Office of Educator Preparation

The OEP, or Office of Educator Preparation at Plymouth State University, is primarily responsible for the Internship in Teaching that leads to teacher certification in New Hampshire. PSU’s teacher certification programs are approved by the New Hampshire Department of Education and accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation(CAEP) (NCATE). We are also a member of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education(AACTE).

The OEP works with the Council of Educator Preparation to ensure the effectiveness, accreditation and approval of teacher preparation programs. The Council is responsible for the development, administration, revision and assessment of all teacher education programs.

Assessments used in the internship indicate that our teacher candidates meet and exceed professional, state and institutional standards and have a positive effect on student learning, K-12. The OEP collaborates with school district partners, the state department of education and other educational agencies to maximize the learning experiences of teacher candidates. Our Internships in Teaching are characterized by collaboration, accountability and professionalism in continually improving learning environments.

In order to provide you with the best service possible, please use the following email addresses for specific questions:

Contact Information

Office of Educator Preparation
Highland Hall MSC 41A
17 High Street
Plymouth, NH 03264
Phone: (603) 535-2224
Fax: (603) 535-2454

Questions? Click on the links below to email us
Internship Placements
Professional Development

Megan L. Birch, PhD
Director of Educator Preparation
Phone: (603) 535-2860

Cheryl Baker, EdD
Coordinator of Assessment for Educator Preparation
(603) 535-2737

Valerie Comeau-Palmer
Administrative Assistant
(603) 535-2220