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Advance Your Teaching Career With Your Master’s in Education.

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We offer multiple licensure programs that are approved by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).

Online or Hybrid

Our hybrid and online formats — and the option to study full or part time — allow you to integrate your program into your schedule and life.


For teachers seeking licensure, you’ll gain hands-on field experience inside a classroom setting near you.

Affordable Tuition

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


As one of Massachusetts’ leading teacher preparation schools, Merrimack continues to innovate our coursework and programs to meet the needs of today’s educators. As a teacher education student in our M.Ed., add-on licensure, or certificate program, you’ll join a vast network of Merrimack educators ready to spark change and improve lives.

  • M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction
  • M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education
  • M.Ed. in Elementary Education
  • M.Ed. in English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • M.Ed. in Moderate Disabilities (PK-8)
  • M.Ed. in Middle School (5-8) and High School (8-12) Education
  • M.Ed. in School Counseling
  • Add-On License in Early Childhood Education
  • Add-On License in English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Add-On License in Moderate Disabilities
  • Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) in Schools (K-12) Certificate
  • Social Emotional Learning (SEL) (K-12) Certificate
  • Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) in Educational Leadership
  • Post-Master’s License in School Social Work/Adjustment Counseling

Key Dates and Deadlines

Application Deadline
Classes Begin
Fall I
Monday, August 12, 2024
Monday, August 26, 2024
Fall II
Monday, October 7, 2024
Monday, October 21, 2024
Fall I
Application Deadline
Monday, August 12, 2024
Classes Begin
Monday, August 26, 2024
Fall II
Application Deadline
Monday, October 7, 2024
Classes Begin
Monday, October 21, 2024

Why Merrimack

At Merrimack College, we’re committed to helping you grow — academically, personally and professionally — so that you graduate as a confident, well-prepared leader in education. As a teacher education student, you’ll benefit from:

  • Flexibility to complete your eight-week online modules from anywhere according to your own schedule.
  • Concentrations that allow you to further hone your skills in areas aligned with the Massachusetts Professional Standards for Teachers (PSTs) and Subject Matter Knowledge (SMKs) requirements. 
  • Personalized, one-on-one support from faculty and your very own teacher education program specialist guiding you through your MTEL preparation, field-based experiences, and professional networking.
  • Optional in-person immersion events where you network with your faculty, fellow students and leading professionals in the field at special events and workshops designed to enhance your professional development.
Alex S., M.Ed. student.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some frequently asked questions about our program.

Students in the M.Ed. program are required to take nine courses, including their capstone project or practicum, equaling 36 credit hours. On average, students can earn their degree part time in two years. This timeline may vary depending on how many credits are taken each semester. Certificates of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) take two years to complete on a part-time basis or can be finished in 13 months at a full-time pace.

Yes. Students have a variety of options to fund their education. Request more information, and an enrollment advisor will contact you to answer your questions.

Connecting with an enrollment advisor will help you:

  • Understand the program admission criteria and know whether you are eligible to apply.
  • Gain insight into application best practices and how to submit a strong application.
  • Know what to expect in your online classroom, including the level of faculty interaction, program outcomes and more.
  • Have an immediate line of support in the event you have questions or need clarification about the M.Ed., add-on licensure, or certificates.
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1 National Center for Education Statistics, 2022