Teaching + Gender and Cultural Studies

The Teaching and Gender and Cultural Studies (MAT/MA) dual degree program prepares students for careers in elementary education and educational leadership, with a particular focus on issues of diversity, race, gender, class, ethnicity and sexual orientation.

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The dual degree makes it easy to combine your interests in teaching and social justice. You'll be enrolled in both programs simultaneously and work with an advisor from each program to tailor your studies to meet their needs and interests.

Graduates of this program are uniquely prepared to infuse their elementary teaching practice with values of inclusion, equity, and diversity, and are poised for leadership roles as department chairs and curriculum coordinators.

Simmons’ Gender and Cultural Studies students also gain access to the dynamic team-taught course offerings and resources of the nine member institutions in The Consortium for Graduate Studies in Gender, Culture, Women, and Sexuality (The GCWS).

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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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Gender and Cultural Studies Alumnae/i

Our Gender and Cultural Studies alumnae/i further their studies in doctoral programs and law school, and also pursue rewarding careers in a variety of fields including education, non-profits, health care, and social work.

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