Attract Qualified Candidates

Market Your District

Expand Outreach to Reach Potential Candidates

Enlist Community Help in Your Recruitment Efforts

Define Your
Ideal Candidate

Craft a Recruitment Message

Strengthen Relationships with Institutions of Higher Education

"Grow Your Own"

Non-Traditional Candidates

Offer Incentives to Attract & Retain Educators



Strengthen Relationships with Institutions of Higher Education

By strengthening your relationships with institutions of higher education, particularly those that offer educator preparation programs, you can increase the likelihood that undergraduates, graduate students, and other advanced learners will learn about your school.

Promising Strategies

  • Introduce your district to representatives from institutions of higher education (IHEs) through letters, phone calls, and personal meetings
  • Explore opportunities for students from IHEs to visit your school
  • Invite a representative from an IHE to participate on your Recruitment and Retention Team
  • Explore opportunities for collaborative projects between your school and IHEs
  • Become a field placement site for student teaching or practical internships

Karen Mikkelsen, NERRC Program Associate (and other Authors), Chapter 5 Promoting Linkages - Partnerships between Schools and Higher Education, Keeping Quality Teachers, Northeast Regional Resource Center, Spring 2005.

List of Approved New Hampshire Professional Educator Preparation Programs


NH Department of Education - 101 Pleasant Street - Concord NH 03301
Phone: (603) 271-3495 Fax: (603) 271-1953 - TDD Access: Relay NH 711