School of Education and Social Policy

Master of Education in Teacher Education

Master of Education in Teacher Education

We offer multiple Teacher Education Programs (TEP) that have been approved by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and the Interstate Certification Compact of the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education.

Start this summer - apply by May 11, 2020



Program Benefits


Customized for You

  • Personalized support in small classes with committed faculty
  • Fellowship opportunities

Two Pathways to Completion

  • One year, full time through the Teacher Education Fellowship Program. Our full-tuition fellowships link graduate study with nine months of field experience.
  • Full time or part time as a traditional student, working closely with an academic advisor to plan your program and timeline. 

Online Competency-Based M.Ed. Program

Merrimack offers online Teacher Education programs for students who wish to learn at their own pace. Earn your M.Ed. and Initial License, your add-on license, your Master’s Plus and more through our online competency-based programs.

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts also participates in the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) Interstate Agreement which facilitates educator movement between states. 

Licensure and Non Licensure Options

Master of Education, with initial licenses in:

Master of Education, non licensure in:

Program Requirements

  • Middle and High School Education: Verification of subject-matter requirements for initial license in the content area.  *Candidates must have the applicable academic content background for the license.  Candidates are encouraged to apply for the license through ELAR prior to application to the graduate program.
  • Education: K-12 Teacher Education program: Official scores from the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL) It is strongly recommended that applicants have passed at least the Communications and Literacy Skills (01) test.
  • Education: K-12 Teacher Education program: A copy of current teaching license(s), if applicable. A current teaching license is not required for admission into a licensure graduate program. However, if you do hold a current teaching license, we encourage you to include a copy with your application materials. 

Our Faculty

Our faculty have extensive teacher education experience. They are dedicated to supporting you in your individualized plans of study and will help connect you to a broad network of alumni across the country.

Contact Us

For more information on the Master of Education in Teacher Education, contact the Office of Graduate Studies at or 978-837-3563.

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