Darcy Mitchell, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Social Sciences & Education
Earn a bachelor’s degree in the major of your choice and a New Hampshire certification in elementary or secondary education through Colby-Sawyer’s unique collaboration with Upper Valley Educators Institute (UVEI).
Traditional teacher certification programs require an additional year of full-time study following your undergraduate degree. That’s five years of school plus five years of tuition.
The accelerated pathway certification allows you to earn your Colby-Sawyer bachelor’s degree in your chosen major and UVEI certification in just four carefully planned years. Simply fulfill your Colby-Sawyer credits in 3.5 years before completing your remaining UVEI requirements during your final semester. When you add it up, that’s a savings of one year of time and one year of tuition. The best part is that you can stay living with your Colby-Sawyer friends while studying at UVEI.
Gain experience in a classroom close to campus, where a skilled teacher will mentor you during your full-time, 14-week internship. A weekly seminar with fellow interns (completed simultaneously with your clinical experience) supports your professional development with peer discussion and reflection of teaching methods, curriculum planning, learning theory, child and adolescent development and classroom management.
UVEI is located in nearby Lebanon, N.H., just 25 minutes north of New London, N.H.
Colby-Sawyer’s partnership with UVEI allows you to begin the teacher certification process immediately after completing your bachelor’s degree requirements. Here’s how: