New Hampshire – State Information

MEA President: Joe Mundy
Advocacy Leadership Force member: Sean Meagher
ALF Member Email:

2021 Legislative Session Info- Legislature Website

Legislative Calendar

Convenes: 1/6/2021
Adjourns: 6/30/2021

Meeting remotely in 2021

Cross-Over Deadline  
Budget Deadline  
Introduction Deadlines H: 1/15/2021
Governor Chris Sununu (R)
Education Committee Chairs

House: CHAIR: 

Senate: CHAIR: Sen. Ruth Ward (R)
VICE CHAIR: Sen. Erin Hennessey

Partisan Split House: R        Senate: R
House Clerk Contact 603-271-2548
Senate Secretary Contact 603-271-3420
Carryover to 2022 No

State Board of Education

State Board of Education Website  
State Board of Education Meeting Schedule  
Education Commissioner Frank Edelblut

ESSA Implementation Information

ESSA State Plan 

Title I Director Bridget Brown, Administrator
Title IV Director for well-rounded education – Marcia McCaffrey, Arts Education
Title IV Website  
Title IV Allocations  
Application Timeline for Federal Funds None listed. Appears to be school year based, so likely due in


State Certification Information


Certificate Age Levels and Subject Areas

Levels and Length of Certification

Testing Requirements

Teacher Performance Assessment




*Does not account for assessment fee (e.g., Praxis, edTPA, etc.)s

Alternate Path to Licensure

State Certification Website:


General Skills Test

Content/Subject Specific Test

Pedagogical Knowledge


Additional Coursework


More information can be found at:

NH Music K-12 Beginning Educator (3-year)
Experienced Educator (3-year)
Master Teacher Certificate (3 -year)
Praxis I: Core Academic Skills for Educators (CASE)
Comparable test
Praxis II: Music Content Knowledge (5113) None No Yes Possible additional testing and/or coursework $130 application Yes June 2020

COVID-19 Information

New Hampshire Grades K-12 Back-to-School Guidance

Local districts will decide whether they open for full-time, in-person teaching, continue with remote instruction, or employ a combination of the two as part of hybrid models.

Title IV Success Stories

The funds below were allocated during the 2017-2018 school year.

NH: Title IV-A funds were utilized by Hanover High School to allow them to purchase new cellos and a new viola for the strings orchestra. The current cellos and viola being used are over eighty years old and are no longer able to be refurbished without impacting sound quality in a negative way. About half of the student body participates in the band or orchestra at the high school level, and these funds benefitted students by providing quality instruments as part of the orchestra program.