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.
Meet the faculty in Merrimack’s School of Education & Social Policy
Studying in the School of Education & Social Policy
North Andover elementary students who file off buses at the Royal Crest Estates North Andover make their way to the complex’s clubhouse where students from Merrimack College are waiting to help them with schoolwork three days a week.
McQuade Library’s 13th Annual Tolle Lege Reception honored 65 authors from Merrimack College’s faculty, staff and student body who were published during the past year.
Merrimack College professor Dan Butin has been named to the Top 100 list of education scholars in the latest Edu-Scholar Public Presence Rankings for the fourth straight year.
February 13, 2016
MTEL Preparation Workshop - Early Childhood (02)
This workshop is delivered in a one-day format.
February 24, 2016
Building Community, Reaching for Justice: Aminah Pilgrim, PhD
#AllContributionsMatter: Why We are All Responsible for Social Justice