Merrimack College

School of Education and Social Policy

Master of Education in English as a Second Language


315 Turnpike Street

Mailstop O-15

North Andover, MA 01845

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Education in English as a Second Language

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The graduate program in English as a Second Language prepares candidates to serve linguistically and culturally diverse students in PreK-6 classrooms. Both the master’s degree and initial license are obtained through the 36-credit program, including a practicum experience in an ESL classroom setting.


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

Classification: Baccalaureate College—General

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 1,000-2,999

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