Apply Now: K-12 Teacher Education Graduate Fellowship at Merrimack College

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K-12 Teacher Education Graduate Fellowship

Various locations in central and northeast Massachusetts

Begin your tuition-free path to a career in teaching! As a K-12 teacher fellow, you’ll work in a school district for a full academic year, gaining unparalleled classroom experience and making valuable professional connections while earning your Master of Education in Teacher Education with Merrimack.

To be considered for a K-12 Teacher Education Graduate Fellowship, please click the button below and  submit your contact information. We will then email you with additional information about next steps in the application process.

About the Fellowship:

Merrimack’s K-12 Teacher Education Fellowship is a full-tuition fellowship that links graduate study with a year-long clinical residency in a partner school. Students take graduate courses in the summers and evenings throughout the school year while serving as full-time professionals in varied capacities in their classrooms. The program is open to all academic majors and backgrounds. While previous education coursework and experience are helpful, it is not required.

Position Description:

Students complete several core courses and choose one of five concentrations:

  • Elementary Education (1-6)
  • Moderate Disabilities (PreK-8)
  • English as a Second Language (PreK-6) 
  • Middle School Education (5-8)
  • High School Education (8-12)

The residency allows Fellows to engage in a range of classroom-based activities such as small-group instruction, co-teaching, and ultimately, independent classroom instruction. Fellows complete their coursework and residency while demonstrating their proficiency with the Professional Standards for Teachers (PSTs). Education students walk at graduation in May, but must complete their residency at each site (usually by the end of June) before they can be endorsed for licensure by Merrimack to the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).  

The actual work that students complete at their fellowship sites will vary depending on their site and placement. All students will be engaged in the gradual increase of responsibility from classroom instruction that includes modeling from their supervising practitioner, shared and guided teaching with their supervising practitioner, to full independent responsibility for classroom instruction. It is important for fellows to become part of the community and culture of their school and to receive extensive supervision and mentoring. Fellows will also be assigned a Merrimack supervisor to support them in the field.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Fellows work the same hours/days as professional teachers
  • Fellows are required to adhere to all site policies and procedures 
  • Fellows receive academic credit for the fellowship experience and must attend seminar class in both semesters and complete all the assignments.
  • Fellows are required to document their hours for their area of licensure.
  • Fellows & Program Supervisors & Supervising Practitioners are required to meet to discuss observations and student progress
  • Fellows who are seeking initial licensure must complete three, 3-way conferences during the year based on the Candidate Assessment of Performance (CAP). 

Additional Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Able to attend graduate courses on-campus from May 2023-June 2024.  Graduate courses are held late afternoon/evening.
  • Adhere to the academic calendar for both Merrimack College and their school district.
  • Must have reliable transportation for travel between the fellowship site and Merrimack (for  classes)

To be considered for a K-12 Teacher Education Graduate Fellowship, please click the button below and submit your contact information. We will then email you with additional information about next steps in the application process.

Priority Deadline: January 5, 2023
Regular Deadline: February 15, 2023

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