Simmons College

Language and Literacy - Doctorate


300 The Fenway

Boston, MA 02115

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Language and Literacy - Doctorate

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Simmons College graduate program in Language and Literacy is an innovative program designed to provide advanced training to an educator who wishes to specialize in meeting the needs of learners with language based challenges in both specialized and inclusive settings. The program is research-based and incorporates methodologies, strategies, and techniques developed using multisensory structured language principles. The strategies employed and the skills mastered are of equal relevance and benefit to all learners. The goal is a significant reduction in the percentage of learners currently being identified with reading and writing skills below a basic level of achievement in general education settings. There are two degree options that students may pursue - the Master of Science in Education (M.S.Ed.) and the Education Specialist (Ed.S.). Both programs are 44 credits. The M.S.Ed. degree meets the educational needs of an individual with a bachelor’s degree, while the Ed.S. degree program provides an area of specialization and an advanced degree to a student who currently holds a master’s. Both degrees have the option to prepare the student for Massachusetts licensure in reading. If seeking a Reading Specialist license, four additional credits are required. If you have earned credits for Wilson Level I Certification, you may be able to transfer up to four graduate credits.


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Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999

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