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.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.

Programs in this Department

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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Janet Chumley

Program Director

Recent News

photo of Anne Villano ’21MSW

Anne Villano '21MSW was awarded the 2022 Hanscom Air Force Base Military Spouse of the Year by the Armed Forces Insurance Program. Villano was selected for her candid approach to the mental health issues faced by members of the U.S. military and their families through creative therapies. We spoke to her about this work, and her advocacy for mental health in the military.

Jyoti Puri

Jyoti Puri, Professor of Sociology and Hazel Dick Leonard Chair was the recipient of the 2021 Jessie Bernard Award, given annually in recognition of work with broad scholarly impact that has “enlarged the horizons of sociology to encompass fully the...

Why did you decide to attend Simmons? The idea of a woman-centered education was appealing to me, as I had attended an all-girl’s school in the Washington D.C. area since the fourth grade. I had family members who had attended...