Moderate Special Needs (Certificate)


Please visit the program page to learn about curriculum, faculty, careers, and more! To request more information about this degree, please fill out our form.
Application Requirements

All candidates are required to submit the following materials:

  • A completed online or paper application form.
  • Current resume
  • Copies of all teaching licenses/certificates held
  • Official transcript(s) of all undergraduate and graduate-level courses taken, including official transcripts from all study-abroad programs.
  • A non-refundable application fee of $35 (payable to Simmons College)

*International transcripts must be officially translated and evaluated for educational equivalency.

When mailing materials to our office, please be sure to use the exact mailing address below:

Simmons College
Graduate Studies Admission
300 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115-5898

If you have any questions about your application, please do not hesitate to contact our office by phone at 617-521-2915 or email gsa@simmons.edu.

Application Deadlines

Graduate Studies Admission Office has a rolling admission policy. Apply early for maximum consideration for admission and financial aid. To meet priority application deadlines, completed application files should be submitted by the following dates:

  • Summer: May 1
  • Fall: August 1
  • Spring: December 15

Admission may be deferred for up to two semesters, after which applicants must reapply.

For International Students
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 gsa@simmons.edu or phone 617-521-2915.

Please note: All Graduate Studies Admission programs require a minimum TOEFL score of 100 iBT (Internet based test) to consider applicants for admission.
Tuition and Fees

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*Candidates for the certificate program must have a current license in the area of general education.  If you do not already hold a license in general education, please look into our Moderate Disabilities M.S.Ed. program.

**Please access the application through a newer version of Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox or Safari. Users will not be able to access forms through Internet Explorer 6, 7 or 8 on Windows XP.