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Educator Preparation

In collaboration with cooperating professionals, Keene State College Educator Preparation faculty generated four themes to further elaborate on our shared mission and vision. These themes weave through our curriculum for beginner teachers and advanced-level professionals at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Keene State College Educator Preparation Program and its licensure areas strive to prepare educational professionals who:

  • Explore the dynamic nature of the teaching and learning process
  • Demonstrate professional and ethical behaviors and meet high expectations and standards
  • Understand the world through multiple perspectives
  • Contribute to a just and equitable world

Mission and Values
Undergraduate Programs
Graduate Programs

Keene State College has been committed to preparing future teachers since 1909. Keene State College Educator Preparation Programs designed our curriculum to be grounded in our Missions and Values as well as to align with both national and state standards. As of October 2022, Keene State College is nationally accredited through the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and has continuously maintained accredited recognition since 1954.

Our Educator Preparation Programs continuously value the accreditation process of reflection and improvement through reviewing our assessments, outcomes, assignments, field experiences, and data as part of our preparing the next generation of teachers to effectively impact today’s students and schools.

Full Accreditation Details

In partnership with area schools and cooperating teachers, Keene State College educator preparation programs create scaffolded clinical experiences that are developmentally designed so pre-service teachers grow into professional educators ready to lead their own classrooms. Clinical experiences span from foundational course experiences to methods/practicum to student teaching at the undergraduate level and internships for our graduate students.

School-College Collaboration
Cooperating Professionals

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The Southwest Center for Educator Support (SW Center) is the professional development component of Keene State Educator Preparation programs, and collaborates with educators and schools across the region and state to provide professional learning opportunities. We offer a variety of services to expand the knowledge and capacity of educators and administrators. Please contact us at any time with ideas about how we can support the professional learning needs of your school or district.

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Contact Educator Preparation

To learn more about Educator Preparation Programs at Keene State College, please contact the Educator Preparation Office or Education Program Faculty.

Educator Preparation Office
Rhodes Hall, N123 and N128
229 Main Street

Keene, New Hampshire 03435