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About UpGrade

UpGrade is here to ignite the future of New Hampshire’s tech workforce by promoting broader computer science education statewide. In order to meet this challenge, we need more individuals who are qualified to teach computer science courses. As NH’s aging population of tech workers exit from the workforce, launching the careers of the next generation of industry experts is essential to shape our future tech landscape. UpGrade helps to compensate teachers, career changers, expert retirees and recent college grads to level up their careers and become certified computer science teachers. This program was created by the New Hampshire legislature with a set amount of funding for stipends and reimbursements.

About Upgrade

UpGrade is here to ignite the future of New Hampshire’s tech workforce by promoting broader computer science education statewide. In order to meet this challenge, we need more individuals who are qualified to teach computer science courses. As NH’s aging population of tech workers exit from the workforce, launching the careers of the next generation of industry experts is essential to shape our future tech landscape. UpGrade helps to compensate teachers, career changers, expert retirees and recent college grads to level up their careers and become certified computer science teachers. This program was created by the New Hampshire legislature with a set amount of funding for stipends and reimbursements.

About Upgrade

UpGrade is here to ignite the future of New Hampshire’s tech workforce by promoting broader computer science education statewide. In order to meet this challenge, we need more individuals who are qualified to teach computer science courses. As NH’s aging population of tech workers exit from the workforce, launching the careers of the next generation of industry experts is essential to shape our future tech landscape. UpGrade helps to compensate teachers, career changers, expert retirees and recent college grads to level up their careers and become certified computer science teachers. This program was created by the New Hampshire legislature with a set amount of funding for stipends and reimbursements.

For Teachers

Ready to help UpGrade NH's tech scene?

UpGrade for Educators is the recruitment initiative that reimburses and rewards teachers who are eager to learn new subjects and train the next generation of techies. As an educator, you’re already helping to launch the careers of tomorrow. Ready for your next mission? Upgrade your skills by adding a qualified technology certification and bring a tech aspect to the work you do. Whether you’re teaching English, a world language or want to become a computer science teacher, this opportunity allows you to toggle to a new specialty, or simply boost your current curriculum by incorporating topics such as artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, data science, and more.

Benefits for Teachers

  • Teachers with tech skills will expose students to computer science content whether they are teaching English, a World language or computer science.
  • Teachers receive financial incentives and have the satisfaction of inspiring others.
  • Teachers currently possessing a NH State Board of Education issued teaching credential and employed in a NH school can receive compensation for obtaining credentials to teach computer science.
  • Teachers can receive up to $2,000 to cover the costs of acquiring a tech credential. After one year, eligible teachers can receive bonus stipends of up to $750.
  • NHED is seeking to grow its pool of teachers that hold certifications in the field of computer science, upgrading the whole system with a tech perspective.
  • This is an opportunity for educators to toggle to a new specialty, expand their knowledge, and offer different course content that will benefit students.

All systems a go? Eligible educators may receive up to $2,750 of reimbursements and stipends for eligible computer science certifications.

How to Participate

  1. Complete the form below
  2. Check your inbox

For Current Tech Leaders

Looking to level up your impact?

As a tech industry expert, your experience is essential in helping to expand NH’s tech landscape and economy. Students benefit greatly from industry-experienced instructors. Exposing students to various computer science fields at an early age will help shape them into skilled workers, therefore leading to a better tech future. You have the power to lead, inspire and launch the careers of the next generation of tech leaders, all while UpGrading your own career as well.

Benefits for Current Tech Leaders

  • Computer science educators help to shape young minds!
  • Tech professionals holding eligible Industry Recognized Credentials can receive a NH State Board of Education issued teaching credential or hold an Intern Authorization to teach computer science classes in NH schools.
  • At the end of year one, eligible teachers will receive a $5,000 bonus stipend, and then an additional $2,500 after years two and three.
  • This opportunity provides a career change of meaning and impact, allowing you to make a continued difference in the lives of NH’s youth.

How to Participate

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For Retired Tech Leaders

For Retired Tech Leaders

Years of tech expertise can have a profound impact on the knowledge of future generations of tech leaders to come. As tech experts retire from the workforce, it is important that your knowledge and experience remain in the industry and help to launch the careers of new entrants. Becoming a certified computer science teacher is a great way to lead, inspire and enhance the minds of NH’s youth while in retirement.

Benefits for Retired Tech Leaders

  • Tech teachers will help prepare students for employment in the field of computer science.
  • Retired tech professionals can find new meaning and passion for their career while receiving compensation.
  • Those holding eligible IRCs can seek a NH State Board of Education issued teaching credential or hold and Intern Authorization to be qualified to teach computer science classes in NH schools.
  • At the end of year one, eligible teachers will receive a $5,000 bonus stipend, and then an additional $2,500 after years two and three.
  • This opportunity provides retirees with the chance to share their extensive range of knowledge with our next generation of tech leaders.

How to Participate

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For New College Grads

Level up your new career while helping younger generations develop theirs.

As a new college graduate, you know just how important skilled educators are to amplifying your career. Becoming a computer science teacher allows you to make a difference in developing the future of tech by inspiring NH’s young minds. Ready to elevate your career and NH’s tech scene? Looking to inspire? This might just be your next great mission.

Benefits for New College Grads

  • More tech teachers are needed in the Granite State.
  • New college grads can make a difference in the minds of the next generation of techies.
  • Recent college grads with degrees in the teaching field can receive reimbursement and bonuses for obtaining credentials to teach computer science in NH schools.
  • After one year, new computer science teachers can receive up to $2,000 in reimbursement for costs required to acquire teaching credentials.
  • Teachers are also eligible for bonus stipends of up to $750 upon completion of their first year.
  • College grads with degrees in the tech field relevant to computer science and holding the required IRCs can receive compensation for obtaining teaching credentials.
  • Tech professionals holding eligible IRCs can receive the NH computer science Educator endorsement and be qualified to teach computer science classes in NH schools.
  • At the end of year one, eligible teachers will receive a $5,000 bonus stipend, and then an additional $2,500 after years two and three.

How to Participate

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