April 17, 2018

New Hampshire Teacher Certification

Average Teacher Salary: $45,263
Average State Salary for All Jobs: $39,010

Coursework and Preparation Programs You’ll Need:

You’ll need a Bachelor’s Degree before you can teach in New Hampshire schools. There are no special undergraduate coursework requirements in individual subject areas for New Hampshire teacher certification. You will, however, need to complete a New Hampshire-approved teacher preparation program. A list of approved programs is available in this PDF:
N.H. Approved Collegiate Programs of Preparation
For a list of alternative teacher preparation programs, see the Alternatives for Certification section on this page:
Welcome to the Bureau of Credentialing

American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence

The New Hampshire Department of Education recognizes the American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence (ABCTE) as a certification body for teachers. Find out more at this Web site:
ABCTE New Hampshire Official Site | ABCTE Exam


For teacher certification in New Hampshire, you’ll need to take the following test for basic teaching skills:
PPST (Pre Professional Skills Test) Official Site | Praxis 1 Test
You’ll also need to take one or more of the following tests in specific subject areas:
Praxis 2 Exams Official Site | Praxis 2 Test

Reciprocity Agreements

The State of New Hampshire has reciprocity agreements to accept teaching credentials from most other states.

Facts about New Hampshire Teacher Certification

Differential pay support is available for teachers in high needs subject areas.
After teaching in New Hampshire for three years, a teacher becomes eligible for tenure.

For Further Information

You can contact the New Hampshire Department of Education about teacher certification at this address:
New Hampshire Department of Education
101 Pleasant Street
Concord NH 03301

Or you can call at (603) 271-3494.
In addition, the following official Web sites have information about the New Hampshire teacher certification process:

New Hampshire Department of Education
Bureau of Credentialing