Amy Lyon, Ed.D.
Assistant Professor of Social Sciences & Education
Earn a bachelor’s degree in the major of your choice and a New Hampshire certification in middle (5-8), secondary (7-12) and/or visual arts education through Colby-Sawyer’s unique collaboration with Upper Valley Educators Institute (UVEI).
Other postgraduate teacher certification programs require at least one additional year of full-time study following the undergraduate degree. That’s five years of school plus five years of tuition.
This accelerated pathway allows you to earn your Colby-Sawyer bachelor’s degree in just 3.5 carefully-planned years. Then, after a half year of graduate work at UVEI, you can qualify for a NH teaching license. 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 two full-time internships. A weekly seminar with fellow interns (completed simultaneously with your clinical experience) supports your professional development with peer discussion and reflection on 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.
A major in Child Development with our Education Preparation track combines advanced learning in teaching methods, curriculum planning, learning theory, and classroom management with full-time classroom experience.