Be a Teacher
Pursue a Career in Teaching at UNH
Build curiosity, community and confidence in the next generation. Invest in your passion and in a career that extends beyond the classroom. Choose creativity and critical thinking, daily. Influence minds and hearts, and make sustainable positive change in the world around you.
Be a Teacher: WHY?
Over 93% of elementary and secondary education UNH graduates applying for certification obtained employment.
Source: NH Dept of Education Educator Search Database
Challenge & Variety
Since no two days are the same, you’ll have every chance to engage your creativity and critical thinking.
Make sustainable positive change in your community . . . and the world.
Quality of Life
Teachers in the US rate their lives better than all other occupation groups, trailing only physicians.
Alongside your major’s core classes, you’ll complete coursework in education and a student-teaching internship.
A master’s degree can accelerate the trajectory of your teaching career and jumpstart your earning potential upon graduation. With UNH’s Accelerated Master’s Programs, undergraduates who qualify can earn a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in as little as five years — saving time and money, and increasing their marketability. Of course you can also wait to take teacher preparation courses solely at the graduate level; however, this plan will take more than a single year.
No matter what you’re passionate about, UNH offers a path to teaching. Our programs prepare leaders — excellent practitioners who work toward improving education in and beyond the classroom.
For general information about becoming a teacher at UNH, contact the Department of Education.
Undergraduate and graduate programs that lead to teaching include