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


Attend an information session:

Meet with our faculty to learn more about our programs and courses.

Tuesday, October 7th, 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Annette Caldwell Simmons Hall, Room 138
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New Scholarship: Become a more effective teacher and specialize in early literacy at SMU!

Through the generosity of a private donor and SMU, substantial scholarships are available for highly motivated K-2 classroom teachers in high need public schools.

Our 18-credit hour literacy program provides professional development for K-2 classroom teachers in high need public schools (including charters) to meet the literacy needs of their students. Working with highly skilled reading research faculty, teachers will master the tools to provide comprehensive, coherent, and complete early literacy programs in the regular classroom using highly effective and evidence-based teaching methods.

The cost to teachers for tuition will be only $40 per credit hour. Apply now for this substantial scholarship.

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