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For over a century, Johns Hopkins University 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 of Education (SOE) 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.

Graduate Education Programs

The School of Education typically awards more than 500 master's degrees annually. 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 (Ph.D. and online Ed.D.) are offered in a variety of specializations.

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.


The Division of Public Safety Leadership

The school's nationally renowned Division of Public Safety Leadership (PSL) cultivates and sustains viable communities through educational programs that foster the ethical, social, and intellectual development of current and future public safety officials. The division offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in organizational leadership and a master's degree in intelligence analysis. PSL also provides significant contributions to national public safety through numerous research and technical assistance projects funded by various federal organizations, and addresses issues of school safety and security.

Quick Facts

Established: 1909 as College Courses for Teachers

Named the Johns Hopkins School of Education: 2007

Interim Dean: Mariale M. Hardiman, EdD

Enrollment: Approximately 2,400

Women: Approximately 75%

Men: Approximately 25%

Faculty: Approximately 100 full-time faculty and 30 joint/courtesy appointments

Students receiving financial aid: Approximately 30%

Living Alumni: Approximately 20,000

Ranked among the top graduate schools of education by U.S. News & World Report.

The School of Education at Johns Hopkins University is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP--formerly NCATE) and the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). All certification programs leading to licensure are approved by the Maryland State Department of Education.