August 6, 2020

Information night scheduled for Aug. 17, 2020, via Zoom Webinar

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CONCORD—Looking for that second career? Consider becoming a teacher through NHTI – Concord’s Community College’s expedited pathway to teacher certification. In partnership with the N.H. Department of Education (DOE), NHTI is the only community college in New England to offer a teacher licensure program. The college will hold an information night on Monday, Aug. 17, via Zoom webinar from 6-7 p.m.


You are eligible to participate in NHTI’s Teacher Education Conversion Program (TECP) if you have a bachelor’s degree in any subject and have taken two college courses/passed a standardized test in the subject in which you’ll be teaching. The information night is a great opportunity to see how the model can work for you. Qualified individuals can start teaching right away through the program and can complete NHTI’s certificate in two years as a part-time student.


“For the many people who are thinking about changing careers or have always felt drawn to teaching, we strongly suggest learning about our unique Teacher Education Conversion Program,” said Kelly Moore Dunn, EdD, TECP department chair. “This event is a great opportunity to meet with faculty and alumni of the program. NHTI, working closely with N.H. DOE, has simplified the process so you can quickly transition into a teaching role.”

“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,” said Deborah Woelflein, a former principal in the Merrimack school district. “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.”

The critical shortages have existed for more than 30 years across the country due to a continuing decline in undergraduate students pursuing teaching degrees in these fields. NHTI, with its focus on adult learners, is uniquely qualified to offer the TECP, which is now in its eleventh year. For more information, contact Kelly Moore Dunn at 603-271-6484 x4163,


NHTI – Concord’s Community College

NHTI is a dynamic public institution of higher learning that provides accessible, rigorous education for students, businesses, and the community. We create pathways for lifelong learning, career advancement, and civic engagement, offering 90+ academic programs to 4,600+ students annually. NHTI is a member of the Community College System of New Hampshire and since 1969 has been accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education, a nongovernmental, nationally recognized accrediting agency.

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