Teacher Leadership Preparation:
New Hampshire CEEDAR is now called New Hampshire Educator Effectiveness for Student Success (NHEESS). NHEESS is partnering with The New Hampshire institutions of higher education (IHE) Network and a diverse group of stakeholders across the state to prepare learner-responsive educators and learners and, to develop school leaders who promote and facilitate an inclusive learning environment for all students.
New Hampshire will work to align the state’s professional leadership standards to current research based practices to meet the diverse educational needs of all students to be college and career ready.
New Hampshire will also develop effective partnerships between preparation programs and P-12 schools to demonstrate a positive impact on all students and educator development.
New Hampshire has completed the review and made recommended changes to the New Hampshire rules for educator certification, alternative certification, and EPP approval. New Hampshire has also completed and made (a) recommended revisions to general special education and advanced certification rules based on the latest research and input from all stakeholders and (b) ensured that all alternative certification routes demonstrate the same rigor as traditional certification pathways. Currently, New Hampshire is waiting upon the approval of the recommendations to the PSB in September,2019 and then, the State Board in October, 2019.
New Hampshire is reviewing and aligning Ed 500s (i.e., certification rules) and Ed 600s (i.e., program approval rules) for initial and advanced certification so that all educators are prepared to support all students within a multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS). In collaboration with NTEP and the IHE Network, State Leadership Team (SLT) members are participating in the design and development of valid and reliable systems of assessment of teacher effectiveness.