To request an application for the Simmons SLIS School Library Teacher Licensure program, please contact the SLIS Admission Office at 617-521-2868 or

Once you have submitted your application you can check your application status. Please allow at least three business days for received documents to be reflected on your application status page.

Application Requirements

  • Completed application
  • Transcript(s) from the appropriate master's degree granting institution(s). Applicants who took classes other than at Simmons SLIS must also submit course descriptions.
  • Current résumé
  • Statement of Purpose: In approximately 500 words, please describe your career objectives and how Simmons SLIS could contribute to your meeting those goals. Please incorporate answers to the following questions:
    1. Why are you seeking a school library licensure?
    2. What are the most exciting challenges and opportunities in school library profession?
After your application and supporting documents are received, your file will be sent to the Program Director for review. If you are admitted to the program, the Admission Office will send you the list of courses you will be required to take to complete the licensure program. If you choose to pursue the program after reviewing your individual course of study, you can then confirm your wish to proceed by submitting a deposit.


Fall (September) - May 1
Spring (January) - September 15

After the deadline has passed, applications will be accepted on a space-available basis. If you are interested in applying after the deadline, please contact our office at or 617-521-2868 to request more information.