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Graduate Teacher Education Programs

Merrimack College’s innovative teacher education programs are 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 in line with state and professional standards so that you can be sure you are acquiring the most valued skills and knowledge required to meet licensure standards. Merrimack’s online competency-based programs produce teachers who are poised to become leaders in their schools and communities.

You will benefit from:

  • Enlightening capstone projects
  • Concentrations that allow you to further focus your education
  • Both coursework and field-based experiences
  • Immersion events

Learn more about Merrimack’s teacher education programs.

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What Our Students Are Saying

Katie Zayka.

“The online M.Ed. program from Merrimack College meets the challenge of teaching how to teach, and will guide any student who is dedicated to learning to a successful career.”

Katie Zayka, M.Ed. Student

Your pace, your style

Our affordable program is personalized to meet your needs with convenient, online courses offered in eight-week modules. Complete your courses from anywhere according to your own schedule.

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 help you with your MTEL preparation, field-based experiences and professional networking through our immersion events.


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.

Optional In-Person Immersion Events

Network with your faculty, fellow students, and leading professionals in the field during your program at special events and workshops designed to enhance your professional development.

Winston School of Education and Social Policy Online Education

Education for Social Transformation

In the Winston School of Education and Social Policy, we believe that education is a transformative practice that changes the world. Our dynamic, rigorous programs prepare students to engage with communities by linking theory, research, and practice. With a focus on ethics and professionalism, we mentor students to be reflective and engaged educators, practitioners, and advocates for the common good.

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 spiritually — so that you may graduate as a confident, well-prepared citizen of the world.

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  • Merrimack College is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).
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