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School of Education & Social Policy News & Events

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  • Susan Marine, associate professor and program director of higher education graduate programs, was presented with a 2017 Women’s Leadership Award by Harvard University for her work on behalf of sexual-assault prevention.
  • Merrimack College’s new online Master of Education (M. Ed.) degree has exceeded expectations by providing working professionals with a groundbreaking program that is aligned with employers’ needs and Massachusetts teaching standards. This innovative teacher preparation program offers a next-generation online learning experience designed to help teachers master skills that are most valued by school employers. The program launched with its first cohort of students in January 2016.
  • Forbes Magazine recently published an op-ed piece written by Merrimack College professor Dan Butin, the founding dean of the School of Education & Social Policy. Butin’s op-ed discusses the improving model of digital learning, specifically massive open online courses (MOOCs). The development of MOOCs opens educational opportunities to many would-be students at more affordable prices but the quality of education was suspect until recently when MIT made a break-through innovation.
  • 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.