Merrimack College

School of Education and Social Policy

Master of Education in Elementary Education (1-6) with Licensure


315 Turnpike Street

Mailstop O-15

North Andover, MA 01845

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Education in Elementary Education (1-6) with Licensure

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Merrimack College offers quality and innovative programs of study leading to a Master of Education (M.Ed.).  The graduate program in Elementary Education prepares candidates to work in grades 1-6. Through coursework and field experiences, students develop an understanding of subject matter knowledge, curriculum design, instructional strategies, observation and assessment, communication, and collaboration with families and the community.  Classes are held on campus late afternoon and early evenings.

FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM:  The application period is now open for Merrimack's prestigious Higher Education Fellowship program that provides students with a tuition-free Fellowship leading to an M.Ed. in one year.  Students take classes at night and do an on-site residency during the day, gaining unparalleled field experience.


Merrimack College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. The School of Education offers multiple licensure programs that have been approved by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and the Interstate Certification Compact of the National Association of State Directors of Teachers Education. Students are able to receive reciprocal teaching licenses in more than 45 states. Please refer to the DESE's website and each state's requirements for exact terms of reciprocity.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 36

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $550 USD

Classification: Baccalaureate College—General

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 1,000-2,999

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