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School of Education & Social Policy

Merrimack’s School of Education & Social Policy offers dynamic, responsive and focused programs that prepare you for success in the field. Our faculty have extensive scholarly and PreK-12 experience.” - Dan Butin, Ph.D., Dean, School of Education & Social Policy

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.

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  • Meet Brittany Vine from Calgary, Alberta, Canada!
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  • Caraline Moholland, M.Ed. ’13, an alumni of the Higher Education Fellowship program, flew south to Virginia Tech after graduation to start a new journey.
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  • The School of Education & Social Policy announced its schedule of fall and January workshops aimed to assist undergraduate and graduate Teacher-Education students prepare for taking their Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure, better known as the MTELs, the all-important tests that are required to be licensed to teach in the Commonwealth.

    Online pre-registration for the workshops is required, and there is a fee of $25.00. Some of the workshops meet over two sessions, others meet in a one-day or half-day session. All workshops meet on campus.

    To register online, please click on the date below of the workshop you would like to attend.

Upcoming Events

November 26, 2014

  • Thanksgiving Recess
    The College is closed in observance of Thanksgiving.  Graduate education classes will not be held.

November 27, 2014

  • Thanksgiving Recess
    The College is closed in observance of Thanksgiving.  Graduate education classes will not be held.