Teacher License Reciprocity: State Profile

Teacher License Reciprocity: State Profile - New Hampshire


 


Description Citation/Link
State certification / licensure website https://www.education.nh.gov/certification/
State information on reciprocity https://www.education.nh.gov/certification/documents/alt2memo.pdf and https://www.education.nh.gov/certification/documents/interstate_contract.pdf
Has the state signed the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement? Yes. New Hampshire is a participant in the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement.
Does the state have full reciprocity by statute for out-of-state teachers? No.
Does the state have additional coursework requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? No.
Does the state provide a test-out or other exemption option for coursework requirements? N/A. The state does not have additional coursework requirements in place.
Does the state have additional assessment requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? Yes, but not for all candidates. Out-of-state candidates must submit passing scores on the Praxis Core (or an equivalent Basic Academic Skills assessment) unless they document that they have held a full educator certificate or license in another jurisdiction. Some subject area endorsements require a passing score on a Praxis Subject Assessment (or an equivalent assessment) in order to qualify for a certificate. For certification in the Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Reading and Writing Teacher, and Reading and Writing Specialist endorsement areas, New Hampshire also requires a passing score on the New Hampshire Foundations of Reading test or an equivalent test. NH ADC ED 505.02
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Does the state have different requirements in place for experienced and inexperienced out-of-state teachers? Yes. Completers of state-approved educator preparation programs do not need to have teaching experience in order to be eligible for New Hampshire certification. However, out-of-state candidates who became certified through an ‘alternative route’ must document at least three years of full-time regular teaching experience under that credential in the past seven years in order to be eligible to receive an equivalent New Hampshire certificate. NH ADC ED 505.02
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Does the state require out-of-state teachers with experience provide evidence of effectiveness? Yes. To obtain an Experienced Educator Certificate, candidates must have at least three years of “successful” full-time experience as an educator at the elementary or secondary levels of education, being deemed effective or above according to the local evaluation system for two consecutive years. N.H. Code Admin. R. Ed 504.02
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Does the state provide special reciprocity for out-of-state teachers with advanced credentials? Yes. New Hampshire has three main licensure levels: Beginner Educator Certificate, Experienced Educator Certificate, and Master Teacher Certificate. Out-of-state candidates who possess a valid educator credential based on a baccalaureate or higher degree and who have at least three years of fulltime regular teaching experience in the past seven years may meet the requirements for an Experienced Educator Credential. A Master Teacher Certificate is available to candidates who have obtained national certification. NH ADC ED 505.02
NH ADC ED 504.01
NH ADC ED 504.02
NH ADC ED 504.031
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Does the state provide special reciprocity (or other supports) for military spouses? No.

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