Teacher Certification at UVEI

Is There a Teacher in You?

For over forty-five years, the Upper Valley Educators Institute of Lebanon, New Hampshire, has been helping aspiring educators with wide-ranging experience become great teachers. At UVEI, adult college graduates become certified teachers through a personalized internship program.  

UVEI's approach, developed and refined over the course of our history, is based on two related, foundational concepts:  experiential learning and competency-based assessment.

For more information about our program offerings, policies and procedures, view our catalog and handbook.

At UVEI, you will:

Spend a full school year as an intern in actual classrooms (one each semester).
Develop your skills and your confidence by working with a mentor teacher and a faculty coach.
Intern in school settings close to where you live.
Gather with fellow interns for weekly seminars on topics that include curriculum planning, learning theory, child and adolescent development, and classroom management.
Earn teacher certification in 10 months.
Graduates may earn up to 24 credit hours.

Job Placement Rate

UVEI's reputation for preparing highly effective beginning teachers results in a very high job placement rate.  On average, over the last three years, 87% of our graduates were hired to work in a training-related position soon after completing the program. 

Accreditation and Approval

UVEI is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET) and is approved to recommend teacher certification to the State of New Hampshire.  Graduates of the program will be accorded consideration for licensure by the members of the NASDTEC Compact which includes 44 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam.