogical knowledge necessary to guide the learning experiences of students in the classroom.
  2. Research-based Methods of Practice: Ground classroom choices and justify decisions with current research of learners and learning.
  3. Pluralistic Pedagogy:  Exhibit the capacity to teach in a multicultural society, and the ability to draw from culturally sustaining pedagogical knowledge.
  4. Collaboration and Learning:  Engage in ongoing collaborative and lifelong learning to advance one’s own teaching practice, as well as the profession.
  5. Service in pursuit of Social Justice and the Common Good:  Advocate on the behalf of students, students’ families and the broader community.


Do you want to teach elementary school students?

Students who want to teach elementary students grades K-6, major in Education Studies: Elementary Education. Teacher candidates complete course, clinical, performance assessment and state, testing requirements.


Do you want to teach middle or high school students?

Students who want to teach middle or high school students major in a content area and major in Secondary Education. Teacher candidates complete course, clinical, performance assessment and state, testing requirements.


Select one of the following content areas as your content major: Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Natural Science, Fine Arts, History, English, Computer Science, or Modern Languages (Spanish or French) 

Upon successful completion of requirements, candidates are eligible for NH licensure to teach in one of the following areas  (For more information on specific Saint Anselm double-major programs of study leading to licensure, visit the catalog):

  • Computer Science K-12
  • ESOL K-12
  • French K-12
  • Music K-12
  • Spanish K-12
  • Visual Arts K-12
  • English Language Arts 5-12
  • Social Studies 5-12
  • Physics 7-12
  • Chemistry 7-12
  • Life Science 7-12
  • Mathematics 7-12


Do you want to teach ESOL (English Speakers of Other Languages)?

Students who want to teach English language learners in K-12, major in Elementary Education and minor in ESOL.

Our programs emphasize a strong theoretical base and practical experience. Its strengths lie in the use of reflective practice, 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 decisions and careful program planning are essential. Refer to the catalogue for specific course descriptions and plans of study.


Out-of-State Licensing

New Hampshire has reciprocity agreements with approximately 40 other states, extending certification eligibility is extended to a considerably larger geographical area. It is an individual's responsibility to contact the destination state’s Department of Education in order to obtain licensing requirements and guidelines in that state. Students enrolled in the Elementary Education major or Secondary Education double major should contact the state of interest to confirm specific requirements that may differ from those within New Hampshire (e.g. grade point averages, professional experience, testing requirements, and passing thresholds, etc.).