NH Early Childhood Education Certification and Exam Requirements

New Hampshire Early Childhood Education Certification and Exam Requirements

Note:  While we do our best to give you accurate and up to date information about your state requirements, we are not infallible.  State requirements change frequently.  It is your responsibility, and in your best interest, to double check certification and licensure requirements with your state’s Department of Education.


In New Hampshire, this program leads to a certification in Early Childhood (N-3)


1) Content Exam: Praxis 5024 Education of Young Children (OR Praxis 5022 Early Childhood Education: Content Knowledge if passed before 8/31/2015)

You must pass this exam in order to graduate and be recommended for this program and be recommended for certification.


2) Pedagogy Exam: New Hampshire Foundations of Reading
You must pass this exam to be recommended for certification. 

3) WGU Program Required Exam: a) Praxis 5001, Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects or b) Praxis 018, Elementary Education: Content Knowledge  

You must pass one of these exams, or a WGU Program Requirement exam previously accepted for the Early Childhood Education program, in order to graduate from this program and be recommended for certification. 
Note: Students who matriculated before March 1, 2012 are not required to meet this requirement. 

Visit these links for important information:

General Information about Licensing in New Hampshire

Registering for Praxis Exams

Submitting Exam Scores to WGU

Applying for your New Hampshire Teaching License






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