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Whether you’re interested in special education or gifted education, discover the many ways you can start or advance your career.

You’ll be challenged but the rewards will be worth it.

At Johns Hopkins, we offer unparalleled opportunities to increase your knowledge and skills in evidence-based instructional approaches, culturally responsive teaching, and current research in special education and gifted education.

Special Education: With special educators in high demand, our full-time master’s program can get you started on this career path in just four semesters and you will be eligible for your special education teaching certification at the elementary or secondary level.  We also offer part-time programs that allow you to continue your employment while pursuing the degree.

Gifted Education: Our master’s degee with a concentration in Gifted Education is designed to prepare teachers and administrators for leadership roles in the field of gifted education with an emphasis on research and program development. We also offer an  18-credit certificate that meets the requirements for Maryland certification for Gifted and Talented specialist.

Experienced educators who want to enhance their knowledge in a specialized subject area can take advantage of our advanced degree (PhD and EdD) and certificate programs.

  • Offering the only Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) certificate in Maryland
  • Specializations in gifted education and autism

To see the complete list of all full- and part-time programs in teaching, special education, counseling, school leadership, and other specialty areas, go to

For more information, contact us at or call at 1-877-JHU-SOE1 and an admissions counselor can help you. You can also fill out an information request form or come to an in-house or online information session.