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Educator Preparation

Ashley Lorrain

“Enter to learn, go forth to serve”, the Keene State College motto since 1909, exemplifies the educator preparation programs at the College. Not only do our students embody this motto through their work, but they discover ways to support their future students to “enter to learn, go forth to serve”.


Undergraduate Programs

Undergraduate Educator Preparation programs at KSC focus on an understanding of the teaching profession, the diversity of learners, and effective teaching practices, with supervised pre-professional experiences. These programs lead to a recommendation for endorsement for NH certification to the New Hampshire Department of Education.

Graduate Programs

Keene State College also offers post-baccalaureate, master’s and post-master’s programs allowing you to become a teacher, advanced special educator, master teacher, school counselor, or principal. These programs lead to certification or advanced degrees in Education.


Keene State College prepares competent, reflective educators. Each educator preparation program’s curriculum is designed to meet both national and state standards and is grounded in the KSC Teacher Education Conceptual Framework.

Keene State College is nationally accredited through the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and has continuously maintained this status since 1954. In 2011 the New Hampshire State Board of Education once again granted 5 year full approval to all our educator preparation programs, recognizing the College’s quality programs which ensure that certification candidates meet the New Hampshire educator standards. More about Accreditation

Field Experience and Clinical Practice

Keene State College educator preparation programs are committed to experiential learning. Programs require students to complete a series of thoughtfully designed and incrementally challenging field experiences, gradually increasing expectations for both time and responsibility in the clinical setting. More about Field Experience and Clinical Practice

Professional Development

New and experienced educators can enhance their knowledge and skills through various professional development opportunities at Keene State College. Graduate-level courses, professional workshops, conferences, and distance learning or weekend courses are available through the Graduate Studies Office, Continuing Education, and Southwestern New Hampshire Educational Support Center. More about Professional Development

Office and Unit Resources

The Educator Preparation Office works closely with the Graduate Studies Office and the faculty from the Elementary Education, Early Childhood Development, Secondary Education, and K-12 programs. This collaboration helps to ensure a successful educator preparation experience for each student that meets certification requirements and state, regional, and national accreditation standards.

Contact Educator Preparation

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
229 Main Street

Keene, New Hampshire 03435