Admin Rules have been renumbered. We appreciate your patience as we update all of our documentation with these new numbers. Please note it may take some time for the Administrative Rules Chapter link below to reflect the changes. If you have difficulty finding the Administrative rule, please use your browser’s Find feature to search by rule name instead until the numbers are updated. You can also see changes for Ed 501 - 504 adoption.
(a) The board shall revoke the credential of a superintendent who knowingly employs or continues the active employment of an educator who does not hold a valid New Hampshire credential provided the board determines that the superintendent took such action knowingly based on findings of fact or conclusions of law established in accordance with due process rights in Ed 200.
(b) All fair hearings and notice provisions of Ed 511 shall be met prior to revocation of the superintendent's credential.
(c) The superintendent shall remove an individual who knowingly continues employment after the expiration of a New Hampshire credential until such time as the educator obtains a New Hampshire credential pursuant to these rules.
(d) This section shall not apply to any teacher who has filed a timely application for credential renewal pursuant to Ed 509.
For candidates that are not yet eligible for full licensure, but a NH employer would like to hire/change assignment and support the candidate in the licensure process in the endorsement of hire/change in assignment. The SOE authorizes hire/change in assignment only. An Intern Authorization is needed for continued employment in the SOE endorsement role and obtained by having the candidate work with a mentor and submit a Beginning of Plan to the NH Senior Educational Official to submit to the Bureau of Credentialing.
SOE’s are often not appropriate for long-term subs (more than 20 consecutive days/less than 1 year) or 1 year positions as the process is time/effort intensive and a plan will likely not be able to be completed during a long-term sub/1 year position.
(g) An educator with sufficient content knowledge as determined by the school principal may be given a minor assignment to teach in a program area in which he or she is not certified. A minor assignment shall be less than fifty percent of the individual’s weekly work time and be reviewed on an annual basis to insure that the individual has the appropriate level of content knowledge.
Principals may assess the content knowledge of an educator using methods such as, but not limited to:
Subject/content area tests such as the Praxis II
Previous HOUSSE plans and HQT assurances obtained under NCLB
Evidence based assessment of content knowledge under Ed 506, 507, 508 (licensure rules)
a licensed Chemistry teacher assigned a section of Physics
a licensed PE teacher assigned a section of Health
Ed 503.01 Requirement for Employment (a) A non-credentialed substitute teacher, paraeducator, or school nurse may be hired for up to 20 consecutive days during the school year in the same position without holding a New Hampshire educator credential issued by the state board.
daily sub for different teachers on different days
NH employers may request an application review be expedited for those candidates that have submitted an application/fee/supporting documentation and are potential hires/changes in assignment. Please submit expedite requests through our Help Desk and include the candidate’s name and potential assignment, along with Ed ID if known.
Special Education/Title I/Title III (ESOL)
Please note: the above are NH credentialing requirements only. Federal law for Special Education, Title I, and Title III (ESOL) may impose additional requirements. Please contact your federal program DOE staff member for further assistance.
Other Non-Credentialed Roles
Other staff/assignments that are entered in the Educator Information System (EIS) that do not require licensure would be entered in the submission course as “Other Non-Credentialed Role” and specific information can be placed in the local class fields. Please note, experience in an “Other Non-Credentialed Role” does not meet the experience requirement for any of the endorsements that require educator experience.
Our office is here to assist you with ensuring your new hires and changes in assignment meet credentialing requirements. Please submit any questions through our Help Desk and include the candidate’s name and potential assignment including grade level, along with Ed ID if known.