School of Education & Social Policy
The complexities of our current society call for a new vision and a new practice in the preparation of individuals committed to the education, empowerment and transformation of our public commons.
The School of Education & Social Policy’s educator preparation programs are approved by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and as such provide education students (candidates) with an approved program which is a requirement for state licensure. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts participates in the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) Interstate Agreement which facilitates educator movement between states.
Students are responsible for researching and understanding requirement for licensure in other states, as program or licensure reciprocity recognition is different for each of the 50 states.
Our graduates are teachers and leaders who collaborate, reflect and make an impact. We emphasize:
- Deep learning. Education is transformational. Our classrooms, our courses and our passion are all grounded in the knowledge that learning matters.
- Bringing theory to life. Knowledge and practice must inform each other. We connect books with classrooms and ideas with actions.
- Making a difference. Education can change our classrooms, our schools and our communities. We prepare educators who understand that schools play a key role in a diverse and democratic society.
Meet the faculty in Merrimack’s School of Education & Social Policy
Studying in the School of Education & Social Policy
School of Education and Social Policy Dean Isabelle D. Cherney is scheduled to attend two conferences at the White House in April related to her research surrounding children.
Education Department associate professor Theresa A. Quigney recently co-authored her first full-length book, “Working with Students with Disabilities.”
Merrimack College has appointed a nationally renowned scholar as the second dean of the School of Education and Social Policy.
May 11, 2016
2016 Graduate Capstone Colloquium
During their final academic year in the program, candidates for a master’s in higher education or community engagement embark on a year-long research project on a topic of their choice. The Capstone Colloquium is a poster presentation of these projects. For registration information, visit www.merrimack.edu/colloquium.
May 20, 2016
For more information, www.merrimack.edu/commencement