Keene State College (KSC) Educator Preparation Programs have a long history of collaboration with schools in the Southwest region of New Hampshire, which provides the cornerstone for the ongoing development of educator talent in the state.
We continue to refine and expand our connections with school districts so that educator preparation is valued as a “shared responsibility” that is mutually beneficial to all involved in the process of preparing educators (NCATE, 2010; CAEP 2016).
We value each unique relationship that we build with P-12 schools, and realize that the diversity of school experiences in which our candidates engage is essential for their development.
Mutually beneficial school partnerships can have an enormous impact on the development of high quality and effective teachers as well as positively affect P-12 learners.
Download the guidelines: School-College Collaborations: Undergraduate and Graduate Programs at Keene State College (PDF)
Educator Preparation Advisory Committee
The Educator Preparation Advisory Committee was established in 2018 and is represented by a wide range of stakeholders and partners, including educators and administrators from schools in our region, and Keene State College faculty and staff. The purpose of the EPAC is to provide feedback about issues, policies, and practices that impact KSC Educator Preparation programs. Emphasis is on collaboration and exploration of ways in which KSC can continue to cultivate partnerships with schools in the Monadnock region. Our goal is to develop mutually beneficial partnerships that positively impact the preparation of teachers, school leaders, and most importantly, Birth to Grade 12 students.