Teacher Education Conversion Programs (TECP)

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Curriculum for students entering program in 2019-20.

This post-baccalaureate program is designed for students who have completed a bachelor’s degree and would like to become a teacher or obtain an additional teacher certification.  Affordable and flexible programming options including evening, online, and summer courses allow you to work and go to school.

The mission of the NHTI education programs is to prepare effective, knowledgeable educators who demonstrate the critical skills and dispositions needed for teaching all learners in today’s diverse classrooms. Candidates are prepared to become reflective educators and life-long learners.

Teacher Education Conversion Programs resulting in New Hampshire Teaching Certification include:

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Chemistry (grades 7-12)
NEW! Computer Science (grades K-12)
Earth Space Science (grades 7-12)
Life Science (grades 7-12)
Physical Science (7-12)
Physics (grades 7-12)
Middle School Science (grades 5-8)

Mathematics, Middle Level (to Algebra I/Integrated I)

Mathematics, Upper Level (Pre-Algebra to AP Math)

General Special Education (K-12)

ESOL (K-12)

Approved by the NH State Board of Education and accredited by NECHE, NHTI’s TECPs are focused on the critical shortage areas for teachers in the State of NH.  Programs are financial aid eligible.

For more information regarding Teacher Education Conversion Programs please contact:

Kelly Moore Dunn Ed.D.,  TECP Director
(603) 271-6484 x4163

What Employers Say

"I have recommended the program to several potential educators because of its balance between theory and practice, its affordability, and the attention that the NHTI Education Department gives to individual growth. I have had experiences with this program from several different perspectives, all of them positive, which is why I was pleased to seek and offer teaching positions to two graduates of the program.”

~ Deborah Woelflein, retired, Principal, Merrimack NH

Transfer Information

Application Process:

  1. Applicants submit
    • a TECP application (Download and Print PDF)
    • official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate programs attended; candidates must hold a Baccalaureate and/or Master's Degree
    • current resume
    • two letters of recommendation (Download and Print PDF)
    • copy of teaching certification or NH Statement of Eligibility (if applicable)
    • PRAXIS™ Core Academic Skills for Educators Exam tests scores (http://www.ets.org/praxis/nh/requirements), if applicable (unless candidate holds a current teaching certification)
  2. Once the application is complete, transcripts are reviewed by content faculty to assess the candidate’s fundamental knowledge of the NH content standards.
  3. Applicants are interviewed by NHTI TECP Faculty. In addition to the structured interview, the TECP Director will discuss the requirements of school districts with regard to Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) as it applies to ESOL and Special Education teachers and will discuss the transcript review results.
  4. Determination is made regarding acceptance and the applicant is notified of the decision.

Program Requirements:

Candidates must maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least a 2.75 to remain in the program. A criminal record check will be required for working in the schools.

In order to be recommended for NH Certification a candidate must:

  1. Pass Praxis II in Content before student teaching/practicum.
  2. Successfully complete all required coursework.
  3. Successfully complete a supervised student teaching or practicum experience.
  4. Earn a passing score on the NH Teacher Candidate Assessment of Performance (TCAP) where applicable.
  5. Successfully complete an electronic portfolio that is approved by the education faculty.

Internship Considerations

NHTI has developed excellent practicum opportunities for our students to foster hands-on learning while simultaneously receiving credit. Nonetheless, the college's first priority must be to ensure that patients/clients/children/families are not placed in jeopardy by students during learning experiences. Therefore, students in internship, externship, practicum, service learning, and clinical experiences must demonstrate sufficient emotional stability to withstand the stresses, uncertainties and changing circumstances that characterize patient/client/child/family responsibilities. Furthermore, the student is expected to have the emotional stability required to exercise sound judgment, accept direction and guidance from a supervisor or faculty member, and establish rapport and maintain sensitive interpersonal relationships and confidentiality with employees, customers, and/or patients/clients/children and their families.

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Teacher Education Conversion Programs (TECP)
Kelly Moore Dunn, Ed.D., Director TECP

(603) 271-6484 x4163
Fax: (603) 230-9307

31 College Drive
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 230-4011

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Related Links

TECP Application
Education Ambassador Program
Center for Educational Excellence