College of Social Sciences, Policy, and Practice
300 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115
M.A. in Teaching., M.S. Ed. for General Purposes
Simmons's Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program provides a strong academic and pedagogical foundation, with extensive field experience for men and women seeking their Initial teaching license as elementary teachers (grades 1-6). Our graduates have exceptional pass rates on the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL) — and quickly build successful careers.
At Simmons, we provide a highly collaborative environment, individualized programs of study, supportive faculty mentors, and plenty of hands-on experience. Although we offer a one-semester teaching practicum (the state minimum), many students opt to pursue our unique full-year internship, which allows them to gain more classroom experience than most teaching programs provide. In addition, MAT supervisors observe students a minimum of six times each semester and maintain weekly contact. Many of our program supervisors and supervising practitioners are Simmons alumni, and all are experienced classroom teachers and committed mentors.
Financial Aid: Yes
International Financial Aid: No
# of Credits Required: 36-40
Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 950 USD
Classification: Master's College or University I
Locale: Large City
Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999