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Decision Point One:

Eligibility for Admission to Educator Preparation Completed Prior to Methods/Practicum I

Early Childhood Specialization 2, Elementary Education, Secondary, K-12 Early Childhood Specialization 1
  • Successful Praxis Core Academic Skills scores to meet state standards
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher with minimum of 12 KSC credits
  • C or better in all courses completed to date for: Education Major and Option and Specialization (Early Childhood, Elementary Education, Secondary Education) or Major and Option for K-12 programs (Music Education, Physical Education)
  • Declaration of: Education Major and Option ( Early Childhood, Elementary Education, Secondary Education);Liberal Arts/Content Major ( Elementary Education, Secondary Education); Academic Minor and Specialization (Early Childhood Education); Major and Option for K-12 programs (Music Education,Physical Education)
  • Successful faculty review of applicant’s dispositions and self-assessment
  • Successful criminal record check results at the time of administrative Admission to Educator Preparation
  • See specific program requirements below
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 with minimum of 12 KSC credits
  • Declaration of Early Childhood Development Major-Specialization 1 and Academic Minor*
  • 3.0 GPA in Program Option Courses with no individual course grade lower than a C
  • No “U’s” on Dispositions, if available
  • Successful criminal record check results at the time of administrative Admission

Specific Program Requirements:

Early Childhood Program Requirements, Specialization 2: 3.0 GPA in Program Option Courses; No "1-Unacceptable" on Dispositions, if available.

Transfer students may have slightly different requirements, depending on articulation agreements and transcript analysis


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
603-358-2286
229 Main Street

Keene, New Hampshire 03435