Simmons College

Urban Elementary Education - Master


300 The Fenway

Boston, MA 02115

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Urban Elementary Education - Master

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Urban Elementary Education graduate program is an innovative two year program designed to address the complex issues faced by teachers in urban classrooms. Students in this program will expand their skills and knowledge by matching pedagogy to classroom situations. They will examine teaching theory through the lens of the urban setting to understand the dynamics and resources of the urban community. Students in this program strengthen their teaching practice by examining curriculum and teaching strategies for inclusive urban classrooms, and are provided with advanced curriculum training, personal coaching, and collegial support. Simmons coaches work closely with degree candidates during both years of the program, providing mentorship and classroom support. Coaches help students to identify and achieve individual goals for professional development. Students will develop impressive portfolios of lesson plans, assessment methods, and sample work. The program follows a cohort model – a group of 15 - 18 students who work together for the duration of their studies. Students work with faculty to learn how to develop fair and effective classrooms. To apply to this unique program, you must be a licensed teacher employed by an urban public school district, hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, and have taught for less than five years. Simmons College is committed to supporting urban educators and substantially subsidizes the Urban Elementary Education Program tuition. The Urban Elementary Education program is a two year program with classes beginning with seven day summer sessions and scheduled weekends throughout the school year. There are two degree options that students may pursue – the 32 credit Master of Science in Education (M.S.Ed.) and the Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (C.A.G.S.).


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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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