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Decision Point Three:

Eligibility Check Completed Prior to Student Teaching

Early Childhood Specialization 2, Elementary Education, Secondary Education, K-12 
Early Childhood Specialization 1 
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75
  • Minimum GPA of 2.50 for: Education Major and Option ( Elementary Education, Secondary Education); Major and Option for K-12 programs (Music Education, Physical Education)
  • Minimum GPA of 2.50 in declared Liberal Arts/Content Major (Elementary Education, Secondary Education)
  • C or better in all courses completed to date for: Education Major and Option (Early Childhood, Elementary Education, Secondary Education); Major and Option for K-12 programs (Music Education, Physical Education.)
  • No “1-Does not Meet Standard” can be received on any applicable EPP Final Field Experience Evaluations from Methods II/2nd Practicum, from Methods/Practicum I, completed by instructor
  • No “1-Unacceptable” can be received on the Dispositions Assessment form from Methods II /2nd Practicum, completed by instructor
  • Evidence of discipline specific content knowledge, as verified by program (see below, implemented Fall 2017)
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 in all Program Option courses with no individual course grade lower than a C
  • No “1-Does Not Meet Standard” can be received on any applicable EPP Final Field Experience Evaluations from Practicum 2, completed by instructor
  • No “1-Unacceptable” can be received on the Disposition Assessment form from Practicum 2 completed by instructor

Evidence of Discipline-Specific Content Knowledge : Early Childhood, Specialization 2  : Minimum GPA of 3.0 in Program Option and Specialization 2 courses ; Elementary Education  : Passing scores on the subject specific tests required by NH for certification (e.g., Praxis II Multi Subjects and Foundations of Reading).


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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