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Teaching and Learning 

This academic emphasis offers program options to meet the needs of those seeking initial teaching certification as well as experienced educators. Using research-based strategies, faculty mentoring and supervised internship experiences, the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree prepares elementary and secondary educators in the use of best-practices for success in the classroom. The MAT program, available in both full- and part-time formats, provides teaching certification for recent graduates of bachelor or graduate degree programs, as well as professionals changing careers. Specialized master’s programs are also offered in collaboration with Teach For America (TFA), TNTP and Urban Teachers, and for individuals currently teaching or who desire to teach in independent schools. In addition, experienced educators who desire to enhance their professional knowledge and skills and develop new areas of specialization can take advantage of the Master of Science in Education with concentrations in Educational Studies (individualized interdisciplinary program of study option) and Reading. Finally, a variety of advanced graduate certificates are also available for educators to stay current in specific content areas and help improve student achievement.

Degrees Offered

Master of Arts in Teaching
Faculty Contact: Dr. William (Bill) Sowders
Academic Coordinator: Liesl McNeal, 410-516-9759

Master of Science in Education (Reading)
Faculty Contact: Dr. Mary Ellen Beaty-O'Farrell
Academic Coordinator: Kyuanna Napper, (410) 516-5747

Master of Science in Education (Educational Studies - Individualized Interdisciplinary Program of Study option)
Faculty Contact: Dr. Eric Rice
Academic Coordinator: Kyuanna Napper, (410) 516-5747

Master of Science in Education (Educational Studies - Urban Teachers collaboration)
Faculty Contact: Dr. Eric Rice
Academic Coordinator: Brittany Bland, (410) 516-6558

Master of Science in Education (Educational Studies - Teach For America and TNTP collaborations)
Contacts:, 1-800-JHU-SOE1

Master of Science in Education (Educational Studies - Independent Schools option)
Program Contact: Sarah Meech, (410) 516-5239,

Certificates Offered

K-8 Mathematics Lead Teacher Education
K-8 STEM Lead Teacher Education
Mind, Brain, and Teaching
Urban Education

Affiliated Faculty

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Yolanda Abel
Mary Ellen Beaty-O'Ferrall
Laurie U. deBettencourt
Mariale Hardiman
Stephen J. Pape
Carolyn Parker
Eric Rice
William Sowders
Marc Stein