“This program [JHU Master of Science in Education]
has given me a backbone on which to build my teaching practice.
I am a more competent, confident educator because of this.”
- 2012 Baltimore Corps Member
After many years of working together, the Johns Hopkins School of Education (SOE) and Teach For America recognized the need to develop a program that lived up to the standards of rigor of the Johns Hopkins University and was aligned to the research and work of TFA.
Developed in collaboration with the Baltimore TFA office and piloted in the Baltimore region, the result is a master’s degree that fully integrates the work of TFA with the program content - including a focus on the teaching as leadership rubric and development - and delivers it in an online format.
The move to an online delivery method was strategic and intentional in an effort to provide maximum flexibility for a working teacher’s schedule. This model provides a highly interactive and rigorous learning experience that provides TFA corps members – current and alumni – with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in the classroom, and more importantly, to be transformational in their teaching.
The personalized, module-based learning format also enables each student to take a customized path toward meeting high level standards, while flexible use of time and space allows differentiated approaches to content, assessment, pacing and learning style.
In addition to being the university provider for corps members fulfilling their TFA service in the Baltimore region, the online master’s degree is now being made available to corps members in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
To connect with us and learn more about this exciting program, please select one of the following links based on your TFA placement:
The School of Education is ranked No. 2 among graduate schools of education by U.S. News and World Report