STEM Education Major

Major in STEM Education

Merrimack College’s cutting-edge interdisciplinary STEM education major not only prepares you to teach the next generation of innovators but also provides the specialized training necessary to earn your state STEM teaching license.

As a result of a unique partnership between the Winston Schools of Education and Social Policy and the School of Engineering and Computational Sciences, the STEM education major is only open to education majors as a double major towards licensure in early childhood education, elementary education, and/or moderate disabilities.

Merrimack is a proud co-sponsor of the Northeast STEM network.

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What You’ll Learn

In the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education program, you will:

  • Gain a foundation for teaching the beauty and logic of the natural world to primary-, elementary- and middle-school students or students with moderate disabilities.
  • Participate in key courses in both the Winston School of Education and Social Policy and the School of Engineering and Computational Sciences.
  • Deepen your understanding of the processes of scientific literacy and learn techniques to inspire your students.
  • Make a real difference in developing the next generation of scientists, engineers, and mathematicians.

Hands-On Learning

Through hands-on learning opportunities, you’ll develop your education philosophy, create a portfolio and hone your classroom-management skills during your pre-practicum and practicum student teaching. In fact, 100% of STEM majors participate in at least one field experience or practicum. It’s your chance to take what you’ve learned at Merrimack and apply it at one of the primary, elementary, middle, or junior high schools in the area.

Career Options

Upon successful completion of the STEM program, you’ll be well-equipped to teach science, technology, engineering, and math in the classroom. Positions may include:

  • Early-childhood STEM teacher
  • Elementary school STEM teacher
  • Guidance counselor
  • Moderate disabilities STEM teacher
  • STEM program school administrator
  • Tutor in one of the STEM disciplines

Courses You’ll Take

STEM Education, with Education as a Co-Major, B.A. Curriculum

STEM Education, with Education as a Co-Major, B.A. Requirements

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Sample Curriculum Guide

Wondering when you’ll take certain courses? Use the Curriculum Guide—a sample four-year schedule—to get a sense of what your path to graduation looks like.

More Information

Visit the online course catalog for more information on all majors and minors.