Five new education certification programs were approved by the State Board of Education on May 16, 2001, including general special education at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, and graduate programs for computer technology educators, superintendents of schools, school business administrators and special education administrators. Graduate courses begin this summer, and undergraduate courses will begin in the fall.
“These new certification programs will address the critical shortage in the state in many of these areas and will provide students access and flexibility in reaching their professional goals,” said Dr. Dennise Bartelo, director of graduate studies in education at PSC.
The special education programs build on PSC’s partnership with the College for Lifelong Learning and address the need for special education teachers in New Hampshire. Theprograms in computer technology and special education administrations reflect the newly-created state certification in those fields.
President Donald P. Wharton said, “I am very pleased that the New Hampshire State Board of Education has approved these new certification programs and options. These programs were developed in response to requests by New Hampshire legislators, superintendents, school boards, teachers and principals. … The development of the administration programs was a collaboration between Plymouth State’s M.Ed. program and its MBA program. The State Board’s approval of these programs is clear evidence of its confidence in the College’s expanding role in professional education at the master’s and post-master’s level. We look forward to continuing our creative and mutually supportive partnership between the State Department of Education and Plymouth State College.”
For more information about the graduate programs, contact PSC’s Graduate Studies in Education office at (603) 535-2636. For information about the undergraduate program, contact the PSC’s Education Department at (603) 535-2285.