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This unique dual license program embodies the philosophy of all Simmons graduate education programs that is grounded in the principles of inclusion.
Boston, United States
Program Type:
Full Degree
Degree Level:
General Education

Program Overview

Program Description:

This unique dual license program embodies the philosophy of all Simmons graduate education programs that is grounded in the principles of inclusion — that all individuals can learn and have the right to do so in a classroom within their own community and with learners their own age. Simmons offers personalized support for each student in the program which is further enhanced by the small classes and close mentoring relationships that students develop with faculty and their internship supervisors.

Our program helps student gain the expertise, knowledge and confidence to become effective and skillful inclusive elementary educators. Our students take method courses that incorporate instruction in a variety of learning styles in reading and language arts, math, social studies and science. Our students also study the cultural and historical foundation of the American school, special education laws & regulations and developmental psychology as it applies to learning and teaching strategies. In addition to the courses focusing on strategies for teaching in inclusive classrooms, educational psychology, special education law, assessment and IEP development, secondary license students pursue methodology courses in their specific license content area.

Upon successful completion of the program, the Education Department will endorse students for their elementary education license and students will apply for their special education license on their own.

Additional Program Information

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Financial Aid:
-A completed online application or paper application form -Current résumé -Statement of purpose that addresses the following: Describe your philosophy of teaching and learning and your reasons for pursuing this degree and specialty. -Two letters of recommendation -One of the following test scores: GRE, MAT, or MTEL (an MTEL, or Massachusetts Test for Educator Licensure, is preferred. If you have questions about which MTEL to take, please contact Graduate Studies Admission at 617-521-2915.) -Official college transcripts from every college or university attended. Must include degree conferral. -TOEFL scores, if English is not the applicant's first language -Non-refundable application fee of $35 (payable to Simmons College)
International Requirements:
The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required of all applicants whose first language is not English. The exam will be waived if the applicant has earned a bachelor’s degree or higher from a U.S. institution. Officially translated and evaluated transcripts are required if not originally written in English. Only transcripts translated and evaluated by authorized organizations are accepted. Simmons College prefers either World Education Services ( or the Center for Educational Documentation ( International students must demonstrate that they have sufficient funds available to meet all the travel, living, and educational expenses for graduate study in the United States. This information must be provided if you are admitted to a graduate program at Simmons College.

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