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With on-campus, evening classes, and the option to study full- or part-time, Merrimack is sure to fit your schedule and life priorities.

Teacher Education Fellowships

As a K-12 teacher fellow, you’ll work in a school district for a full academic year, gaining unparalleled and invaluable field experience. You’ll engage in a range of classroom-based activities, including small group instruction, co-teaching, and ultimately, independent classroom instruction. Fellows graduate in one year, tuition-free.

Affordable

With generous scholarships and many programs offering full-tuition fellowships, the average cost of attendance is comparable to or less than public universities.

Supportive

Enjoy small class sizes and learning environments with personalized attention while studying alongside similarly motivated peers.

At Merrimack College, we’re proud of our long history of providing quality degrees to students entering the job market. Our faculty are more than just teachers. We are committed to helping you grow — academically, personally and professionally — so that you graduate as a confident, well-prepared leader.

A TOP GRADUATE SCHOOL

DISCOVER THE MERRIMACK DIFFERENCE

Earn Your M.Ed. and Teaching License - Tuition-Free!

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Full-Tuition Fellowships | On-Campus Coursework |  Start Terms: Spring, Summer, Fall

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"In each of my classes, my professors gave me the tools and resources that I could use in the classroom. When I began my student teaching experience as a Teacher Education Fellow, I was treated like a professional as soon as I walked into the school. I had support and guidance that allowed me to become a more thoughtful teacher, advocate, and person."
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Flexible

With on-campus, evening classes, and the option to study full- or part-time, Merrimack is sure to fit your schedule and life priorities.

Affordable

With generous scholarships and many programs offering full-tuition fellowships, the average cost of attendance is comparable to or less than public universities.

DISCOVER THE MERRIMACK DIFFERENCE

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Accredited

Our teacher education master’s degree holds approval from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and the Interstate Certification Compact of the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education.

Flexible

With on-campus, evening classes, and the option to study full- or part-time, Merrimack is sure to fit your schedule and life priorities.

Affordable

With generous scholarships and many programs offering full-tuition fellowships, the average cost of attendance is comparable to or less than public universities.

Supportive

Enjoy small class sizes and learning environments with personalized attention while studying alongside similarly motivated peers.

DISCOVER THE MERRIMACK DIFFERENCE

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Practical

Our teacher education master’s program emphasizes evidence-based practice that gets proven outcomes. You’ll learn research-supported teaching techniques that move the needle on student performance and address current challenges such as STEM education, inclusive classrooms, digital technology, reading and writing.

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Experience-Based

Merrimack’s ground-breaking fellowship model add extraordinary value to your master of education degree. These competitive professional development opportunities provide a 100% tuition discount, plus a year-long teaching residency in a PreK-12 classroom. You’ll gain personalized, one-on-one teacher training from a hand-picked mentor in one of Merrimack’s partner districts, helping you cultivate new skills and maximize your impact as an educator.

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Personalized

With a flexible curriculum tailor your master’s degree to fit your personal and professional interests and passions.

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Licensure Concentrations

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Where You’ll Get Your Professional Experience

As a Teacher Education Fellow, you'll take summer courses to prepare for your residency and then transition to evening classes while participating in your residency classroom. After completing your coursework, residency, and a portfolio project, you'll graduate with a Master of Education (M.Ed.) and licensure in your chosen area of specialization:

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.

The graduate program in Moderate Disabilities prepares candidates to work with children in grades PreK-8 with moderate disabilities who participate in integrated or self-contained classrooms.

Merrimack College is authorized to endorse teacher candidates in the following multiple content areas: Math, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Earth and Space Science, General Science, English, History, and Humanities.

The English as a Second Language graduate program prepares candidates to serve linguistically and culturally diverse students in PreK-6 classrooms.

LICENSURE CONCENTRATIONS 

We offer multiple licensure programs that have been approved by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and the Interstate Certification Compact of the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education.

Merrimack College is authorized to endorse teacher candidates in the following multiple content areas: Math, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Earth and Space Science, General Science, English, History, and Humanities.

The English as a Second Language graduate program prepares candidates to serve linguistically and culturally diverse students in PreK-6 classrooms.

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ONLINE & ON-CAMPUS GRADUATE PROGRAMS 
THAT FIT YOUR GOALS

  • Accounting, M.S. (Online)

  • Business Analytics, M.S. (Online)

  • Data Science & Business Analytics, (Online Certificate)

  • Management, M.S. (Online or Hybrid)

  • Community Engagement, M.Ed. (Online or On-campus) 

  • Criminology and Criminal Justice, M.S.

  • Criminology and Criminal Justice, M.S. (With Police Academy)

  • Educational Leadership, C.A.G.S.

  • Higher Education, M.Ed.

