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Graduate Programs in Education

Keene State College offers Master’s, Post-Master’s, and Graduate Certification programs allowing you to become a teacher leader, special educator, or principal. In addition, KSC offers post-baccalaureate teacher licensure options.

Join us to learn more on Thursday, May 30 at 4:00 p.m. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Special Education Master’s (M.Ed.) and Graduate Certification Programs NOTE: This program is currently on hiatus and will not be accepting applications for the 2024/2025 academic year.

Earn NH state license as a Special Education Teacher (K-12), by completing the Graduate Certification program or M.Ed. in Special Education. Students from KSC’s undergraduate Educator Preparation Programs can extend their education by completing this program in one year. The M.Ed. combines certification coursework with a year-long internship and culminates with a school-based research project showcasing an area of expertise and leadership capacity in special education.

Educational Leadership (M.Ed.) and Post-Masters Certification Program

Looking to earn an M.Ed. and licensure to become a School Principal? Or, do you already have a Master’s and are seeking a Post-M.Ed principal license? You can accomplish either at Keene State College. Our Educational Leadership programs meet New Hampshire licensure competencies for Principal as Instructional Leader. In support of building school leadership capacity in Southwest NH, Keene State College is collaborating with school districts on various school leadership initiatives through the Regional School Leadership Consortium (RSLC) at KSC.

Curriculum and Teaching (M.Ed.)

Keene State offers three distinct ways to earn an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction: 1) a two-year teacher leadership-focused program for experienced classroom teachers; 2) a one-year intensive for recent graduates; and 3) a one-year part-time program for Granite State transfer students.

Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification Program

The Post-Baccalaureate teacher licensure program is designed for individuals who hold a Bachelor’s degree and are seeking teacher licensure. Candidates apply for the program following the Graduate Studies process and then take courses in KSC Undergraduate Programs to meet teacher licensure requirements.

Special Education Administrator M.Ed./Post-Master’s Licensure Programs

Looking to earn a M.Ed. and earn a license to become a special education administrator? Or do you already have a Masters and are seeking a Post-M.Ed. Special Education Administrator license? Keene State is now offering a Master of Education Educational Leadership: Special Education Administrator Specialization (36 credits) and Post-Masters Licensure Program. Both programs are part-time and designed to be completed in two years.

For more information see Graduate Studies, email or call 603-358-2290.

Contact Graduate Studies

229 Main Street
Mail Stop 2701
Keene, New Hampshire 03435
Jennifer Fritz
☎ 603-358-2556