Minimum Standards for Public School Approval
2003 and 2004 the
State Board of Education oversaw a revision of the NH School
the entire set of current NH Administrative
Rules and the Revised
Statutes related to School Standards, located on the NH General
Court web site. The new standards became effective on July
pertinent to information and technology are provided here:
306.08 Instructional Resources - This section describes
the kinds of instructional resources, facilities, and staffing
that should be made available in a school. This used to be 306.15 Information/Technology.
306.42 Information and Communication Technologies Program - This
section describes the necessary competencies and topics to include
in an ICT Literacy Program, including competency and credit requirements
for end of 8th grade and high school completion. This used to be Ed 306.27 Computer Education Program. Visit the ICT Literacy Toolkit for much more information, including examples and a draft set of common rubrics for assessing digital portfolios, developed by a statewide team of educators.
306.22 Distance Education - This
section describes the minimum elements that districts and their
boards should provide when offering a distance education program.
This used to be Ed 306.23(k) related to correspondence
and distance education
306.27 High School Curriculum, Credits, Graduation Requirements,
and Co-curricular Program - This section contains references
about requirements for graduation. The reference to credits in
the old standards used to be 306.23(g).
Click here to view a DRAFT of the revisions for the Computer Technology Educator Certification Standards. These changes were accepted by the Professional Standards Board on October 26, 2009. They will also be presented to the Council for Teacher Education and will be moved forward in the process of rulemaking, public hearings, and review by the legislative rules committee and State Board. We anticipate a possible effective date of July 1, 2010, although this is only a tentative date at this point.
The committee also recommended that the name of the certification area be changed, as the current name tends to cause confusion. View the results of a rapid response survey that was conducted in August 2009, and in particular, see question #4 regarding the title.
Standards for Educator Credentials
The NH credential areas most pertinent to the arena of educational technology and media literacy are listed below. The most current and complete set of standards for these and all credentials may be viewed online:
- Ed 507.22 Computer Technology Educator (Code 0350)
* Please note that the terms and functions of Educational Technology and Technology Education are often confused. There is also a credential for "Comprehensive Technology Education" which is not the same as Computer Technology Educator.