Middle (5-8) and High School Education (8-12)
The School of Education & Social Policy offers a 36-credit master’s of education in Middle School (5-8) or High School Education (8-12), with concentrations available in many content areas.
Applicants will undergo a transcript review – from all undergraduate institutions – for appropriate subject matter knowledge prior to acceptance into the program.
Completion of a teacher education program is one of the requirements for initial licensure from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). Applicants will undergo a review to determine whether they can demonstrate subject-matter knowledge for an initial license in Middle or High School Education; applicants must have completed applicable coursework in the subject area where they seek licensure.
Merrimack College is authorized to endorse teacher candidates in the following content areas:
- Biology (8-12)
- Chemistry (8-12)
- Earth and Space Science (8-12)
- English (5-12)
- General Science (5-8)
- History (5-12)
- Humanities (5-8)
- Math (5-8)
- Math (8-12)
- Math/Science (5-8)
- Physics (8-12)
All students must contact their academic advisor to be cleared for registration in future semesters.
Middle and High School Teacher Education Program
Suggested sequence of courses.
ED 5740G — Teaching and Learning in Inclusive Classrooms (4 cr)
Co-requisite: ED 6500G — Pre-Practicum Field-Based Experience I (0 cr)
|ED 5800G — Design and Managing Curriculum for Middle and Secondary Classrooms (4 cr)|
|ED 5850G — Information Technology in Education (4 cr)|
|ED 5860G — Adolescent Psychology (4 cr)|
|ED 605G — Methods of Teaching at the Secondary Level (4 cr)|
|ED 6100G — Research and Emerging Topics in Education (4 cr)|
|ED 5880G — Literacies Across the Content Areas (4 cr)|
|ED 582G — Sheltered English Instruction (4 cr)|
|ED 6505G — Pre-Practicum Field Experience II (0 cr)|
ED 650G — Practicum in Middle or High School Education (4 cr)
Co-requisite: ED 6510G — Practicum Seminar (0 cr)
- Successful completion of all MTEL exams related to the license
- Practicum application with advisor permission and signature
- Attendance at a practicum information session
- Good academic standing in the graduate program
- Communications & Literacy Skills (01): Reading and Writing subtests
- Appropriate subject area
*Course work and program options are subject to change.