Education Fellowships

Teacher Education Fellowship

Invaluable Field Experience

The K-12 Teacher Education Fellowship links graduate study with a year-long clinical residency in a PreK-12 partner school.

Arcidi Center at Merrimack College

Education Fellowship Info Session

Merrimack offers tuition-free education fellowship opportunities. Attend our info session to learn more. 

Saturday, November 23 at 10 a.m.

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Tuition-Free Teacher Education Fellowship

As a K-12 teacher fellow, you’ll work in a school district for a full academic year, gaining unparalleled and invaluable field experience. You’ll engage in a range of classroom-based activities, including small group instruction, co-teaching, and ultimately, independent classroom instruction. Fellows graduate in one year, tuition-free.

Important Dates for the 2020-2021 Teacher Education Fellowship Program
  • Priority Application Deadline*:  December 10, 2019
  • Campus and Site Interviews:  January/February 2020
  • Spring Orientation:  April 2020
  • Summer Orientation:  August 2020
  • Courses Begin:  Summer I session; May 18, 2020
  • Fellowship Placement:  late-August 2020 to late-June 2021

*Applications received by December 10 will be considered for a fellowship interview.  Applications received after December 10 will be reviewed on a rolling basis for any open Fellowship positions and/or admission into the traditional graduate program (non-fellowship).

How to Apply

Program Format 

Teacher Education Fellows take summer courses to prepare for their residency and then transition to evening classes while participating in their classrooms. After completing their coursework, residency, and a portfolio project, Teacher Education Fellows graduate with a Master of Education (M.Ed.) and licensure in their area of specialization.

  • Early Childhood Education (PreK-2)
  • Elementary (1-6)
  • Moderate Disabilities (PreK-8)
  • English as a Second Language (PreK-6)
  • Middle School (5-8)
  • High School (8-12)

Where You’ll Get Your Professional Experience

Fellows participate in a residency with community partner organizations, including:

  • Andover Public Schools
  • Ayer-Shirley Regional School District
  • Beverly Public Schools
  • Community Day Charter School, Lawrence
  • Haverhill Public Schools
  • Lawrence Family Development Charter School
  • Lynnfield Public Schools
  • Newburyport Public Schools
  • North Andover Public Schools
  • St. Augustine School, Andover