  • School Counseling, M.Ed.

  • Social Work, MSW

  • Teacher Education, M.Ed (Online or On-campus)

  • Athletic Training, M.S.

  • Community Health Education, M.S.

  • Exercise and Sport Science, M.S.

  • Health & Wellness Management, M.S.

  • Healthcare Analytics, M.S. (Online)

  • Nutrition & Human Performance, M.S.

  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling, M.S.

  • Communication, M.A.

  • Public Affairs, M.P.A.

  • Spiritual Direction, M.A.

  • Spirituality, M.A.

  • Biology, M.S.

  • Civil Engineering, M.S.

  • Computer Science, M.S.

  • Data Science, M.S. (Online)

  • Data Science (Online Certificate)

  • Engineering Management, M.S.

  • Engineering Management, M.S. (Online)

  • Mechanical Engineering, M.S.

The K-12 Teacher Education Fellowship links graduate study with a year-long clinical residency in a PreK-12 partner school.

*Online Only
The graduate program in Early Childhood Education prepares candidates to become teachers of children in grades PreK-2. In addition to challenging and engaging coursework, students gain a rich and relevant preparation for teaching by participating in a full-time practicum in early childhood classrooms.

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.

The graduate program in Moderate Disabilities prepares candidates to work with children in grades PreK-8 with moderate disabilities who participate in integrated or self-contained classrooms.

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EDUCATION & SOCIAL POLICY

HEALTH SCIENCES

LIBERAL ARTS

SCIENCE & ENGINEERING

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Moderate Disabilities (PreK-8)

English as a Second Language (PreK-6)

Middle (5-8) and High School Education (8-12)

Early Childhood Education (PreK-2)

Elementary Education (1-6)

Moderate Disabilities (PreK-8)

English as a Second Language (PreK-6)

Middle (5-8) and High School Education (8-12)

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At Merrimack College, we’re proud of our long history of providing quality degrees to students entering the job market. Our faculty are more than just teachers. We are committed to helping you grow — academically, personally and professionally — so that you graduate as a confident, well-prepared leader.

A TOP GRADUATE SCHOOL

U.S. News & 
World Report 

2022 #34 Best Regional 
Universities/
North

The Princeton Review 
2022 Best Regional College

Money Magazine 
2020 Most Transformative College

Forbes Magazine
2019 Top 10 Most
Innovative School
Regional Universities/North

Approval from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and the Interstate Certification Compact of the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education.

Experience-Based

Gain unparalleled hands-on practice and transformative learning experiences both in and out of the classroom.

Exceptional Faculty

At Merrimack you’ll work closely with nationally recognized teaching experts who are devoted to your success and committed to transformative reform. Our teacher education faculty includes accomplished educators such as Dr. Marie Galinski and Dr. Stephanie Garrone-Shufran, as well as prolific researchers and policy specialists such as Anne Gatling.

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Accredited

Our teacher education master’s degree holds approval from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and the Interstate Certification Compact of the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education.

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Practical

Our teacher education master’s program emphasizes evidence-based practice that gets proven outcomes. You’ll learn research-supported teaching techniques that move the needle on student performance and address current challenges such as STEM education, inclusive classrooms, digital technology, reading, and writing.

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Exceptional Faculty

At Merrimack, you’ll work closely with nationally recognized teaching experts who are devoted to your success and committed to transformative reform. Our teacher education faculty includes accomplished educators such as Dr. Marie Galinski and Dr. Stephanie Garrone-Shufran and prolific researchers and policy specialists such as Anne Gatling.

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Experience-Based

Merrimack’s ground-breaking fellowship model adds extraordinary value to your master of education degree. These competitive professional development opportunities provide a 100% tuition discount, plus a year-long teaching residency in a PreK-12 classroom. You’ll gain personalized, one-on-one teacher training from a hand-picked mentor in one of Merrimack’s partner districts, helping you cultivate new skills and maximize your impact as an educator.

Important Dates for the 2022-2023 Teacher Education Fellowship Program

  • Application Deadline: January 5, 2023

  • Spring Orientation: April 2023

  • Summer Orientation: August 2023

  • Courses Begin (on-campus): Summer I session; May 2023

  • Fellowship Placement: late August 2023 to late June 2024                       
    *Applications for the 2023-2024 fellowship will be reviewed on a rolling basis for fellowship positions until all positions are filled.

  • Andover Public Schools

  • Ayer-Shirley Regional School District

  • Beverly Public Schools

  • Community Day Charter School, Lawrence

  • Haverhill Public Schools

  • Lawrence Family Development Charter School

  • Lynnfield Public Schools

  • Newburyport Public Schools

  • North Andover Public Schools

  • St. Augustine School, Andover

Fellows participate in a residency with community partner organizations, including: