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Randy Hanson
Academic Dean & Professor
School of Business & Social Sciences

Child Development Education Prep

Shape Young Minds

Live with a deep sense of purpose as an elementary school teacher — guiding and motivating children by creating meaningful educational experiences.

An Accelerated Program as Easy as 1-2-3 … 4!

While other postgraduate teacher certification programs require at least an additional year of full-time study following the undergraduate degree, Colby-Sawyer’s accelerated program allows you to earn your Colby-Sawyer bachelor’s degree in just 3.5 carefully-planned years. Then, after a half-year of graduate work at the Upper Valley Educators Institute (UVEI), you can qualify for a NH teaching license.

Experience is the Best Teacher

Combine courses in child development with an education program focused on learning theory, curriculum planning, teaching methods and classroom management. Apply your learning during supervised, full-time classroom internship experiences with skilled teachers who will guide, support, and mentor you.

In a Class by Yourself

With an impressive resume that combines advanced learning with full-time classroom experience, you’ll have an edge during the hiring process. School districts want freshly certified teachers who also have practical experience — and that’s exactly what you’ll bring to the table.

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A Dream Team

Colby-Sawyer proudly partners with Upper Valley Educators Institute (UVEI), a highly respected organization with more than 50 years of experience helping to prepare knowledgeable and passionate educators.