Granite State College: University System of New Hampshire

Bachelor of Science Degree Programs for Educators


Granite State College’s bachelor's degrees are designed to prepare you for a career in Early Childhood Education. We offer:

  • Programs that meets the standards set by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, ‘assuring the provision of high-quality early childhood programs for young children’
  • Field-based programs that supports your development and teaching capacity over time
  • NH DOE teaching certification leads to employment in public schools Nursery-grade 3
  • You an opportunity to make a difference in the life of a child!

Degree Programs:

  1. B.S in Early Childhood Education with Teacher Certification in Early Childhood (N-3) and Early Childhood Special Education (Birth – Age 8)
    • This program leads to NH DOE teaching certification, that leads to employment in public schools Nursery through Grade 3
  2. B.S. Degree Completion Program with Teacher Certification in Early Childhood (N-3) and Early childhood Special Education (Birth-Age 8)
  3. Bachelor of Science in Applied Studies in Human Services and Early Childhood Development without Teacher Certification

Students will:

  • Develop a working understanding of current brain research and its implications for developmentally appropriate practice;
  • Develop the skills to access and utilize technology as a tool to enhance child development;
  • Develop an understanding of the use of formative and summative assessment for program design, monitoring student progress and evaluating teaching effectiveness;
  • Work with colleagues to observe, analyze and provide feedback on student progress and teaching effectiveness;
  • Utilize research methods, pedagogies and assessment strategies to provide developmentally appropriate content and activities within a rich learning environment.