The Simmons graduate program in Assistive Special Education Technology is
an innovative program designed to provide professional development for educators who wish to specialize in the field of assistive and adaptive technology. Faculty prepare educators and therapists for leadership roles in the implementation, evaluation, and administration of assistive technology oriented teaching methods for learners with special needs. The focus of the Simmons program is on designing pragmatic accommodations for learners with special needs in general education settings who are participating in curriculum activities.
There are two degree options that students may pursue – the Education Specialist (Ed.S.) and the Master of Science in Education (M.S.Ed.). The Ed.S. degree is an advanced graduate degree that provides a student who currently holds a master’s degree with an area of educational specialization. The M.S.Ed. meets the educational needs of an individual who holds a bachelor’s degree and is seeking a master’s degree.
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International Student 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 (www.wes.org) or the Center for Educational Documentation (www.cedevaluations.com)
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.