History and teaching are a natural fit — and we help students pursue rewarding careers in education and social studies faster with our accelerated dual degree program. 

We prepare students for teaching licensure while simultaneously providing a broad and in-depth understanding of history. Our graduates are well positioned for leadership roles in education, such as department heads or curriculum coordinators.

Learn more about the history and teaching programs at Simmons.

Program Requirements

This 60- to 64-credit program (depending on the length of student teaching) leads to a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), plus a Master of Arts (MA) in  History.

Students work simultaneously toward both degrees and, upon successful completion of the program, are certified as elementary, middle or high school teachers. Full-time students can complete the program in approximately 2 years. Part-time students must complete the program within 6 years of enrollment. During the first year, students are participant-observers at a public school site. During the second year, they may pursue either a full-year teaching internship or a semester-long teaching practicum.

    Steve Ortega
    • Stephen Ortega
    • Associate Professor and Director of the Graduate Program in History/Archives Management
    • Phone: 617-521-2251
    • Office: C319E
    Stephen Berry
    • Stephen Berry
    • Associate Professor of History
    • Phone: 617-521-2272
    • Office: C319C
    Sarah Leonard
    • Sarah Leonard
    • Associate Professor of History
    • Phone: 617-521-2254
    • Office: C319D
    Laura Prieto
    • Laura Prieto
    • Professor of Women's and Gender Studies and Department Chair of History
    • Phone: 617-521-2253
    • Office: C319F
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