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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.

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  • Tom Nolan wanted an extra cache of expertise, so after a 27-year career as a Boston police officer and seven years as a professor at Boston University he joined the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties.
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  • “I wanted to help my community in a deeper way.”
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  • A senior majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance at Merrimack College, Kelly searched and found a graduate program that would allow her to explore her own interests as well as learn more about community-organizing and social justice.
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