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Merrimack’s graduate education programs rest on the principle that teachers hold a unique responsibility to nurture minds, change lives and shape future generations. Our master’s degree in teacher education stands out for its:
Merrimack’s ground-breaking fellowship model add extraordinary value to your master of education degree. These competitive professional development opportunities provide a 100% tuition discount, plus a year-long teaching residency in a PreK-12 classroom. You’ll gain personalized, one-on-one teacher training from a hand-picked mentor in one of Merrimack’s partner districts, helping you cultivate new skills and maximize your impact as an educator.
Our teacher education master’s program emphasizes evidence-based practice that gets proven outcomes. You’ll learn research-supported teaching techniques that move the needle on student performance and address current challenges such as STEM education, inclusive classrooms, digital technology, reading and writing.
At Merrimack you’ll work closely with nationally recognized teaching experts who are devoted to your success and committed to transformative reform. Our teacher education faculty includes accomplished educators such as Dr. Marie Galinski and Dr. Stephanie Garrone-Shufran, as well as prolific researchers and policy specialists such as Anne Gatling.
Our 100 percent online teaching master’s degree gives you the same robust training and personalized faculty engagement as our on-campus program while adding flexibility and cost savings.
Our master’s degree in teacher education rests on the principle that a teacher’s influence flows outward from the classroom into the community, and forward from the present into the future. Merrimack empowers you to nurture tolerance, diversity, hard work and democratic engagement in your students and, by extension, in the broader society.
Our teacher education master’s degree holds approval from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and the Interstate Certification Compact of the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education.
You can customize our master’s degree in teacher education for any grade level, curricular specialty or licensure concentration. The teacher education graduate program is available in full-time and part-time formats, with evening courses to accommodate the teaching schedules of working professionals.
Merrimack offers the teacher education M.Ed. with initial licenses in:
A master’s degree in teacher education from Merrimack College confers a big advantage in the job market. Whether you’re just entering the profession or have years of classroom experience, a Merrimack master’s degree provides instant credibility that raises your teaching career’s trajectory. Adding a license in your M.Ed. program can increase your marketability, as administrators seek out candidates with dual licensure.
Our graduates have a wide reputation for outstanding performance, and the Winston School of Education and Public Policy has active partnerships with school districts throughout the region. Those are two of many reasons that employers actively recruit Merrimack-trained teachers.
Recent graduates of our teacher education master’s degree hold jobs with employers such as: