School of Education & Social Policy
“Merrimack’s School of Education & Social Policy offers dynamic, responsive and focused programs that prepare you for success in the field. Our faculty have extensive scholarly and PreK-12 experience.” - Dan Butin, Ph.D., Dean, School of Education & Social Policy
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.
Online learning is changing higher education and could make the lecture-based class obsolete within five years, according to Dan Butin, dean of Merrimack’s School of Education and Social Policy.
More than 60 Merrimack graduate students in higher education and community engagement displayed their year-long research projects in the fourth annual Graduate Capstone Colloquium.
Merrimack College professor Joanne Gurry runs a series of leadership think tanks throughout the school year for educational leaders from the region that is meant to reinvigorate their minds and enthusiasm for their profession.
June 6, 2015
MTEL Preparation Workshop - Foundations of Reading
This workshop is delivered in a one-day format.
June 12, 2015
MTEL Preparation Workshop - Middle School/High School-All Content Areas
Students preparing to take a Middle (5-8) or High School (8-12) content MTEL are encouraged to register for this preparation workshop.