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Jail Education Project

The Jail Education Project at Merrimack College brings higher education to people incarcerated in our local county jails.

Teaching Requirements

  • Full-time faculty: You are eligible to teach this course as an overload, with the approval of your Dean.
  • Part-time faculty: You must be able to teach this course as part of your two-course-per-semester maximum load.
  • Background checks: You must pass a background check.


Courses follow a condensed, eight-week schedule and cover the same curriculum as on-campus courses. Courses should be at the introductory level and/or cover a general education requirement. 

More Information

Contact us at jail-education@merrimack.edu. If you are ready to join us, please submit the application below.