The Graduate Certificate in Mentoring Teachers
The Teacher Education Program works with approximately 150 “cooperating teachers” and more than 25 supervisors each year in its full-year internship program. Mentoring is a crucial element in the preparation of effective teachers, as well as in the transition from teacher preparation programs to the first years of teaching. The NH Department of Education has also recognized the need for mentoring early-career public school teachers in its “Induction Through Mentoring Projects.” The UNH Education Department proposes to offer a Graduate Certificate Program in Mentoring Teachers to help advance the preparation of professionals in the field.
Who the certificate is designed to serve
♦ Experienced teachers interesting in mentoring and the professional development of new teachers.
♦ Experienced teachers interested in preparing for leadership positions that require mentoring skills.
♦ Experienced teachers interested in exploring a graduate program in education by first earning a graduate certificate
The program of study required for the certificate consists of four required courses and a total of 16 credit hours. The program focuses on the development of mentoring skills that draw upon: (1) models of adult development; (2) approaches to effective teaching; (3) an understanding of teacher supervision and assessment; and (4) strategies for problem solving, conflict resolution, and communication.
EDUC 957 Collaborative Supervision (4 cr.) OR EDUC 965 Educational Supervision (4 cr.)
EDUC 958 Analysis of Teaching (4 cr.)
EDUC 990 Developmental Perspectives on Adulthood (4 cr.)
EDUC 984 Teacher as Researcher (Under special circumstances and with the approval of their advisor, students may substitute an elective for EDUC 984) (4 cr.)