Graduate Certificate Programs

Want to deepen your knowledge of a specialty area, grow your professional expertise in new directions, or get up to speed on the latest evidence-based practices? Graduate certificate programs at the Johns Hopkins School of Education are a great place to start.

The School of Education offers graduate certificate programs in a wide variety of specialties. They’re the perfect way to broaden the scope of your career, tapping you into the full array of School of Education resources without the commitment of enrolling in a degree program.

PROGRAMS LEADING TO PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS

SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION AND SUPERVISION

This 18-credit program, available online or in-person, is approved by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) for Administrator I certification in school administration and supervision, and is designed for school-district employed certified teachers and other certified personnel pursuing K-12 leadership positions.

APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS (ABA)

Designed for special educators, administrators, and school counselors seeking applied behavior analysis training, this certificate is approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB), Inc.® as meeting the coursework eligibility requirements for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) Examination.®

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN GIFTED EDUCATION

This 18-credit program is designed for teachers seeking knowledge and skills in curriculum, instruction, and assessment for academically talented students in their classrooms. Recognized by the Maryland State Department of Education as meeting requirements for Gifted and Talented Specialist certification.  

ADDITIONAL GRADUATE CERTIFICATES

ADVANCED METHODS FOR DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTION & INCLUSIVE EDUCATION

This 15-credit certificate program is designed for educators who are challenged by students’ varied learning backgrounds and needs.

EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP FOR INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS

This graduate certificate program serves the needs of directors, heads of schools, principals, and other professionals responsible for the management of non-public schools.

EVIDENCE-BASED TEACHING IN THE HEALTH PROFESSIONS

This 18-credit certificate program, available online, emphasizes effective teaching by health professionals, and can be taken as a stand-alone program or as the first component of the Master of Education in the Health Professions.

EDUCATION OF STUDENTS WITH AUTISM AND OTHER PERVASIVE DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS

Designed for certified special educators and professionals in related services disciplines, this 18-credit program addresses competencies necessary to build effective educational programming for students diagnosed with autism or other pervasive developmental disorders.

Note: The autism certificate will be offered online next year.

K-8 MATHEMATICS LEAD TEACHER EDUCATION

This 18-credit program offers a unique opportunity for K-8 Mathematics lead teachers to deepen their understanding of mathematics and pedagogy, and to explore leadership opportunities through engagement in the professional development of peers.

MIND, BRAIN, AND TEACHING CERTIFICATE

This 15-credit fully online program equips PK-16 teachers, administrators, and student support personnel to explore how research from the learning sciences has the potential to inform the field of education.

COUNSELING (CERTIFICATE OF ADVANCED GRADUATE STUDY)

This advanced 30-credit, post-master’s program offers a concentration in counseling and clinical supervision for counselors who wish to enhance those skills. Students develop individualized programs with specialized concentrations.

LEADERSHIP FOR SCHOOL, FAMILY, AND COMMUNITY COLLABORATION

This 15-credit graduate certificate program is designed to provide educational leaders with the conceptual knowledge and practical skills to organize, implement, and evaluate a team approach to partnerships; create goal-oriented programs of school, family, and community involvement within the larger context of systemic change and reform; communicate effectively with diverse families and community individuals and agencies; and encourage an organizational climate that is conducive to partnerships and collaboration.

DATA-BASED DECISION MAKING AND ORGANIZATIONAL IMPROVEMENT

This advanced 15-credit certificate program provides school leaders and leaders of other organizations with knowledge and skills to explore and apply basic concepts supporting data-driven decision-making and performance accountability.

LEADERSHIP IN TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION

This 15-credit online certificate program prepares master teachers to become proficient at integrating technology into standards-based curriculum to improve student learning.

EARLY INTERVENTION/PRESCHOOL SPECIAL EDUCATION SPECIALIST

This 15-credit program is designed for certified preschool/primary educators seeking knowledge and skills in high-quality early intervention and preschool special education for young children (ages 0-5) with disabilities.

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN URBAN EDUCATION

This 18-credit program assists early-career certified teachers and other education professionals in understanding, valuing, and contributing to schools and communities in urban and urbanizing settings in order to enhance learning outcomes for all students.

K-8 STEM LEAD TEACHER EDUCATION

This 15-credit program is designed to provide K-8 STEM lead teachers with a broader understanding of STEM and pedagogy content knowledge, developing the potential for professional development leadership in STEM education.

CLINICAL MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING CERTIFICATE

This 15-credit program designed to prepare master’s degree-holding counselors and other human service professionals for specialized areas of practice through the provision of advanced preparation and supervised experience.  

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All non-degree graduate certificate students must apply for Special Student Status through the Johns Hopkins School of Education online application prompt. Learn more about Special Student Status.