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Partnership and Research Projects Overview

For over a century, the Johns Hopkins University School of Education has been preparing educators to make a difference in the lives of children. Founded in 1909, as College Courses for Teachers, the school‘s core purpose is to advance society and enhance the quality of life through discovery, teaching and learning. We support and further the continuous development of children, youth, and adults through:

  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Program Development
  • Leadership and Service
  • Partnership Programs

Specifically, the School of Education addresses the most challenging issues facing PK-12 education today:

  • 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 reach their full potential
  • Developing research-based curricula focused on school improvement and enhanced student achievement
  • Addressing the social and emotional needs of children and families

To address our mission and commitments, the School of Education, through its academic departments and research and development centers, partners with school districts, state agencies, non-profit organizations, and other Johns Hopkins units. This summarizes many of the partnerships and research projects active in the current academic year. As we go forward, these initiatives will evolve in response to changing needs and environmental conditions. Some will expand, others will wind-down, and new projects will emerge. As we prepare for academic year 2010-11 and beyond, projects include:

  • Expanding of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programs in partnerships with the Schools of Engineering and Arts and Sciences
  • Developing of an Urban Leadership Development Academy to prepare and support a new generation of leaders for the Baltimore City Schools
  • Developing mental health support systems for PK-12 schools in partnership with the School of Public Health
  • Addressing safe schools and safe communities initiatives
  • Working with the Department of Neurology in the School of Medicine and the Mind-Brain Institute in the School of Arts and Science to connect basic research in the neurosciences to teaching and learning processes
  • Working with the Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute (UHI) to address the connections between health and education in urban communities
  • Expanding of international programs
  • Developing college-readiness programs for middle school students
  • Expanding programs that prepare counselors to connect community, family, and schools
  • Demonstrating how interdisciplinary collaboration can improve teaching and learning

We hope this will help readers understand the depth and breadth of the work being done in the School of Education. We welcome your questions and feedback, either to the project contacts identified here, or to the Dean‘s office (410-516-7820;

Review partnerships by department:

  • Teacher Preparation
  • Special Education
  • Teacher Development and Leadership
  • Counseling and Human Services
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Public Safety Leadership
  • Center for Teachnology in Education
  • Center for Research and Reform in Education

You may also download the School of Education Partnerships pdf for a complete list of SOE partnerships.

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