A Robust Partnership

SMU Simmons is pleased to be an educator preparation provider for Teach for America in regions Dallas/Fort Worth and San Antonio. TFA Corps Members who enter the Southern Methodist University Teacher Preparation Program enjoy a robust and supportive preparation experience as they learn the craft of teaching while serving in Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex schools or San Antonio ISD. 

Well-Positioned for a Master of Education Degree


By the end of spring semester, TFA Corps Members will have earned nearly half the requirements of a Master of Education degree at Southern Methodist University. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to extend your learning and practice by earning a Master of Education degree.

After completing the Teacher Preparation Program at SMU, TFA Corps Members will have earned 18 hours of graduate school credit that can apply toward a Master of Education degree. Corps Members may begin the program as early as the summer after their first year of teaching. Some degree programs can be completed within one year!

Visit M.Ed. Graduate Programs to learn more about the various specialization opportunities within the Department of Teaching and Learning.

How can I learn more and apply?

Amy Richardson is available to answer any questions you may have. A special application has been created for first year TFA Corps Members. Contact Dr. Richardson to request access to the application.

Applicants are encouraged to submit applications by March 1 for acceptance for summer term. All those accepted must meet with the adviser prior to course enrollment.