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Education Fellowship Information Session

Upcoming Information Session:

Saturday, January 24, 2015

for Master of Education Fellowship programs

Applications for the Fellowship programs are accepted online. The deadline is February 15, 2015.

Please apply using our online application.  You will be required to create an account by registering a username and password. Registering an account will allow you to start an application, save, and then log back in at any time to complete it before submission.

  • Your essay(s), resume, and any additional documents may be uploaded electronically through the application portal.
  • Your recommendations may be uploaded to the application, emailed to applications@merrimack.edu or mailed to the the Office of Graduate Admissions (address listed below). 
  • Enrollment history is collected in the online application. However, an official copy of your transcript(s) must be mailed to:
    Merrimack College
    Office of Graduate Admissions A22
    315 Turnpike Street
    North Andover, MA 01845

Fellowship Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree and outstanding academic background
  • Commitment to success and desire for excellence
  • Demonstrated leadership, perseverance, and professionalism

 

Application Components

 
Teacher Education

Fellowship positions are determined based on the school and/or district needs for that academic year.  Your license covers a wide range of grade levels, so please choose a primary license concentration for your Fellowship application, but also indicate if there are other licenses that you may be interested in pursuing. 

  • Early Childhood Education (PreK-2) - Initial License
  • Elementary Education (1-6) - Initial License
  • Moderate Disabilities (PreK-8) - Initial License
  • English as a Second Language (PreK-6) - Initial License
  • Middle School (5-8)
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Earth Science
    • English
    • General Science
    • History
    • Math
    • Humanities
    • Math/Science
    • Physics
  • High School (8-12)
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Earth Science
    • English
    • History
    • Math
    • Physics
  1. Completed online application.
  2. Official, sealed transcripts from all colleges/universities attended.
  3. Current resume.
  4. Two (2) letters of reference that speak to your capacity for leadership, professionalism, and ability to succeed in this Fellowship program. Letters should be from a direct supervisor or college professor who can speak to your interest and potential for success in a graduate education program.  
  5. Essay (500 word maximum) that explains your interest in education and future goals.
  6. MTEL score reports. It is strongly encouraged that applicants have passed the Communications and Literacy Skills (01) MTEL before starting the Fellowship field experience in September 2015. Fellows are expected to pass all required MTELs by December 2015.
  7. A copy of current teaching license, if applicable.
 
Higher Education
  1. Completed online application.
  2. Official, sealed transcripts from all colleges/universities attended.
  3. Current resume.
  4. Two (2) letters of reference that speak to your capacity for leadership, professionalism, and ability to succeed in this Fellowship program. Letters should ideally be from a 1) college professor and 2) college administrator who can speak to your interest and potential for success in a graduate program.  If you do not feel you can provide a reference from a professor and/or a college administrator, please contact the program director to discuss alternatives.
  5. Three essay questions (maximum 500 words each). Your essays will be evaluated as part of your application, but may also be shared with potential Fellowship placement sites.
    • Please describe your interests and motivations for applying to the higher education program, including experiences in college that have been most influential in shaping your interest in this field (500 words)
    • What specific skills and knowledge do you hope to gain from working 25 hours weekly in a higher education fellowship site? (500 words)
    • Consistent with the college’s values, Merrimack’s program includes a focus on advancing social justice in higher education. What areas of social justice are most important to you, and what aspects of social justice do you hope to learn more about? (500 words)
Community Engagement
  1. Completed online application.
  2. Official, sealed transcripts from all colleges/universities attended.
  3. Current resume.
  4. Two (2) letters of reference that speak to your capacity for leadership, professionalism, and ability to succeed in this Fellowship program. Letters should be from a college professor and a direct supervisor in a non-profit, higher education, or K-12 education setting.  Letters should speak to your interest and potential for success in a graduate program.  
  5. Two essay questions (maximum 500 words each). Your essays will be evaluated as part of your application, but may also be shared with potential Fellowship placement sites.
    • In your own words, what is community engagement? What theories, concepts, and experiences have shaped your understanding of community engagement? 
    • What are your professional aspirations? What type of fellowship placement would further your understanding of community engagement and help you move toward your career goals?