Johns Hopkins University School of Education

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About Us

For over a century, the Johns Hopkins University School of Education (SOE) has been preparing educators to make a difference in the lives of children, youth and adults. Grounded in the Johns Hopkins tradition of research and innovation, the school prepares educational leaders and develops research-based models of instruction that are making lasting improvements in student achievement - from early childhood to the adult learner. The school addresses some of the most challenging problems facing education today through:

  • Graduate and doctorate programs
  • Research and development activities
  • External partnerships with school systems and educational entrepreneurs
  • Collaborative connections to the broader Johns Hopkins research community

SOE researchers and faculty are committed to transforming our nation's educational system through an interdisciplinary approach to instruction and research that creates evidence-based models for teaching, school administration, special education and counseling. From whole school curriculum to turnaround troubled school programs, SOE faculty are bringing cutting edge ideas to school reform that are being recognized as national and international models.


To support and advance the quality of education and human services for the continuous development of children, youth and adults.

Quick Facts

Established: 1909 as College Courses for Teachers

Named the Johns Hopkins School of Education: 2007

Dean: Christopher Morphew, PhD

Enrollment: 2,400 (in Fall 2016)

Faculty: Approximately 130

Alumni: Approximately 20,000

Women: 76%

Men: 24%

Graduate Education Programs

Master's and certificate programs are offered in a wide range of areas including teacher preparation, counseling, special education, reading, school leadership, and education technology. Doctoral degrees are offered in special education and teacher development and leadership.

Program Areas of Emphasis

Doctoral Programs

  • (EdD and PhD) in Educational Leadership and Research

Master's and Graduate Certificates

  • Educational Administration and Supervision
  • Education in the Health Professions
  • Teacher Preparation Education: Elementary and Secondary Education
  • Counseling & Human Development: Clinical Mental Health and School Counseling
  • Gifted Education
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Learning Sciences - Mind, Brain Teaching
  • Public Safety and Organizational Leadership
  • Special Education (including Autism Studies and Applied Behavior Analysis)
  • Technology for Educators
  • Urban Education

Online Programs

  • Online Doctor of Education Program (EdD)
  • Master of Science in Technology for Educators
  • Master of Education in Teaching for Health Professions for Advanced Clinical Practitioners
  • Master of Science in Educational Studies - Teach For America/TNTP Collaboration
  • Master of Science in Organizational Learning (Public Sector, Government and Non-Profit)
  • Graduate Certificate in Leadership in Technology Integration
  • Graduate Certificate in Mind, Brain,Teaching
  • Graduate Certificate in School Administration and Supervision


Baltimore, Columbia, MD and Online

Research and Development Activities

The school's three research and development centers create new research-based models of instruction that are making lasting improvements in student achievement across the country.

Center for Research and Reform in Education - Obtains, analyzes and distributes the very latest educational research to bring meaningful reform to America's best under-performing public schools.

Center for Social Organization of Schools - Conducts programmatic research to improve the educational system, as well as develops curricula and provides technical assistance to help schools use the Center's research.

Center for Technology in Education - Improves the quality of life and children and youth through teaching, research, and leadership in the use of technology.

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The Johns Hopkins School of Education is consistently ranked among the top graduate schools of education in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.