School of Education & Social Policy: Undergraduate Program
The undergraduate education program at Merrimack College offers majors in Education, Human Development (both with various licensure options) and STEM Education, as well as a Minor in Education. When considering an Education Major, inquire about a dual-licensure option. All education programs are grounded in the liberal arts and students take a variety of courses designed to strike a balance between content & methodology; theory & practice; and between ideas and the application of ideas to schools and to education programs in grades PreK–12. The School of Education & Social Policy also offers graduate studies designed to compliment our undergraduate degrees with 9th semester, 5th year and Fellowship options.
Our faculty have in-depth PreK-12, community and higher education experience and expertise. They strive to personalize their teaching to meet the unique needs of each student and make an effort to know and establish bonds with all education students. All students in the undergraduate program are assigned an education advisor as well as an advisor within their double major program. Current and prospective students are encouraged to meet with our advisors to map out their future in education.
All education students have multiple opportunities to gain in-depth observational and practical experiences within a classroom or site which best fits a student’s area of interest. Students begin to develop their own philosophy, create a portfolio and establish meaningful, professional relationships within their placement sites.
The School of Education & Social Policy programs are accredited by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).