Master of Science in Education – International Teaching and Global Leadership Cohort

This program prepares international innovative educators to be leaders able to transform schools, systems, and other fast-changing learning environments around the world. Coursework includes both core and focus area courses and provides our candidates with the opportunity to build a solid foundation of theory and practice. 

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Richard Weisenhoff

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Richard Weisenhoff, EdD

Carol Herrmann

Academic Program Coordinator
Carol Herrmann

Master of Science in Education – International Teaching and Global Leadership Cohort

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Application Deadline

I: NOVEMBER 1, 2019
II: FEBRUARY 3, 2020
III: MARCH 31, 2020
IV: APRIL 20, 2020

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

Application Requirements and Deadlines
Master of Science in Education: International Teaching and Global Leadership (ITGL) Cohort
Start Terms:Fall
Application Deadline(s):The final Fall 2020 application deadline was April 20, 2020. The MS Education/ITGL Program is no longer accepting or reviewing applications for admission for this term after this date. The Fall 2021 application will begin accepting applications on September 1, 2020.

Application Requirements:Online application form
Earned minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in all previous undergraduate and graduate studies (including for incomplete programs of study and for programs still in progress).
Two letters of recommendation
International Credential Evaluation - Academic Transcript Records from all post-secondary institutions attended outside the U.S. and Canada. International applicants should review the International Student Admission section of the website for additional requirements or information.
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.
Interview:Online video interview required.
Grace Chang Portrait

ITGL is more than a master’s degree program for me. It is a place for us to connect, challenge, discover, improve, and enjoy. The whole cohort is like a big family with supportive teachers and classmates.

Grace Chang, MS ’19

Master of Science in Education – International Teaching and Global Leadership Cohort

Program Description

The Master of Science in Education’s International Teaching and Global Leadership (ITGL) cohort prepares international educators to be leaders who transform schools, systems, and other fast-changing learning environments internationally. With exposure to a variety of educational experiences, candidates gain a comprehensive understanding of the different educational models employed in their focus area in their home countries. Core coursework includes theory, research, and best practices followed by one of four specialized tracks with practicum experience.

Focus areas include:

Early Childhood
Young children learn best through structured, engaged play.  Our Early Childhood course of study focuses on implementing evidence-based practices that bring together the latest research in neuroscience and child development to support young students.

Digital Age Teaching and Learning Technology
Integrating technology into the classroom is the most highly demanded skill in education today. This course of study focuses on Johns Hopkins expertise in creating leading-edge online tools and implementing new methods to manage educational data.

Creative and Innovative Education
When promising learners are not engaged and challenged, a whole nation can lose tremendous potential. This course of study focuses on developing effective programs and instruction for creative and innovative learners—and imbuing those learning skills in all students.

Entrepreneur in Education
Promoting innovation in the paradigms, strategies, values and culture in school systems, social entrepreneurial ventures, and education companies is critical in today’s educational landscape. This course of study focuses on preparing international entrepreneurs to be creative and innovative, with the knowledge and skills to become successful leaders in entrepreneurial education around the world

Master of Science in Education – International Teaching and Global Leadership Cohort


Richard Weisenhoff

Richard Weisenhoff

Veronique Gugliucciello

Veronique Gugliucciello

Master of Science in Education – International Teaching and Global Leadership Cohort


Core Courses

(24 credits hours)

887.615 Explorations in Mind, Brain, and Teaching

855.619 Global Leadership

855.609 Introduction to Entrepreneurship in Education

813.652 Introduction to Global Education Policy and Analysis

881.622 Advanced Instructional Strategies

881.611 Action Research for School Improvement

855.600 Extended Learning

855.610 Seminar in Teacher Leadership

Early Childhood Focus

(9 credits hours)

855.603 The Early Childhood Learner

855.608 Comparative High-Quality Practices in Early Education

855.630 Authentic Assessment and Measuring Child Outcomes and School Readiness

Digital Age Teaching and Learning Focus

 (9 credits hours)

893.508 Technology and the Science of Learning

893.550 Emerging Issues in Digital Age Learning

893.628 Gaming and Media Design for Learning

Creative and Innovative Education Focus

(9 credits hours)

885.505 Creativity in Education

885.501 The Gifted Learner

885.510 Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment for Advanced Learners

Entrepreneur in Education Focus

(9 credits hours)

855.614 Planning a New Venture in Education

855.617 Launching a New Venture in Education

855.618 The Sustainable Venture

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