BA in Education for Licensure
The Bachelor of Education for Licensure program at Southern New Hampshire University is designed to introduce you to the field of education by providing an introduction to teaching strategies and theories, and leads to New Hampshire Certification.
Students can opt for up to two of the following concentrations: General Special Education, Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Special Education, Elementary Education, Social Studies Education, English Language Arts Education and Middle School Science Education. The program provides graduates with comprehensive knowledge of instructional theory and practice and culminates with a yearlong student teaching experience. Completion of this program can help students become more marketable candidates for teaching positions. In addition to meeting all degree requirements, students seeking certification must meet all testing requirements for their specific certification area as required by the New Hampshire Department of Education. Once all requirements are met, students can be recommended for certification.
Early Childhood Education
The BA in Education for Licensure with a concentration in Early Childhood Education degree prepares you to teach early learners in preschool through third grade in New Hampshire and many other states. You'll gain field experience and be prepared for a number of career opportunities in various classroom and other settings. In this program, you'll study child development, family systems and curriculum and instruction methods that reflect the unique needs of children from preschool through age eight.
Early Childhood Special Education
Make a positive impact on the lives of learners with a BA in Education for Licensure with a concentration in Early Childhood Special Education. This campus bachelor’s program helps prepare students for eligibility to earn teaching certification in Early Childhood Special Education (N-3). Teachers with this certification are qualified to teach children with disabilities from birth through grade 3.
The BA in Education for Licensure with a concentration in Elementary Education program will help students understand and prepare for the rigors of teaching in an elementary school setting. You'll feel confident that you'll enter the classroom with the knowledge, leadership skills and experience to make a difference in the lives of students. In addition to academic learning, students may choose from several fieldwork settings. You'll learn from faculty with real-world teaching experience who serve on local, state and national education boards.
English Language Arts Education
Turn your passion for English language arts into a rewarding teaching career with a BA in Education for Licensure with a concentration in English Language Arts Education from Southern New Hampshire University. This unique program equips you with the skills to teach middle and high school students to read and interpret literature and write for a variety of purposes. Students in SNHU's English Education program will gain a broad and integrated liberal arts background and the techniques, knowledge and experience to help middle through senior high school students develop to their highest potential.
General Special Education
As a special education major, you'll learn the skills essential to working with exceptional students - one-on-one or in general, inclusion and resource classroom settings. In addition, the BA in Education for Licensure with a concentration in General Special Education gives you the knowledge, leadership skills and experience to make a difference in the classroom. The program prepares New Hampshire based students for eligibility for teaching certification for grades K-12 in General Special Education. Teachers with this certification are qualified to teach children with disabilities in all settings.
Middle School Science Education
The BA in Education for Licensure with a concentration in Middle School Science Education program leads to certification for middle-level science grades 5-8. The program provides students with strong scientific knowledge and a good sense of science learning that take place during the middle grades. Throughout this program, courses integrate knowledge of science, knowledge of teaching and scientific knowledge for teaching. The program provides graduates with a comprehensive knowledge of instructional theory and practice while examining traditional and innovative research-based approaches to teaching middle school science.
Social Studies Education
Students in SNHU's BA in Education for Licensure with a concentration in Social Studies Education program examine traditional, innovative, and research-based approaches to teaching. Students pair classroom knowledge and theory with significant field experience starting first semester freshman year and eventually with a year-long student teaching position during senior year. Students receive a broad and integrated liberal arts background, with strong preparation in the techniques, knowledge, and experiences necessary to help middle and senior high school students reach their highest potential. The subject matter covers the primary areas of history, government, economics, and geography, as well as secondary areas of psychology and sociology.
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Our Manchester campus aims to keep tuition and related costs low for our students so that you can pursue your degree and your goals. More than 90% of our students receive some form of financial aid, and students who qualify could receive up to $20,000 in grants and scholarships.
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