A Vision Defined by Action

Given the deep and sweeping changes confronting schools and human services organizations, the Johns Hopkins School of Education leverages its considerable talents and resources to become a national leader in creating knowledge and translating it into means for impact. Guided by our vision, we engage in two defining actions:

  • Developing leaders for diverse educational contexts

  • Making knowledge relevant and actionable

The School of Education leverages its expertise to design research and cross-curricular learning content across all academic programs to facilitate the development of the world’s most innovative education leaders ready to work across diverse contexts.

Developing Leaders for Diverse Educational Contexts

To address education problems of practice and opportunities for organizational growth, education leaders need to be equipped with the knowledge and skills to flexibly and appropriately diagnose problems and opportunities across a range of traditional, nontraditional, and emergent contexts. They need to be active participants in the research-practicepolicy process. They need to be systems and design thinkers.

The School of Education leverages its expertise to design research and cross-curricular learning content across all academic programs to facilitate the development of the world’s most innovative 21st-century education leaders ready to work across diverse contexts.

We develop these leaders by facilitating learning experiences across all academic programs that foster the skills, insights, and knowledge for critically examining factors within systems in education contexts; by evaluating unique and diverse needs of individuals situated in their contexts; by collaborating with stakeholders and research-practice partners; and by utilizing creative and rigorous methods to develop appropriate solutions and interventions.

Making Knowledge Relevant and Actionable

We produce and translate research to address challenges that extend across local, state, national, and international levels. Our academic programs develop educators, leaders, and counselors with marketable substantive and methodological skills. Our work should, for example, enable states, schools, institutions of higher education, and human services organizations to distribute resources in efficacious ways; meet the social, developmental, and educational needs of students and clients; and assess the readiness and development of learners.

The School of Education leverages its expertise to design research and cross-curricular learning content across all academic programs to facilitate the development of the world’s most innovative education leaders ready to work across diverse contexts.

Our own students and alumni are equipped to use relevant technologies and research-based evidence to address the challenges of disenfranchised youth and a growing tide of social inequality. The School of Education leverages its resources to establish itself as a world leader in producing and translating cutting-edge knowledge in education as well as developing high-impact policies, methods, analytical tools, applications, and products that advance education and serve our communities.

To that end, the school supports efforts that make research much more rigorous and actionable; that leverage technology; that are scalable; and that develop accessible data systems for research, implementation, and evaluation.

To accomplish these defining actions, the school needs high-impact research that advances the school’s strategic areas of focus; a focused suite of academic programs—including degrees, certificates, and micro-credentials—that are financially viable and reflect student demand; and a strong operations model that supports centers to generate revenue through the translation and application of scholarship.

The School of Education leverages its resources to establish itself as a world leader in producing and translating cuttingedge knowledge in education as well as developing high-impact policies, methods, and products that advance education and serve our communities.