Teacher Certification in ESOL

Course Number Course Title CL LAB CR
TECP 50C Introduction to Exceptionalities* 3 0 3
TECP 51C Foundations of Education* 3 0 3
TECP 60C Supporting Students with Challenging Behaviors* 3 0 3
TECP 61C Legal and Ethical Issues in Education 3 0 3
TECP 63C Instructional Technology 3 0 3
TECP 69C Cross-Cultural Education Seminar 2 0 2
TECP 86C Introduction to Linguistics 3 0 3
TECP 87C Language, Reading, and Literacy in ESOL* 3 0 3
TECP 88C Curriculum & Design and Assessment in ESOL* 4 0 4
TECP 90C Supervised Student Teaching/Theory, Practice, and Methods/Materials in ESOL Education or 2 30 12
TECP 91C Practicum, Methods/Materials, and Culture in ESOL Education 2 15 7
TECP 92C The Teaching Portfolio** 1 0 1

* A $25 fee will be assessed for all students taking TECP 50C, TECP 51C, TECP 87C and TECP 88C to cover the cost of clinical practice.

** If candidates do not complete the portfolio by the end of the student teaching semester, they will enroll in TECP 92C: The Teaching Portfolio (1 credit seminar) to complete the portfolio.

CL - Number of lecture/classroom hours per week for the course
LAB - Number of simulation laboratory, laboratory or clinical hours per week for the course
CR - Number of credit hours for the course

Curriculum for students entering program in 2019-20.

Through a combination of course work and field experience, candidates learn:

Goals: The goals of the ESOL Conversion Program are to prepare the candidate to bring to K-12 classrooms the knowledge, skills, expertise, innovation, and enthusiasm necessary to succeed as a teacher; to ensure the candidate is afforded opportunities for observation, exploration, and reflection both in and outside the classroom; to apply his/her content expertise and pedagogical principles in the assessment of learning in a practicum or student teaching experience working with English language learners.

This program is financial aid eligible.

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. During the interview, the Director of the Conversion Programs will discuss the requirements for Highly Qualified Teacher (HQT) with regard to ESOL teachers and Special Education teachers.
  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. 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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