Programs of Study
Merrimack College offers quality and innovative programs of study leading to a Master of Education degree (M.Ed.).
To accommodate the working student, courses are offered on campus late afternoon and early evenings. Courses are offered in summer, fall, spring, and winter terms. Admission to the Graduate Program is on a rolling basis.
The School of Education offers multiple licensure programs that have been approved by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and the Interstate Certification Compact of the National Association of State Directors of Teachers Education. Students are able to receive reciprocal teaching licenses in more than 45 states. Please refer to the DESE’s website and each state’s requirements for exact terms of reciprocity.
Master’s plus Initial License:
- Early Childhood Education (PreK-2)
- Elementary Education (1-6)
- Moderate Disabilities (PreK-8)
- Elementary (1-6), plus Moderate Disabilities (PreK-8) – Dual License
- English Language Learners (PreK-6)
- Middle (5-8) and Secondary (8-12)
- Reading Specialist (all levels)
These programs are for students who seek a professional degree to enhance or pursue a career at a college or university, or in a non-profit organization.
Higher Education concentrations:
- Student Affairs
- Teaching and Learning
- Leadership, Theory and Policy
Community Engagement concentrations:
- Higher Education
- K-12 Education
- Community Organizations
The Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS) is an opportunity for students who already hold a master’s degree to advance their educational career in a PreK-12 setting.
Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS) in Teacher Leadership concentrations:
- Reading Specialist
- Instructional Leadership