Department of Education

Students in our Education Department are committed to transforming lives, educating learners of all ability levels, and reaching students at a young age to set them on a pathway to success.

Studying Education at Simmons University

Our students are constant innovators, dedicated researchers, and promoters of social justice. With a focus on evidence-based best practices, you'll launch a meaningful career and meet the needs of all the students in your classroom

Education Field Placements

Our student teachers train at schools around Boston and New England.

Some recent placements include: 

  • Boston Public Schools
  • Brookline Public Schools
  • Cambridge Public Schools 
  • Newton Public Schools
  • Malden Public Schools
  • Somerville Public Schools
  • Medford Public Schools
  • Wellesley Public Schools
  • Arlington Public Schools
  • Quincy Public Schools
  • Boston Latin School
  • Boston Teachers Union School
  • Crossroads School
  • Prospect Hill Academy Charter School
  • Innovation Academy Charter School
  • MATCH Charter School
  • New England Center for Children
  • Landmark School
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Careers in Education

Simmons offers excellent graduate programs for current and aspiring teachers and educational leaders in General Education and Special Education.

Learn More

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Janet Chumley

Associate Professor of Practice and Director of Education On-Campus Programs

Recent News

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Roxann Mascoll ’15MSW Integrates Art and Social Work to Address Trauma Experienced by Black and Brown Men

For 18 years, Roxann Mascoll ’15MSW worked as a domestic violence specialist. She is now Lead Clinician for The Triggered Project, a non-profit that includes a play and film that addresses how Black and Brown men experience and process childhood trauma.

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Marina McCollum ’25 on Deconstructing Stigma: Changing Attitudes toward Mental Health

McLean Hospital recently launched Deconstructing Stigma: Changing Attitudes toward Mental Health. This campaign challenges popular and erroneous assumptions about psychiatric disorders. Social work major Marina McCollum is a participant in the program. She spoke with us about her personal experiences...

Erika Cadena 2022 MSW

Supporting Patients and Families Needing Help Related to Urgent Medical Care

What the job entails Erika Cadena is a clinical social worker in the Emergency Department at Boston Children's Hospital. In this fast-paced and varied role, she identifies and works with patients and families in need of support and resources related...

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Meet Erin Curley ’20, Assistant Director of Community Service Programs at Northeastern University

Since she majored in Social Work at Simmons, Erin Curley has supported vulnerable individuals in her community. In her current role, she’s helping others engage as well by connecting Northeastern students with community service opportunities in Boston and beyond. Curley...

Jonathan Stewart '22MSW

Helping Middle and High School Students to Recognize Their Inherent Strengths

What the Job Entails Jonathan Stewart is a school social worker for the Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity (METCO) Program for Arlington Public Schools in Arlington, Massachusetts—part of one of the longest-running voluntary school-integration programs in the country. Dividing his...

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Emily Mills ’19 Shares the Transformative Power of a Pell Grant

Emily Mills ’19 shares how receiving a Pell grant impacted her experience as a first generation college student.

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From Undecided to LCSW: How Samantha Clark ’20 Found Her Path at Simmons

What made you choose Simmons for your undergraduate degree? The biggest draw for me was Boston. I'm from Portland, Maine, so Boston is only two hours away, and I could envision myself in Boston. Simmons was appealing for the small...

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Tozoe Marton ’18 Researches Equity in Healthcare for Women

Tozoe Marton, MS, is a Ph.D. student at Brandeis University's Heller School for Social Policy and Management. She has done research with the Women's Global Health Imperative Group at Research Triangle Institute (RTI) International as a public health analyst. While...

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