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Programs available to New England Center for Children Employees Only

These programs are available only to NECC applicants.

  • MSEd Autism Specialization with Licensure (Southborough)
  • Post-Master’s with Licensure (Southborough)*
  • MSEd Non-Licensure (Abu Dhabi)
  • MSEd Autism Specialization with Licensure (Partner Program)
  • Post-Master’s with Licensure (Partner Program)*

The Post Master’s Licensure program (Southborough or Partner) are available only to NECC applicants who already hold a master's degree in Behavior Analysis.

When mailing materials to our office, please be sure to use the exact mailing address below:

Simmons University
Graduate Studies Admission
Office of Admission B108
300 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115-5898

The Office of Graduate Studies Admission reviews NECC employee applications on a rolling basis. Applications are open for fall, spring and summer terms.

Admission may be deferred for up to one year, after which applicants must reapply.

If you have any questions about your application, please do not hesitate to contact our office by phone at 617-521-2915 or by email.

How to Apply

Application Requirements

NECC applicants with a cumulative undergraduate GPA below 3.0 are encouraged to take a course in the Simmons program at NECC through our non-degree registration option before applying. Current employees may contact NECC about this option.

All candidates are required to submit the following materials:

  • A completed online application form.
  • Statement of purpose: In 500 words or more, describe your philosophy of teaching and learning. Explain your reasons for pursuing this degree and your interest in this specific area of teaching.
  • Current résumé or C.V. Please be sure to provide complete details of your employment with NECC, including your job title and start date.

Those who apply after accepting an offer of employment, but before their start date at NECC, should also email a copy of their employment offer letter.

  • Official transcript(s) of all undergraduate and graduate-level courses taken, including official transcripts from all study-abroad programs*. If applying to the post-master’s licensure programs, applicant must submit a transcript showing conferral of the required Master's degree in Behavior Analysis.
    • Official transcripts can be mailed to the address below or emailed to [email protected]. For transcripts to be official, they must come directly from your college/university or sent through a service such as National Student Clearinghouse or Parchment.
    • *International transcripts must be officially translated and evaluated for educational equivalency.
  • Optional: Applicants with a cumulative undergraduate GPA below 3.0 are strongly encouraged to submit supplemental supporting materials, including academic letters of recommendation, MTEL score reports, proof of registration for upcoming MTELs, and/or an additional statement that addresses prior academic performance. These documents can be emailed to [email protected].

In addition to the requirements listed above, international students must also submit the following:

  • An official TOEFL or IELTS score (Simmons' TOEFL code is 3761) - required of applicants for whom English was not their first language and who do not hold a degree from a university where English is the primary language of instruction.
  • Official course-by-course degree evaluations are required of applicants who received a degree from a university outside the U.S. or Canada.

Programs available to Abu Dhabi (NECC) Employees Only

MSEd Non-licensure for Abu Dhabi (NECC) Employees

How to Apply

Application: Fall 2022, Spring 2023, Summer 2023

Application Requirements

Abu Dhabi (NECC) applicants with a cumulative undergraduate GPA below 3.0 are encouraged to take a course in the Simmons program with Abu Dhabi (NECC) through our non-degree registration option before applying. Current employees may contact Abu Dhabi (NECC) about this option.

All candidates are required to submit the following materials:

  • A completed online application form.
  • Statement of purpose: In 500 words or more, describe your philosophy of teaching and learning. Explain your reasons for pursuing this degree and your interest in this specific area of teaching.
  • Current résumé or C.V. Please be sure to provide complete details of your employment with Abu Dhabi (NECC), including your job title and start date.
  • Those who apply after accepting an offer of employment, but before their start date at Abu Dhabi (NECC), should also email a copy of their employment offer letter.
  • Official transcript(s) of all undergraduate and graduate-level courses taken, including official transcripts from all study-abroad programs.*
    • Official transcripts can be mailed to the Office of Admission or sent electronically. For transcripts to be official, they must come directly from your college/university or sent through a service such as National Student Clearinghouse or Parchment.
    • *International transcripts must be officially translated and evaluated for educational equivalency. Official course-by-course degree evaluations are required of applicants who received a degree from a university outside the U.S. or Canada.
  • Optional: Applicants with a cumulative undergraduate GPA below 3.0 are strongly encouraged to submit supplemental supporting materials, including academic letters of recommendation and/or an additional statement that addresses prior academic performance. These documents can be emailed to [email protected].

In addition to the requirements listed above, students must also:

  • Participate in a virtual interview with a member of the Department. 
  • Once the interview has been completed, a member of Department may waive the TOEFL requirement.
    • The Simmons' TOEFL code is 3761 and is required of applicants for whom English was not their first language and who do not hold a degree from a university where English is the primary language of instruction.

Master's Degree Programs on campus at Simmons

Simmons is no longer accepting applications to our on-campus MSEd programs.

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Tuition and fees

Tuition and fees at Simmons are updated annually each spring. They are assessed each semester based on the number of credits enrolled, the level of degree, and the particular program of study.

Health insurance

All students taking 9 or more credits are required by Massachusetts State law to enroll in the Student Health Insurance Plan or be covered by a health insurance plan with comparable coverage.

Non-degree enrollment option

If you are unsure about enrolling in a graduate program, or just want to advance your educational experience, non-degree study at Simmons is the best option for you. 

Contact us

Questions? Contact us via email or at 617-521-2915. We're happy to schedule visits and campus tours. 

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