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.

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What Our Students Are Saying

“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

Recognized for Value and Excellence

Merrimack College has been honored with local and national awards.

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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  • U.S. News & World Report 2022 #34 Best Regional Universities North
  • U.S. News & World Report 2022 #41 Best Value Schools
  • U.S. News & World Report 2022 #3 Most Innovative Schools
  • Money Magazine’s Best Colleges 2020
  • The Princeton Review 2021 Best Northeastern Regional College
  • Apple Inc., Apple Distinguished School