Master of Science Education – Educational Studies (Independent Schools)

This program is designed for individuals currently teaching or planning to teach in independent schools. The 33-credit graduation program option provides candidates with the foundational pedagogy and knowledge needed to become successful teachers/leaders in independent schools. Candidates learn the practical application of theory led by faculty with expertise and day-to-day experience in independent schools.

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Master of Science Education – Educational Studies (Independent Schools)

At A Glance*

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Format

PART-TIME

 

 

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Location

BALTIMORE

 

 

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Credits

33

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Start Term 

SUMMER
FALL
SPRING

 

 

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Completion Time

1–5 YEARS

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Application Deadline

ROLLING

*Information for students entering program for academic year 2020-2021

Application requirements and deadlines
Master of Science in Education: Educational Studies—Independent Schools
Enrollment:Part-Time
Start Terms:Fall, Spring, Summer
Application Deadline: Rolling
Application Requirements:
Online application form
$80.00 application fee

Resume/CV - Uploaded in the Online Application Form
Essay:A 500-word essay discussing the reasons you wish to pursue a degree at Johns Hopkins University, focusing on your long-term goals and how your academic program will complement those goals. Discuss the strengths and weaknesses in your academic background, as well as any additional comments that will assist in evaluating your application materials. Essays should be submitted in a typed format on a separate sheet of paper.
Two Letters of Recommendation
Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
A pre-admission interview is required.

Tuition and fees

Tuition and fees are subject to change for ensuing academic years, and will be updated on the School of Education website accordingly.

Master's Degree and Certificate Programs
Part-Time & Full-Time Graduate (Face-to-face/Lecture courses)$833 per credit
Online Courses

*In addition, a $15 per credit technology fee will be assessed.
$882 per credit*
Full-Time Master of Science in Counseling with a concentration in School Counseling (Fellows)$882 per credit
M.Ed. Education in the Health Professions & Post-Master's Certificate in Evidence-Based Teaching in the Health Professions Programs

**Classes in the Master of Education in the Health Professions (MEHP) or Post-Master's Certificate in Evidence-Based Teaching in the Health Professions programs are $1,292 per credit, with the exception of Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System employees, who pay $850 per credit (effective Fall 2020). The current rate of $700 per credit will remain in effect for the Summer 2020 term.
$1,292 per credit**
M.S. in Education (International Teaching and Global Learning)$48,000 per academic year

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Master of Science Education – Educational Studies (Independent Schools)

Program Description

Candidates in the Independent Schools Option master’s program learn the practical application of theory taught by exceptional faculty with deep experience teaching or supervising at independent schools. The program provides candidates with the foundational pedagogy and knowledge needed to become successful teachers in independent schools.

Coursework includes 9 core credits: Introduction to the Independent School; Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment in Independent School Settings; and Seminar in Teacher Leadership. That core is followed by 9 additional credits in technology, special needs, and development, as well as 15 credits of electives. In the final year, candidates present plans for implementing change in their schools. Participants examine current issues in educational leadership, as well.

The program is for educators with a range of experiences who are currently teaching or planning to teach in independent schools. It draws on the principles and standards of Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium Standards, the Association of Independent Maryland and DC Schools, the Council for Exceptional Children, and the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE).

Master of Science Education – Educational Studies (Independent Schools)

CORE FACULTY

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ERIC RICE

Master of Science Education – Educational Studies (Independent Schools)

PROGRAM PLAN

Designed for educators with a range of experiences, this program draws on the InTASC standards (which now embrace all levels of teaching experience) and is also informed by the principles and standards of the Association of Independent Maryland and DC Schools (AIMS), the Council on Exceptional Children (CEC), and the International Society for Technology Education (ISTE).

Coursework

Core Courses (9 credits hours)

851.633 Introduction to the Independent School

851.634 Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment in Independent School Settings

855.610 Seminar in Teacher Leadership (must be taken in one of final two semesters)

Required Courses (9 credits hours)

Group 1: Technology. Candidates choose one of the following 3-credit hours courses: 8

893.508 Technology and the Science of Learning

893.645 Designing and Delivering Online and Blended Learning Environments

Group 2: Special Needs. Candidates choose one of the following 3-credit hours courses:

871.502 Educational Alternatives for Students with Special Needs

885.501 The Gifted Learner

Group 3: Development. Candidates choose one of the following 3-credit hours courses:

851.635 Educating the Whole Child: Teaching to the Developmental Needs of the Child

Elective Courses (15 credits hours)

Candidates, subject to the approval of their academic adviser, will take 15 credits of elective courses from the School of Education online course schedule.

Course Information

Course descriptions, locations, and availability

Master of Science Education – Educational Studies (Independent Schools)

WHAT TO EXPECT

Program Goals

  • To provide coursework in pedagogy that meets the unique needs of independent schools.
  • To provide each candidate with the instructional and classroom/behavioral management skills needed to teach successfully at all levels of independent schools.
  • To integrate practical experience in actual classrooms with concepts taught in the university classroom.
  • To base all coursework on the InTASC, ISTE, CEC, and AIMS standards and principles.
  • To use portfolio assessment to demonstrate the candidate’s understanding of and adherence to the principles employed throughout the program.

Master of Science Education – Educational Studies (Independent Schools)

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Does this program lead to initial teaching certification?

Our 33-credit graduate program option leads to a master’s degree, but not certification.

What standards is the program aligned to?

Since the program is designed for educators with a range of experiences, it draws on the InTASC Standards (which now embrace all levels of teaching experience), and will also be informed by the principles and standards of the Association of Independent Maryland and DC Schools (AIMS), the Council on Exceptional Children (CEC), and those of the International Society for Technology and Education (ISTE).