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Information for Current Students

Current students enrolled in one of the Educator Preparation programs at Keene State College can obtain information on advising, program-specific information and Educator Preparation requirements leading to certification.


Keene State College support students as they progress through their academic program(s) to ensure the timely completion of academic requirements and the appropriate progression through their selected Educator Preparation program.

Decision Points

Decision Points for Undergraduate Initial Certification Programs determine academic eligibility for Admission to Educator Preparation , enrollment in clinical field placement courses and recommendation for endorsement for NH certification.

Decision Points for Continued Progress in the New Hampshire Early Childhood Teacher Credential Specialization 1 (Birth to Age 5) track are also represented under each Decision Point, with distinct criteria for program completion.

Admission to Educator Preparation

Students interested in Educator Preparation apply for Admission to Educator Preparation ( Decision Point 1 ) and their continued progress is monitored through Decision Points 2 through 4.

Student Teaching

Keene State College Educator Preparation programs require students to complete a series of incrementally challenging field experiences from observation and analysis to full responsibility for the professional role. KSC faculty and cooperating professionals from the field collaborate to ensure that pre-service teachers develop the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to help all students learn.


Students admitted to Educator Preparation and who have successfully passed Decision Points 2-4 are then recommended for endorsement for certification to the New Hampshire Department of Education.

Tk20 Assessment System

TK20 is an integral part of Keene State College’s quality assurance system to prepare high-quality educator candidates. It is used for data collection, performance evaluation, and program improvement.

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