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Educator Preparation Office

The Educator Preparation Office collaborates with educator preparation academic programs, placement sites, and state and federal agencies. We work to ensure a successful educator preparation experience for each student. These School-Collaborations help to ensure a successful educator preparation experience for each student that meets certification requirements and state, regional, and national accreditation standards.

Enrolled Students come to the office for resources on program progression and the Decision Points, testing support and registration, application materials, and certification information.

The Educator Preparation Office also supports and has resources for our Cooperating Professionals.


The Educator Preparation Office Staff consists of:

Kate Leinster-O’Connor, Associate Director of Educator Preparation
Kate serves as Educator Preparation Office administration, overseeing KSC’s state and national processes and policies related to student progression. Kate also serves as the liaison with field placement sites working with students, faculty, and cooperating professionals.

The current Certification officers are Dr. Tanya Sturtz (Director of Educator Preparation and Education Department Chairperson) and Kate Leinster-O’Connor (Associate Director of Educator Preparation).

Emily McGuiness, Information Support Technician
Emily focuses on educator preparation student population testing and certification data and support, Tk20 field placement assessment support, certification support, and standardized test registration support. Emily also provides administrative support to the field placement process.

* Administrative Assistant*
Focuses on Admission to Educator Preparation processes, Standardized test registration support, cooperating professional payment processes, and administrative support for the state criminal background check process.

Come visit the office to get your questions answered or to get resources or contact KSC Educator Preparation Faculty for specific program questions.

Office Location and Hours

The Educator Preparation Office is located in Rhodes Hall, N123 and N128 with the Educator Preparation Resource Center located in Rhodes N128. Educator Preparation Office is open from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. You can contact the Educator Preparation Office at 603-358-2286.

Learn more about the Educator Preparation Staff and KSC Educator Preparation Faculty and please contact with questions.

Contact Educator Preparation

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

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Open Monday–Friday,
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

We are in Rhodes Hall, N123 and N128.