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New England College also offers an education program that leads to NH State Certification. Contact Debra Nitschke-Shaw, Director of Teacher Certification, at dnitschke@nec.edu or 603-428-2322.

Superb Reputation

New England College is renowned for its top-quality education department. As part of the department’s ongoing evolution, the Master of Education is offered to develop teacher leadership. Graduate students and NEC faculty work as a learning community to address real-world issues of teachers and schools.


Courses are offered on campus in Henniker and in some school districts within New Hampshire. Courses are scheduled for late afternoon, evening, and/or weekend hours.


Courses are generally run on a semester basis. The Master of Education program is a 32-credit program, and for most candidates can be completed within a two-year period. Students may enroll throughout the year.

Designed for Current Professionals and those seeking Certification

The NEC Master of Education is designed for current practitioners who are already certified teachers and individuals who wish to become certified or add a new certification. The courses offer the highest level of professional interaction in that students have a broad range of teaching experience, in addition to their academic preparation, and can work collaboratively to become effective teachers and leaders.

Superb Faculty

Students study with NEC’s full-time faculty, as well as with highly respected practitioners and scholars from the community. The program is firmly linked to NEC’s outstanding Education department, as it is to the professional teaching community.

Progressive Curriculum

NEC’s program is structured in three parts: core curriculum, concentration, and elective.