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Established in 2007, the School of Education (SOE) at the Johns Hopkins University has quickly taken its place as a national leader in education reform through research and teaching. Grounded in the Johns Hopkins tradition of research and innovation, SOE currently receives more funded research than any other graduate school of education in the United States.

Ranked first nationally among graduate schools of education by U.S. News & World Report, the SOE offers doctoral and other graduate programs and is engaged in a variety of research and development activities that are making lasting improvements in student achievement – from early childhood to the adult learner.  A vibrant community of scholars dedicated to addressing the most challenging problems facing education, we approach our work with an entrepreneurial spirit and a fundamental desire to work in collaborative ways with school systems, traditional and non-traditional education stakeholders, government agencies, and colleagues throughout the Johns Hopkins research community.

Our faculty, students and alumni are committed to better understanding the mechanics of learning and creating new environments to maximize learning.  Specifically, SOE’s innovative academic programs and research address the most pressing needs of PK-12 schools, especially in the most challenged urban schools: recruiting, preparing and retaining a new generation of highly qualified teachers; building school leadership capacity in an era of heightened accountability; helping children with special needs to reach their full potential; developing research-based curricula focused on school improvement and enhanced student achievement; closing the achievement gap; and addressing social and emotional needs of children, youth, and families. This work is supported by the school’s three nationally recognized research and development centers: the Center for Research and Reform in Education, the Center for Social Organization of Schools, and the Center for Technology in Education.

Located on the University’s Baltimore Homewood campus, SOE typically enrolls approximately 2,000 students and awards more than 500 master’s degrees in education annually.  SOE employs approximately 70 full-time faculty. Classes are offered online and at the Homewood campus and two other JHU campus locations in Maryland: Columbia and Montgomery County.

SOE is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP--formerly NCATE). All programs leading to licensure are approved by the Maryland State Department of Education. 

We invite you to learn more about us and explore the work of our faculty, students and alumni as they lead in the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge affecting education.