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Decision Points

Decision Points for Undergraduate Initial Certification Programs determine academic eligibility for Admission to Educator Preparation, enrollment in clinical field placements and recommendation for endorsement for NH certification. Students who successfully pass through Decision Points 1-4 are recommended for endorsement for NH certification. Early Childhood Specialization 2 ( Birth-Grade 3), Elementary Education, Secondary Education, and K-12 (Physical Education and Music Education) are represented.

Decision Points for Continued Progress in the New Hampshire Early Childhood Teacher Credential Specialization 1 (Birth to Age 5) track are also represented under each Decision Point, with distinct criteria for program completion.

Effective Fall 2017

Decision Point One

Eligibility Check for Admission to Educator Preparation Completed Prior to Methods/Practicum 1

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Decision Point Two

Eligibility Check Completed Prior to Methods II or 2nd Practicum

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Decision Point Three

Eligibility Check Completed Prior to Student Teaching

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Decision Point Four

Eligibility Check Completed to Verify Educator Preparation Program Completion and Recommendation for Endorsement for NH Certification (Certification Track Programs) and Eligibility Check Completed to Verify Program Completion for NH Early Childhood Teacher Credential (Early Childhood Program, Specialization 1)

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Location and Hours

Rhodes Hall, S111.

Open Monday–Friday,
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

To learn more about Educator Preparation Programs at Keene State College, please contact the Educator Preparation Office or the Department Chair for a particular program.

Educator Preparation Office
603-358-2286
229 Main Street

Keene, New Hampshire 03435