Simmons University

College of Social Sciences, Policy, and Practice

Moderate & Severe Disabilities (MSEd)


300 The Fenway

Boston, MA 02115

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.S.Ed.-Special Education

Format: Campus

Program Description:

My calling. My passion. My purpose. These are a few of the ways in which students who graduate from our Special Education programs describe their connection to the field. Whether you already relate to these sentiments or have been searching for a profession where you can truly make a difference, special education may be an ideal fit. With special education now identified as a high need teaching area in nearly every state, this degree provides the skills and certification you need to launch a meaningful career in an in-demand field.

As a leader in preparing special educators since 1975, our initial licensure programs for Moderate or Severe Disabilities offer a proven curriculum that blends theory with supervised practice to provide the framework for your career as a classroom leader. We offer extensive opportunities to hone your teaching practice in real-world classroom settings and benefit from the expertise of mentors who are experienced practitioners. With our emphasis on inclusion and evidence-based practice, you’ll learn to adapt teaching strategies and employ research-based interventions to meet the needs of all learners.

Our graduates achieve exceptional job placement rates, with many students beginning or continuing to work full-time in the field while enrolled. Whether you aim to work in an inclusive or sub-separate classroom; wish to meet the needs of students with autism, emotional/behavior disorders, or learning disabilities; or hope to take the first educational step towards a career as a special education administrator or reading specialist, Simmons will provide the foundation for your success.


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International Student 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 or phone 617-521-2915.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: No

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 950 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999

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