The Department of Teaching & Learning

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  • Special Education

    Our Masters in Special Education has launched! Many scholarships are available to support teachers who want to learn with our internationally recognized faculty. Evening classes are hands-on, embedded in local schools, and based on the latest evidence-based practices. Our faculty have over $9 million in funded research projects.

  • Bilingual Education

    Scholarships are available for Spanish-English bilingual teachers to earn a Masters in Bilingual Education. The interdisciplinary curriculum focuses on second language learning, teaching, and research. Our international faculty are embedded in local communities and schools to ensure active, hands-on, and real-world learning. Become a bilingual teacher leader with us!

  • Teacher Certification

    Give HOPE! Become a teacher! The Simmons school offers you the opportunity to become a leader and scholar in the educational field. Follow your dream and make a difference in the world.

  • Community Outreach

    All our programs have significant outreach in local schools and communities. Depending on whether you are a STEM teacher, reading specialist, or brand-new teacher, you will practice innovative teaching throughout the Dallas community: Perot Museum, Rory Meyer Children’s Garden, local area schools, diverse community centers, and engaging after-school programs.

  • Early Literacy

    This unique program is designed for teachers of young children in kindergarten through second grade. All teachers accepted into this scholarship program form a cohort and receive 93% off of full tuition. The Early Literacy Program empowers teachers to help their students read at or above grade level by the end of second grade.


Preparing Educators who are Scholars and Leaders


The Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development offers teacher education programs at the graduate, post-baccalaureate, and undergraduate levels where students can become world-class scholars and teacher leaders. Our faculty members are outstanding educators who combine years of classroom experienceNCTQ badge with a deep knowledge of research-based practices to create a high-quality learning environment. Our programs offer students a comprehensive curriculum of theory, research, cross-disciplinary studies, and practicum. Our goal is to improve teacher effectiveness and we are committed to raising the bar in teacher education.

We prepare educators who are:

  1. Scholars and leaders in professionalism
  2. Educators committed to high-quality teaching
  3. Leaders in translating evidence-based research into the classroom
  4. Experts in differentiated instruction

We design our classroom experience to meet the needs of all students and pride ourselves on being responsive to diverse learners. Many of our faculty are actively involved in the local education community and work in schools, focusing on dyslexia, ESL, mathematics, and special education.

The Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development is a place of great value, we deliver a high caliber education with a cost comparable to other education programs in the surrounding area. We are so pleased that you are considering joining our team and we invite you to explore our diverse range of programs. We can work together to change minds!

Learn more about our programs:

Master's Programs Certificate Programs Teaching Certification


Master of Bilingual Education - Information Session

Saturday, January 10th
Time and location TBD
RSVP on our events page!


A Message from the Chair



There's an art and science to teaching. Master it here at SMU!