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Graduate Programs

Merrimack College

The School of Education & Social Policy offers a 36-credit master’s of education in Middle School (5-8) or High School Education (8-12), with concentrations available in many content areas. Applicants will undergo a transcript review – from all undergraduate institutions – for appropriate subject matter knowledge prior to acceptance into the program. Completion of a teacher education program is one of the requirements for initial licensure from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).

Beginning September 1, 2014, new students will follow the prescribed program listed below in conjunction with advisor approval. Students enrolled in the program prior to this date must meet with their advisor to review the remaining courses in their program.

All students must contact their academic advisor to be cleared for registration in future semesters. 

Middle and High School Teacher Education Program

Course Requirements

Suggested sequence of courses.

Course Title Credits
ED 5740G

Teaching and Learning in Inclusive Classrooms

Co-requisites: (0 credits)

  • ED 6500G - Pre-Practicum Field-Based Experience I
  • ED 6501G - Teacher Education Program Orientation
ED 5800G Design and Managing Curriculum for Middle and Secondary Classrooms 4
ED 5850G Information Technology in Education 4
ED 5860G Adolescent Psychology 4
ED 605G Methods of Teaching at the Secondary Level 4

ED 5870G

ED 6100G

Developing Concepts for Teaching Math in Middle and Secondary Schools
Research and Emerging Topics in Education


ED 5880G Literacies Across the Content Areas 4
ED 582G Sheltered English Instruction, with field experience
(or alternate elective with evidence of SEI endorsement)
ED 6505G Pre-Practicum Field Experience II 0
ED 650G

Practicum in Middle or High School Education; 300 hours

Co-requisites: (0 credits)

  • ED 6510G - Practicum Seminar
Practicum Requirements
  • Successful completion of all MTEL exams related to the license
  • Practicum application with advisor permission and signature
  • Attendance at a practicum information session
  • Good academic standing in the graduate program
MTEL Requirements
  • Communications & Literacy Skills (01): Reading and Writing subtests
  • Appropriate subject area


Course work and program options are subject to change.