Teaching: Elementary Education

Please Note: The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT): Elementary Education program is not currently accepting applications for enrollment. Please contact Graduate Admission to discuss your program options.

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Please Note: The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT): Elementary Education program is not currently accepting applications for enrollment. Please contact Graduate Admission to discuss your program options.n the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL) — and quickly build successful careers.

The MAT curriculum combines theory with practice, including multicultural perspectives and teaching skills. Methods courses include related field experiences that allow students to observe and apply teaching strategies and techniques. Our courses address instructional strategies and materials for teaching reading and language arts, math, social studies, and science. Additional courses explore developmental psychology and contemporary issues in education.

We offer a Master of Arts in Teaching, with preparation for initial licensure in Elementary Education (grades 1-6) in Massachusetts. Students may pursue a 36-credit program with a 14-week full-time practicum, or a 42-credit program with a full-year internship. Some partnering schools and districts provide a stipend for Simmons teaching interns. Students may begin the MAT program during the fall, spring, or summer semester. Please review our suggested course sequences to determine which start term best suits your needs.

Simmons also offers a dual general and special education licensure program, as well as Teaching/Liberal Arts dual degree programs leading to a Master of Arts in Teaching, plus a Master of Arts in Children's Literature or History.

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We offer graduate level programs in elementary education and special education. We provide a highly collaborative environment, individualized programs of study, supportive faculty mentors, and plenty of hands-on experience.

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