Welcome to the Department of Education
Do you want to be part of the most provocative profession in America? Are you interested in being paid to think about learning? Do you want to be remembered as someone who changed others' lives? Becoming a teacher in the twenty-first century is not for the timid, but it is a place for people who will commit seriously to the intellectual, social, ethical, and political issues that comprise American schooling. Forget the rhetoric you've heard, and come join us at UNH - learn with people whose careers are invested in the grand idea of universal, public Education.
The Education Department offers three programs of graduate study in education: Teacher Certification for those seeking initial teacher certification, Professional Education for currently certified teachers seeking professional advancement, and a Sixth Year Certificate in Instructional Technology and Digital Media Literacy. These programs represent the University’s commitment to preparing future educators for meaningful roles in teaching the youth of the 21st century.
Tips for Early Career Mentoring
As a researcher, I study new teacher induction and mentoring—the process by which new teachers are integrated into the profession in effort to ensure success and retention.
Building a Classroom Community with Responsive Classroom
This summer I had the privilege of attending a week-long professional development course, which exposed me to the Responsive Classroom (RC) philosophy, practices, and literature.
New Year, New Opportunities
The butterflies will always be a telltale sign of the new year to come- despite the years that pass. That is one thing I am sure of. Yet, the feeling of jitters before that first day of school is one of excitement and curiosity. It is what many would describe as “good nerves.”