Master of Arts in Teaching – Baltimore Education Fellows


“The most gripping fact about my participation in the Baltimore Education Fellows program is how much I have been able to impact students academically and socially. Since this past summer, I have been able to strengthen numerous students’ reading and comprehension skills.  Their [the students’] smiles tell me that this is the environment that I need to be in.”
Lance C. McCoy
Masters of Arts in Teaching Candidate
Elementary Education Concentration

The Baltimore Education Fellows Scholarship is open to recent graduates of Johns Hopkins University who want to make a difference in the classroom and are interested in urban education reform. The scholarship provides for full-tuition support for deserving and highly-qualified candidates who have a desire to gain experience in the most challenged and low-performing schools.

Baltimore Education Fellows are enrolled in the Accelerated Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program, with a few variations based on the intent of the scholarship:

  • Certification areas are in elementary and secondary education*
  • 1 pre-internship in a community and educational setting in Baltimore City
  • 2 clinical internships in Baltimore City schools only, with priority given to JHU-operated schools

Note:  Applicants will follow the regular admissions procedures for the Accelerated Master of Arts in teaching program and should check the general admissions web pages for details.

Master of Arts in Teaching: Elementary Education (Accelerated/Full Time)
Start Terms:Summer (only)
Application Deadline: Last date that supporting application materials will be received (e.g., official transcripts, test scores, and recommendations)- April 1
Application Requirements: Online application form
$80.00 application fee
Essay:An essay describing your goals and how the program will assist meeting those goals

Baltimore Fellows Applicants (only)
An additional second essay is required.

Based on your undergraduate preparation at Johns Hopkins University and your experiences living in the city of Baltimore, provide a specific example of your commitment to working in challenging settings.
Letters of Recommendation:Three Letters of recommendation from individuals who can speak to your work with children and youth.
TranscriptsOfficial transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
Test Scores:Applicants with a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher in their most recently earned degree may be considered for admission without submitting a Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) Basic Skills Assessment Test. For candidates intending to submit a standardized testing score for admission, please visit the Maryland Department of Education website for a listing of the specific tests accepted.
Interview:A select number of applicants will be invited for an interview and asked to provide a written response to a prompt and to “audition” by responding to classroom scenarios provided by faculty interviewers.

Contact Us

Faculty Contact
Mary Ellen Beaty-O’Ferrall, PhD
Elementary Certification

Academic Coordinator
Liesl McNeal