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Special Education

Special Education

The Education Cooperative

For more information about Simmons's Special Education partnerships and off-campus programs, visit the Special Education website or call the Graduate Studies Admission office at 617-521-2915.

Simmons and The Education Cooperative (TEC) in Dedham have partnered since 2008 to offer our Assistive Special Education Technology degree at their headquarters in Dedham, Massachustetts. The program runs as a cohort and is open to all qualified candidates with bachelor's degrees. To learn more about Assistive Technology or about the next scheduled cohort, please contact the Graduate Studies Admission office at 617-521-2915.

The Landmark School

Simmons College and the Landmark School in Prides Crossing, Massachusetts have collaborated since 1995 to offer a Master of Science in Education with the option of initial licensure in Moderate Disabilities PreK-8 or 5-12 to Landmark School employees. The Simmons program at Landmark School must be completed in five years. Most courses are taught on-site at the Landmark School. Most courses run on a weekend cycle — Friday evening, all day Saturday, and some Sundays.

The New England Center for Children

Simmons College and the New England Center for Children based in Southborough, Massachusetts have collaborated since 1992 to offer a Master of Science in Education and a Certificate in Severe Disabilities with the option of initial licensure in PreK-12 to NECC employees. The Simmons program at NECC must be completed in four years. Courses are taught on-site at the New England Center for Children.

South Coast Educational Collaborative

Simmons College and the South Coast Educational Collaborative based in Seekonk, Massachusetts joined together in 1991 to create graduate level educational experiences for teachers in the Southeastern region of the state. The partnership offers a Master of Science Degree in Education with the option of initial licensure in Moderate Disabilities PreK-8 or 5-12. The Simmons program at South Coast Collaborative is a 14-course sequence that is completed in approximately two years. Most courses are taught onsite in the South Coast Collaborative area.

The Reading Institute

Simmons College and The Reading Institute based in Williamstown, Massachusetts joined together in 2001 to offer graduate level educational opportunities to teachers in the western portion of New England and eastern New York. The partnership is a unique approach to training professionals. It provides the opportunity for professionals who work in this region to earn a Simmons degree in Language and Literacy for language-based learning disabilities or in Assistive Technology. Students have the option of choosing a Master of Science in Education (M.S.Ed.) or an Education Specialist (Ed.S.) degree, depending on their prior degrees.