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Why Merrimack College Online Masters Degree in Education

Why Merrimack

Our innovative program is offered online and in a competency-based education (CBE) format and has been developed in collaboration with leading school districts and employers.

Online courses allow you to study anywhere, anytime – all so you can complete your education while maintaining your busy schedule.

Competency-based education means your experience counts. Our program allows you to move quickly through what you already know by demonstrating your mastery of skills and knowledge, and to focus on learning what you need. Our next-generation technology demonstrates your progress and helps you to stay on track.

Our program’s competencies are the same as state and professional standards so that you can be sure you are acquiring the skills and knowledge to meet licensure standards and that are most valuable to school employers. Merrimack’s online competency-based programs produce teachers who are poised to become leaders in their schools and communities.

Key features of our online teacher education programs include:

  • Your pace, your style: Our affordable program is personalized to your needs with convenient, online courses offered in eight-week modules
  • Personalized support: You will be supported every step of the way by our world-class faculty and through personalized one-on-one sessions with your very own teacher education program specialist. We’ll also help you with your MTEL preparation, field-based experiences and professional networking through our immersion events
  • Mastery-learning: Our program is aligned to the Massachusetts Professional Standards for Teachers (PSTs) and Subject Matter Knowledge requirements (SMKs). We help you learn what is critical, practice it and demonstrate your mastery of it.

“With the online competency-based format, I have the ability to progress at my pace through the course objectives. As a full-time teacher and mom with two teenage boys, life is pretty busy. Without question this program has provided the most flexibility of any program I have ever taken.”
– Suzette DiTonno, M.Ed., Ed.S

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