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Graduate Fellowship in K-12 Education

Merrimack College is currently seeking talented candidates for a number of Graduate Fellowship positions in the area of K-12 Education. As a graduate fellow, you’ll work in a Massachusetts partner school district alongside an experienced mentor teacher, where you will gain unparalleled hands-on experience as you earn your master's degree in preparation for a career in education. 

Your fellowship will run in tandem with your graduate studies, from May of 2024, through June of 2025. You'll earn your M.Ed and Initial Teaching License in one year, tuition-free while gaining the experience and professional connections to boost your career as a K-12 Teacher.

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, either online or on campus
  • 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)

Who Can Apply?

  • College graduates with a strong academic background in liberal arts or sciences are encouraged to apply.  No previous teaching experience or coursework is required, but a commitment and belief that every child deserves a great education is necessary.

For more information:

Position Responsibilities:

If you’re selected for a graduate fellowship, you will:

  • Complete a 12-month field-based experience at a Massachusetts K-12 partner school district
  • Serve 30-35 hours a week at your placement site while taking graduate courses either 100% online or on campus throughout the school year.
  • Earn your master's degree and initial license in one year, tuition free.

To be considered for a Teacher Education Fellowship, please submit an up-to-date resume and we will email you with additional information about the next steps in the application process.

Job Types: Part-time, Internship


  • Tuition reimbursement


  • Monday to Friday

Work setting:

  • In-person

Application Question(s):

  • To be considered for this graduate fellowship position, you must apply for and be accepted into the Merrimack College Master of Education Teacher Fellowship.


  • Bachelor's (Required)

Work Location: In person, Coursework to be completed either online or in person