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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).

Early Childhood Specialization 2, Elementary Education, Secondary Education, K-12 
Early Childhood Specialization 1 
  • Degree completion (clearance from Registrar)
  • 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)
  • Successful completion of NH state and program-specific testing requirements for certification with requisite scores achieved, as applicable to program.
  • No “1-Does Not Meet Standard” and no more than 2 “2-Progress Toward Meeting Standard” can be received on the EPP Final Field Experience Evaluation form from Student Teaching, completed by college supervisor (Secondary Education, K-12) or site supervisor ( Early Childhood, Elementary Education). The student teaching faculty of record, in consultation with the site supervisor evaluations, will assess whether the student has successfully passed this portion of Decision Point 4.
  • A “2-Developing” or a “3-Acceptable” must be achieved in the Dispositions Assessment form from Student Teaching, completed by college supervisor (Secondary Education, K-12) or site supervisor (Early Childhood, Elementary Education.) The student teaching faculty of record, in consultation with the site supervisor evaluations, will assess whether the student has successfully passed this portion of Decision Point 4.
  • See specific program requirements below
  • Degree completion (clearance from Registrar)
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 
  • Completion of declared academic minor
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 in Program Option courses (EDUC 111 or 100 or 121, EDSP 202, EDUC 205, Math 171, EDUC 211, EDUC 314, EDUC 315, EDUC 412, and EDUC 414) and Specialization 1 courses with no individual course grade lower than a C.
  • No “1-Does Not Meet Standard” and no more than 2 “2-Progress Towards Meeting Standard” can be received on the EPP Final Field Experience Evaluation form from Student Teaching, completed by college/site supervisor. The student teaching faculty of record, in consultation with the college/site supervisor evaluations, will assess whether the student has successfully passed this portion of Decision Point 4.
  • A “D-Developing” or a “A-Acceptable” must be achieved in the Dispositions Assessment form from Student Teaching, completed by college/site supervisor. The student teaching faculty of record, in consultation with the college/site supervisor evaluations, will assess whether the student has successfully passed this portion of Decision Point 4.

Specific Program Requirements: Early Childhood Program: minimum GPA of 3.0 in Program Option and Specialization 2 courses


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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