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School of Education & Social Policy

The complexities of our current society call for a new vision and a new practice in the preparation of individuals committed to the education, empowerment and transformation of our public commons.

The School of Education & Social Policy’s educator preparation programs are approved by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and as such provide education students (candidates) with an approved program which is a requirement for state licensure.  The Commonwealth of Massachusetts participates in the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) Interstate Agreement which facilitates educator movement between states. 

Students are responsible for researching and understanding requirement for licensure in other states, as program or licensure reciprocity recognition is different for each of the 50 states. 

Our graduates are teachers and leaders who collaborate, reflect and make an impact. We emphasize:

  • Deep learning. Education is transformational. Our classrooms, our courses and our passion are all grounded in the knowledge that learning matters.
  • Bringing theory to life. Knowledge and practice must inform each other. We connect books with classrooms and ideas with actions.
  • Making a difference. Education can change our classrooms, our schools and our communities. We prepare educators who understand that schools play a key role in a diverse and democratic society.

Courses in the School of Education & Social Policy are scheduled to account for instructional time that is commensurate with credits earned.

 

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Upcoming Events

September 27, 2016

  • Faculty Workshop on Leading Short-Term Study Abroad

    Have you ever considered incorporating an international component into one of your courses? Have you wanted to teach a course abroad, but simply had no idea where to start? If so, then this workshop led by study abroad veteran Professor Kathleen Shine Cain will be a wonderful opportunity for you to come and hear from faculty who have led different types of short-term study abroad courses for Merrimack, discover what it might offer your teaching, learn how it can be done, and get answers to those questions you always wanted to ask.

  • Seeking a Common Purpose
    You are invited to a joint education meeting and conversation on critical education - broadly and liberally conceived - and its importance in the undergraduate and graduate programs of the School of Education & Social Policy.  This event is hosted by Dr. Anthony Roselli, Dr. Audrey Falk, and Dr. Rory Tannebaum.  Welcome and opening remarks by Dr. Isabelle Cherney, Dean of the School of Education & Social Policy.