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EMERGENCY LICENSE TEACHERS:

Earn your M.Ed. with $500 off your first course, plus, a free add-on credential*

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Tuition benefit for emergency license teachers:

Emergency License Teachers are eligible for $500 off tuition for their first 4-credit course in an Online Master’s Degree Teacher Education program starting in October 2022. Teachers in partner districts of Merrimack College will also receive a 10% Tuition Benefit on the full M.Ed. program.

ACCELERATED PATHWAY: Combine your M.Ed with a certificate in Teacher Leadership, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) for K-12 Educators**, or Social Emotional Learning (SEL)*** and receive your choice in add on credential, FREE (must be completed by September 2024):

Get Started in October to Enjoy the Benefits

* Must complete M.Ed. to be eligible for Add-On credential

** Includes Sheltered English Instruction

*** Starting in Fall 2022

† Promotional benefits offered to Emergency License Teachers for August start dates only

EMERGENCY LICENSE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • a. A Provisional license is granted by DESE to individuals holding a Bachelor’s degree and who have passed MTELs.. Provisional license is valid for 5 years and is not renewable.
  • b. Emergency licenses were created as a temporary license in response to the Covid Pandemic to keep new teachers entering into the profession and into the Commonwealth’s school systems. Emergency license holders have a Bachelor’s degree, but have not passed the MTELs. The emergency license will expire June 30, 2023 and teachers who have an emergency license will need to complete educational program requirements for an initial license or add-on license, depending on their current credentials and area of teaching.
  • a. You can use your current teaching hours for 2 pre-practicums (15 hours each), but would still need to complete your 300 hour practicum per DESE requirements
  • a. The cost of the full M.Ed program is $20,016 (36 credits, $556/credit hour)
    • i. Emergency License Teachers receive the following financial assistance:
      1. $500 off first course if enrolled by October, 2022
      2. 10% off tuition if your school system is a partner of Merrimack College
        • a. Total Program Cost $18,014 (savings of $2,001)
      3. Option of enrolling in a choice of three Leadership Certificates (Teacher Leader, DEI or Social Emotional Learning, each 16 credits) at no additional cost after completing the initial license or add-on license. The free certificate must be completed by September 2024. The value of the certificate is $11,328 ($708 per credit).
  • a. No, the offer has been created for emergency license teachers who still need to enroll in a program to continue teaching.
  • a. Yes, you will be assigned a success coach who will help you navigate through the program from start to finish.
  • a. Program is 100% online, allowing you to continue in your current role while accessing coursework at your own pace
  • b. Merrimack’s success coaches will be by your side throughout the entire program
  • c. Merrimack’s M.Ed program is a cost effective and highly rated program for Massachusetts teachers
  • a. You can become a valuable leader in your school and in your district, which may lead to opportunities such as: department head, PLC leader, district administrator
  • b. Your salary will be increased for every 15 credits you receive post Masters degree. The amount of salary increase is dependent on the salary guidelines set forth by your school and district.
  • In order to be eligible for the free leadership certificate, you need to first complete the M.Ed. or Add-On license.

Programs

Master’s in Education (M.Ed.):

  • Curriculum & Instruction
  • Early Childhood Education*
  • Elementary Education*
  • English as a Second Language
  • Middle & High School Education*
  • Moderate Disabilities*
MEd Program Coursework Overview
MEd Program Coursework for ESL or Moderate Disabilities

Add-On Licensures:

  • Early Childhood Education
  • English as a Second Language

  • Moderate Disabilities

Certificates:

  • CAGS in Educational Leadership
  • Teacher Leadership Certificate
  • Education Technology Certificate
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) for K-12 Educators**
  • Social Emotional Learning (SEL)**
Leadership Certificate Coursework Overview

* Includes Sheltered English Instruction

** Starting in Fall 2022

Advance within your role and continue on the path to a rewarding career — Merrimack College’s licensure and credential programs for teaching and leadership provide valuable skillsets to help you specialize in the field, while increasing your earning potential.

Merrimack College Advantage

  • ONLINE AND ON-CAMPUS OPTIONS
  • FULLY DESE-APPROVED
  • COMPETENCY-BASED EDUCATIONAL MODEL
  • DEDICATED SUCCESS COACH TO GUIDE YOU
  • FLEXIBLE 8 WEEK, 4 CREDIT COURSES
  • 6 START DATES PER YEAR

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Merrimack College Accolades

Founded in 1947 as a nonprofit institution, Merrimack College is ranked among the top colleges in the nation. Located 25 miles north of Boston, we are dedicated to delivering quality degrees designed with your career at the center.

  • U.S. News & World Report 2021 #45 Best Regional Universities North
  • U.S. News & World Report 2021 #37 Best Value Schools
  • U.S. News & World Report 2021 #9 Most Innovative Schools
  • Money Magazine’s Best Colleges 2020
  • The Princeton Review 2021 Best Northeastern Regional College
  • Apple Inc., Apple Distinguished School