School of Education & Social Policy
Chair (2017-2018): Associate Professor Deborah Margolis
Professors: Cherney, Olwell, Sarofian-Butin
Associate Professors: Falk, Gatling, Marine, Roselli
Assistant Professors: Garrone-Shufran, Hsu, Kurkul, Mallona, Tannebaum, Ward
Professors of Practice: Curry, Dashti-Gibson, Galinski, Gurry, Howson, Meegan, Shaw, Taitelbaum, Welby
Overview: Merrimack College’s Department of Education & Community Studies offers dynamic programs that prepare and support individuals to be thoughtful, passionate, and competent teachers, educational leaders and human service professionals. We do so because we believe in (1) deep learning, whereby our classrooms, our courses, and our passion are all grounded in the knowledge that learning matters; (2) bringing theory to life, whereby knowledge and practice must inform each other such that we connect books with classrooms and ideas with actions, and; (3) making a difference, whereby education can change our classrooms, our schools, and our communities. We prepare individuals who understand that schools play a key role in a diverse and democratic society and that education should be transformational. All of our efforts are thus grounded in four key concepts: Excellence & Equity, Collaboration, Augustinian Heritage, and Engagement for Democracy. Our department offers academic programs supporting future teachers and programs that provide students an opportunity to make an impact for the public good. Please refer to the School of Education & Social Policy website (www.merrimack.edu/schoolofeducation) for the most current and accurate information about all departmental options and requirements.
The Department of Education and Community Studies offers three majors: 1) Human Development and Human Services, 2) Education, and 3) STEM Education.
Transfer Students: The Department of Education & Community Studies welcomes transfer students. The School of Education & Social Policy has formal articulation agreements with Northern Essex Community College, Middlesex Community College, and North Shore Community College, which foster seamless and thus efficient and effective opportunities for timely graduation. Please contact the Admissions office and the department chair for specific details of these agreements. Please work with your advisor and transfer credit office of your home institution as early as possible to ensure a smooth transition.
You can also consider our Bachelor’s Completion Program if you are applying with your associate’s degree, which offers additional Teacher Education Programs. Please contact the Admissions office or the department chair for additional information.
Graduate Programs: The School of Education & Social Policy offers additional programs at the graduate level. For more information, visit the graduate programs website or the graduate catalog for additional details.
ProgramsBachelor of Arts
- Human Development and Human Services, Major, B.A.
- Human Development and Human Services, with Education as a Co-Major, B.A.
- STEM Education, with Education as a Co-Major, B.A.
- Teacher Education, Early Childhood Education (PreK-2) Licensure, B.A.
- Teacher Education, Elementary Education (1-6) Licensure, B.A.
- Teacher Education, Middle School (5-8) and High School (8-12) Licensure, B.A.
- Teacher Education, Moderate Disabilities (PreK-8) Licensure, B.A.