As an education major concentrating in middle school education (5-8), you’ll gain the expertise, skills and confidence to teach middle school students. In the middle-school education program, you will deepen your understanding of how young students develop and learn, gain practical skills that will help you prepare students for a successful transition to high school, and build your subject matter expertise by choosing from a wide variety of electives across departments. You’ll gain invaluable classroom experience during your pre-practicum and practicum student-teaching. It’s your chance to take what you’ve learned at Merrimack and apply it at one of the many schools in the area.
Upon successful completion of the education program, you’ll be well-equipped to pursue a career in education. Positions may include English, math, social studies or science teacher, general studies teacher in grades 5-8, guidance counselor, reading, math or science tutor, or school administrator. Use the Career Insight tool below to see real-time labor market data on jobs in this field.