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The School of Education & Social Policy offers a 36-credit master’s of education in Middle School (5-8) or High School Education (8-12), with concentrations available in many content areas.

Applicants will undergo a transcript review – from all undergraduate institutions – for appropriate subject matter knowledge prior to acceptance into the program.  

Completion of a teacher education program is one of the requirements for initial licensure from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).  Applicants will undergo a review to determine whether they can demonstrate subject-matter knowledge for an initial license in Middle or High School Education; applicants must have completed applicable coursework in the subject area where they seek licensure.

Merrimack College is authorized to endorse teacher candidates in the following content areas:

  • Biology (8-12)
  • Chemistry (8-12)
  • Earth and Space Science (8-12)
  • English (5-12)
  • General Science (5-8)
  • History (5-12)
  • Humanities (5-8)
  • Math (5-8)
  • Math (8-12)
  • Math/Science (5-8)
  • Physics (8-12)

All students must contact their academic advisor to be cleared for registration in future semesters. 

Middle and High School Teacher Education Program

Course Requirements

Suggested sequence of courses.

Course
ED 5740G — Teaching and Learning in Inclusive Classrooms (4 cr)
   Co-requisite: ED 6500G — Pre-Practicum Field-Based Experience I (0 cr)
ED 5800G — Design and Managing Curriculum for Middle and Secondary Classrooms (4 cr)
ED 5850G — Information Technology in Education (4 cr)
ED 5860G — Adolescent Psychology (4 cr)
ED 605G — Methods of Teaching at the Secondary Level (4 cr)
ED 6100G — Research and Emerging Topics in Education (4 cr)
ED 5880G — Literacies Across the Content Areas (4 cr)
ED 582G — Sheltered English Instruction (4 cr)
ED 6505G — Pre-Practicum Field Experience II (0 cr)
ED 650G — Practicum in Middle or High School Education (4 cr)
   Co-requisite: ED 6510G — Practicum Seminar (0 cr)
 
Practicum Requirements
  • Successful completion of all MTEL exams related to the license
  • Practicum application with advisor permission and signature
  • Attendance at a practicum information session
  • Good academic standing in the graduate program
MTEL Requirements
  • Communications & Literacy Skills (01): Reading and Writing subtests
  • Appropriate subject area

Course work and program options are subject to change.

Take it to the next level - the graduate level - at Merrimack.