Program Details

Completing coursework to advance your teaching license to the professional level doesn’t have to be about just maintaining your certification
Location:
Boston, United States
Program Type:
Full Degree
Degree Level:
Master
Specialty:
Special Education, Special Education

Program Overview

Program Description:

Completing coursework to advance your teaching license to the professional level doesn’t have to be about just maintaining your certification. It’s an opportunity for you to expand your reach as an educator, enhance your expertise in the subject matter you love to teach, or to take a class that inspires you. Your teaching practice reflects who you are and what you value, and so should your graduate program.

Our Professional Licensure program allows you to pursue the track that best fits you and your career. Choose our customizable master’s degree or certificate track if you are interested in a flexible, individualized program of study in your current area of teaching. Or select our enhanced master’s degree course sequence to add a Moderate Disabilities teaching license, while also working to achieve professional teaching certification in your current field.

With Professional Licensure programs open to experienced and newly licensed teachers who hold initial certification for Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Moderate Disabilities (K-8), English, or History, we offer a supportive academic community that encourages your growth as an educator, while also empowering you to set the course for your journey as a lifelong learner.

Additional Program Information

Accreditation:
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Financial Aid:
No
Requirements:
-A completed online application or paper application form -Current résumé -Statement of purpose that addresses the following: What advanced instructional skills do you hope to gain through this program? What subject matter knowledge are you interested in learning more about at an advanced level? -Two letters of recommendation -Copies of all teaching certificates/licenses -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:
Simmons welcomes applications from international students. Students for whom English is not their first language are required to submit a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score that demonstrates satisfactory proficiency. Simmons must receive test scores directly from ETS. International students also must submit a Certificate of Finances Form that demonstrates proof of ability to pay tuition and living expenses while enrolled at Simmons. The College cannot issue an I-20 visa until the required financial statements have been received. I-20 visas are generated only after formal acceptance and a deposit is submitted for the program. Officially translated and evaluated transcripts are required for transcripts not originally written in English. Only transcripts translated and evaluated by authorized organizations are accepted. The preferred provider of transcript evaluations at Simmons is listed below. World Education Services Bowling Green Station P.O. Box 5087 New York, NY 10274 Tel: 212-966-6311 Fax: 212-739-6100 For more information about international student admission to Simmons, please contact the admission office at gsa@simmons.edu or phone 617-521-2915.

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