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Graduate Programs

Merrimack College

The graduate program in Elementary Education prepares candidates to work in grades 1-6. Through coursework and field experiences, students develop an understanding of subject matter knowledge, curriculum design, instructional strategies, observation and assessment, communication, and collaboration with families and the community. 

Course Title Credits
ED 501G Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment in Social Studies and World Geography 4
ED 502G Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment in Science, Health and Physical Education 2
ED 503G Children’s and Young Adult Literature and Arts, with Field Experience 2
ED 507G Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment in Reading & Language Arts 4
ED 571G Understanding Children with Mild & Moderate Disabilities: Characteristics, Terminology, Practices, Placement & Adaptations 2
ED 572G Child Development and Language Acquisition: Theories, Issues, Practices and Research 2
ED 573G Math Methods for the Elementary School 2
GRAD 519 Core Math: Numbers and Operations, Function, Geometry and Algebra 4
ED 550G Practicum and Teaching Seminar for Elementary Education (1-6); 300 hours)
Students must receive permission prior to enrolling in a practicum.
ED 505G Foundations of Special Education** 2
ED 513G Diagnostic Assessments** 2
ED 574G The Successful & Positive Classroom: Organization, Management & Accountability** 2
ED 567G Response to Intervention Model: History, Characteristics & Implementation** 2
  Open Elective selected with Academic Advisor 2


**These courses can be used to complete the master’s degree, as well as to facilitate an additional license in Moderate Disabilities (PreK-8) once the Elementary initial license is obtained.  Courses may also be substituted for other electives with approval from your academic advisor.

Students must pass all MTEL exams appropriate for the Elementary Education Licensure to enroll in the Practicum Course ED 550G.

Course work and program options are subject to change.