The Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development promotes excellence by engaging in and disseminating scientifically-based research, preparing exemplary professionals in education and human development, collaborating with other schools and institutions in the development of model programs and furthering positive learning experiences in all stages of life.
A gift from Harold C. Simmons and Annette Caldwell Simmons ’57 established the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development to provide endowment and crucial support for programs that address critical needs and opportunities in education.
The mission of the school is to integrate theory, research and practice of education and human development; promote academic rigor and interdisciplinary collaboration; educate students for initial certification and professional practice; and nurture collaboration across the academic community.
In order to fulfill this mission, the school offers Master’s, Ed.D and Ph.D. programs in education with specializations congruent with faculty expertise, human development and liberal studies. In addition to providing teacher education courses for undergraduates of the University, the school will establish degree programs in human development at the undergraduate level when resources permit. The school also offers informal courses and programs for the continuing educational benefit of the wider community.
Applications for the 2020-2021 Consideration for priority funding (e.g., Fairess Simmons Scholarship, University Fellowship) requires submission of your application by December 1st. The Ph.D. program is designed to augment an existing Master’s degree or equivalent preparation.
Applications should include the following:
Official Transcripts must be sent directly by the institution to SMU.
Electronic transcripts should be sent directly by the institution to:
Paper transcripts should be sent directly by the institution to:
Graduate Application Processing
PO Box 518
Dallas, TX 75275-0518