General Information from NHDOE

Post date: Oct 1, 2016 10:37:35 PM

Alternative 4 or Alternative 5 Certification Plans

Please note that candidates for alternative certification in your school

district who were hired over the summer and have a Statement of Eligibility

(SOE) should complete their individual professional development plan (IPDP)

as soon as possible after the date of hire. It is expected that an

Alternative 4/5 candidate for New Hampshire certification will construct a

professional development plan for that certification area that is just as

rigorous as if they are enrolled in a teacher preparation program at an

institution of higher education. A portfolio of evidence that documents

completion of the appropriate competencies must be submitted as part of the

end of plan for full certification. If you have questions about this

process or need assistance please contact the Bureau of Credentialing.

There is a new power point on the certification web page to assist with the

alternative pathways. http://education.nh.gov/certification/index.htm

Contact: Bill Ross, (603) 271-2407 William.Ross@doe.nh.gov (Alt. 4) or

Christine Zinkand, (603) 271-3873, Christine.Zinkand@doe.nh.gov (Alt. 5)

If you want to learn more about the NH Alternative 4 and 5 certification

requirements then this PowerPoint will walk you through then process. You

will find it very helpful whether you are a teacher, administrator or just

interested in learning more. The Powerpoint can be found at

www.education.nh.gov/certification/index.htm#ppt.