Antioch University New England

Elementary, Early Childhood, and Special Education Teacher Certification


40 Avon Street

Keene, NH 03431

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Elementary, Early Childhood, and Special Education Teacher Certification

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Be a teacher who transforms the traditional classroom. Bring your students out into the world to experience education first-hand. This means breaking out the glue and scissors to bring stories to life with puppets and storytelling. It means writing and knitting and binding books. It means going beyond the confines of textbook learning. It means bringing children outdoors, with our Nature-Based Early Childhood MEd Concentration or Certificate Education options. Elementary, Early Childhood and Special Education Teacher Certification classes at AUNE spark the creativity students need to become great teachers.

Become an Elementary School Teacher in 16 Months

Get your master’s degree and teaching certification quickly. Learn to design and implement a vast range of essential classroom skills. Manage your time, create your ideal classroom, and inspire your students to achieve. Specialize with concentrations in Science and Environmental Education, Arts and Humanities, or Holistic Special Education.

Take Your Students to Higher Levels Without Teaching to the Test

Teaching to the test has become prevalent in our nation’s schools due to No Child Left Behind. Yet studies show that the methods our graduates use — developmentally appropriate teaching, thematically focused pedagogy, integrated curriculum and placed-based learning — are the most effective ways to promote student success and achievement, including learning that is measured on standardized tests.

Earn Teacher Certification that Travels with You

Not only will you learn alongside students from across the country, with myriad backgrounds and experiences, but earning your teacher certification here in New Hampshire gives you access to an interstate teacher certification association agreement, paving your way to certification in 42 other states.

Learn from Faculty Blazing a Trail in Progressive Education

Our faculty don’t live in the ivory tower. They are recognized as national educational leaders, thinkers, and trainers. They work with educators across the country and bring this current, practical insight home to their students at Antioch University New England. They reach out through our national Center for Place-Based Education and our Critical Skills program, and through the networks of the School Reform Initiative and the Coalition of Essential Schools.

Program Delivery

  • The 40-42 -credit MEd in Elementary, Early Childhood, Special Education curriculum is typically completed in 16 months.
  • Begins in Fall
  • Classes 2 days a week + internship
  • 4 semesters to complete



Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 40 - 42

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 890

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Distant Town

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