Graduate Certificate – Urban Education

In this graduate certificate program, early-career teachers and education professionals learn to understand the complex challenges of urban residents, build partnership and communication skills, and develop leadership qualities to succeed in urban settings.

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Contact Us

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Faculty Lead
Eric Rice, PhD
ericrice@jhu.edu

Camilla Mika Simms

Sr. Academic Program Coordinator
Camilla Mika Simms
410-516-9760
camilla.mika.simms@jhu.edu

Graduate Certificate – Urban Education

At A Glance*

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Format

PART-TIME

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Location

BALTIMORE

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Credits

18

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Start Term 

SUMMER
FALL
SPRING 

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Completion Time

1-3 YEARS

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Application Deadline

ROLLING

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

Application Requirements and Deadlines
Graduate Certificate: Urban Education
Enrollment:Part-Time
Start Terms:Fall, Spring, Summer
Application Deadline: Rolling
Application Requirements:
Online application form
$80.00 application fee
Resume/CV
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
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)$793 per credit
Online courses
**In addition, a $15 per credit technology fee will be assessed.
$840 per credit**
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MEd Education in the Health Professions & Post-Master's Certificate in Evidence-Based Teaching in the Health Professions programs$1,230 per credit*
*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 $1,230 per credit, with the exception of Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System employees, who pay $700 per credit.
MS in Education (International Teaching and Global Learning)$45,000 per academic year
Zyrashae Smith

The Urban Education program was a great fit for me since I did not want to be a teacher or school counselor. The opportunity to explore education theories and policies inspired me to pursue my PhD.

 

Zyrashae Smith, MS ’17
Current PhD student

Graduate Certificate – Urban Education

Program Description

The graduate certificate in Urban Education assists early-career certified teachers and other education professionals in understanding, valuing, and contributing to schools and communities in urban and urbanizing settings.

The certificate program prepares educational professionals for this work by helping them build a deep understanding of urban residents; create strong partnerships between schools, families, and communities; and develop leadership skills for inspiring change at the classroom, school, and district levels.

Students learn to understand the interrelationships of race, class, and culture in urban classrooms. They discover how to communicate effectively within the school and parent communities and to engage community resources to enhance the learning experience. All the while, they build leadership skills necessary to link educational practices with systemic initiatives that improve urban education.

Students seeking a master’s degree may include this certificate as part of the Master of Science in Education – Educational Studies (Individualized Interdisciplinary Program of Study)

Graduate Certificate – Urban Education

Core Faculty

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ERIC RICE

Graduate Certificate – Urban Education

PROGRAM PLAN

The certificate offers three different tracks, including pedagogy, policy, and partnerships. Students in each track take the same three core courses. Each track also includes two additional specialization courses, as well as one research course, as described below.

Coursework

Core Coursework (9 credits hours)

851.630 School, Family, and Community Collaboration for School Improvement I

880.611 The Social Context of Urban Education

880.613 Teaching, Learning and Leadership for Successful Urban Schools

Specialization Courses (6 credits hours)

Pedagogy:
810.607 Culturally Responsive Teaching

880.603 Educating the Whole Child: Teaching to the Developmental Needs of the Urban Child

Policy:
880.617 Urban School Reform

851.512 Politics of Education

Partnerships:
880.617 Urban School Reform

851.631 School, Family, and Community Collaboration for School Improvement II

Research Courses (3 credits hours, choose one):

880.624 Evaluation and Research in Education

881.611 Action Research for School Improvement

Course Information

Course descriptions, locations, and availability

Graduate Certificate – Urban Education

WHAT TO EXPECT

Outcomes

Through core course activities and individual preparation, participants will demonstrate an understanding of and competencies in:

  • Understanding the interrelationships of race, class, and culture in urban classrooms.
  • Communicating effectively within the school and parent community.
  • Engaging community resources to enhance learning experiences.
  • Building leadership capacity within the school setting.
  • Linking school and classroom practices with systemic initiatives.
  • Understanding the implications of recent research about urban school reform.

Graduate Certificate – Urban Education

GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT DISCLOSURE

In accordance with U.S. Department of Education regulations, the School of Education is required to disclose select information for all Title IV eligible gainful employment (GE) programs. To see the most recent data available for this GE program, please view the attached disclosure.

Gainful Employment Disclosure – 2019

Gainful Employment Disclosure – 2019

Program Name: Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Urban Education

This program is designed to be completed in 12 months.

This program will cost $15,882 if completed within normal time. There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed.

Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with $ [XX,XXX] of debt.

Too few graduates to report median debt.

Program does not meet licensure requirements in the following States: Maryland

For more information about graduation rates, loan repayment rates, and post-enrollment
earnings about this institution and other postsecondary institutions please click here:
https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/.