As an education major concentrating in moderate disabilities (PreK–8), you’ll gain the expertise, skills and confidence to teach students with learning disabilities. In the moderate disabilities education program, you will deepen your understanding of how students with learning disabilities can thrive and be successful in school, learn how to conduct educational assessments and develop personalized education plans, 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 guidance counselor, resource room director, school administrator, and special-education teacher. Use the Career Insight tool below to see real-time labor market data on jobs in this field.