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

At A Glance

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Format

FULL-TIME

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Location

BALTIMORE

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Credits

33

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Start Term 

FALL

 

 

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Completion Time

3 SEMESTERS

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Application Deadline

Please see application requirements and deadlines

Application requirements and deadlines
Master of Science in Education: International Teaching and Global Leadership (ITGL) Cohort
Enrollment:Full-Time
Start Terms:Fall
Application Deadline(s):The 2021/2022 ITGL Cohort invites prospective students to submit completed applications for our Fall 2021 cohort:

• Completed applications will be evaluated until the posted deadline or until the program has reached capacity.
• Applicants are encouraged to complete the application requirements as early as possible to ensure it is reviewed before the program has reached capacity.
• Application decisions are delivered to candidates on a rolling basis, typically 4 weeks after an application is submitted with all materials received.

Final Application Deadline: March 31, 2021

Note: the application deadline represents the endpoint in the application process (i.e., the completion of your file) rather than the beginning of that process). All materials, including official transcripts, recommendations, a 15-minute language proficiency screening, letters of recommendation, and test scores, must be received by the Admissions Office on or before the March 31 deadline for full consideration.
Application Requirements:Online application form
Resume/CV
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
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.
International Applicants:International applicants should review the International Student Admissions section of the website for additional requirements or information regarding:
• International Transcripts/Credential Evaluation
• Demonstration of English Language Proficiency
• F-1 Visa Requests
Screening:The application process begins with a 15-minute language proficiency screening phase, administered by ACEE Global. Applicants who complete the screening phase and meet the admissions criteria will be instructed by ACEE to submit an online application to the Master of Science in Education - ITGL Cohort. Contact ITGLadmissions@aceeglobal.com to schedule your screening.
Tuition and fees

All costs are in U.S. dollars, and students must pay the Total Amount Due by May 28, 2021, the date listed on their Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).

  • Admitted students have two (2) weeks after receiving the offer to accept the offer and pay their tuition deposit.
  • To hold their seat in the Cohort, students must return a signed MOU two (2) weeks after the deposit is paid.
Mandatory costs 
Tuition
(3 semesters)
$48,000*
$51,000**
JHU insurance$3,500
Technology fee $1,500
Application fee$80
Total mandatory$53,080
$56,080**
*Includes a non-refundable tuition deposit of $3,000 paid by student upon acceptance of offer of admission.
**TEFL Focus Area
Additional optional ACEE services 
Career Coaching and Placement Services**$6,000
Housing Services**
Two Bedroom Shared Unit$15,500
Studio$18,000
One Bedroom$20,000
**Prices subject to change
Room selections are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

ITGL policies

ITGL refund policy

Any student who accepts admission to the MS-ITGL Cohort and then officially withdraws from the program will forfeit the Non-Refundable Tuition Deposit of $3,000.  An exception will be made if a student must withdraw due to a visa denial.  In the case of a visa denial, the student must provide a document of evidence of the visa denial from the U.S. Embassy or Consulate.  If the student provides acceptable documentation, a full refund minus an Administrative Fee of $500 will be paid.

If a student officially withdraws after payment of the Total Amount Due and at least four (4) weeks before the start of the program, the Total Amount Due will be refunded minus the Non-Refundable Tuition Deposit of $3,000 and minus an Administrative Fee of $2,500.

If a student officially withdraws after payment of the Total Amount Due and less than four (4) weeks before the start of the program but before the start of the third week of classes, the Total Amount Due will be refunded minus the Non-Refundable Tuition Deposit of $3,000 and minus an Administrative Fee of $6,000.

If a student officially withdraws after the start of the third week of classes, the student will receive no refund of the Total Amount Due because SOE reserved the seat for that student at the exclusion of another prospective student.

ITGL deferral policy

The MS-ITGL Cohort program does not permit the deferral of admission. If unexpected circumstances are preventing you from starting the MS-ITGL Cohort program in the term you were admitted, you must officially withdraw from the program.  If you are considering withdrawal from the program, please review the MS-ITGL Refund Policy.  If you wish to be considered for admission to the MS-ITGL Cohort program in the future, you must submit a new application.

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 — International Teaching and Global Learning Cohort (ITGL) prepares international educators to become innovative education leaders, with the knowledge and skills to transform schools, systems, and other fast-changing learning environments around the world. The 33-credit cohort (35 credits for TEFL), which includes both core and focus area courses, provides our candidates with the opportunity to build a solid foundation of theory and practice through three semesters of coursework and continuous practical experiences. With exposure to a variety of educational experiences, candidates gain a comprehensive understanding of the different educational models employed in their focus area. This degree prepares candidates to apply their expertise effectively in their home countries.

Focus areas

Creative and Innovative Education

Leadership in Developing Future Talent
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.

  • Eligible candidates should have educational experience and a vision for creating innovative opportunities for all learners.
  • ITGL graduates will be able to serve as a leader in the creation and development of innovative educational opportunities.

Digital Age Teaching and Learning Technology

Leadership in Educational 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.

  • Eligible candidates should have educational technology experience.
  • ITGL graduates will be able to serve as a leader in the field of educational technology.

Early Childhood

Leadership in Early Childhood Education
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.

  • Eligible candidates should be an experienced teacher or have early childhood educational experience.
  • ITGL graduates will be able to serve as a leader in the field of early childhood education.

Entrepreneur in Education

Leadership in Entrepreneurial 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.

  • Eligible candidates should have educational experience and a desire to be creative and innovative in entrepreneurial education around the world.
  • ITGL graduates will be able to build new venture opportunities in varied educational organizations.

Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)

Leadership in Intercultural Language Learning
In a rapidly changing global environment, education leaders play a critical role in promoting intercultural competence and respect for all learners, their languages, and their cultures. This course of study focuses on research-based instructional practices specifically designed to foster a caring, positive partnership, team, or community that maximizes learner engagement, learning, and achievement.

  • Eligible candidates should have educational experience in teaching English as a foreign language.
  • ITGL graduates will be able to serve as a leader in the evolving field of TEFL.

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

CORE FACULTY

Richard Weisenhoff

Richard Weisenhoff

Veronique Gugliucciello

Veronique Gugliucciello

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

PROGRAM PLAN

Core courses

(24 credit 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

Creative and Innovative Education focus

(9 credit hours)

885.505 Creativity in Education

885.501 The Gifted Learner

885.510 Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment for Advanced Learners

Digital Age Teaching and Learning focus

 (9 credit hours)

893.508 Technology and the Science of Learning

893.550 Emerging Issues in Digital Age Learning

893.628 Gaming and Simulations for Learning

Early Childhood focus

(9 credit 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

Entrepreneur in Education focus

(9 credit hours)

855.614 Planning a New Venture in Education

855.617 Launching a New Venture in Education

855.618 The Sustainable Venture

Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) focus

(11 credit hours)

855.500 Language Acquisition in TEFL

855.501 Language and Culture in TEFL

855.510 Building Productive Learning Relationships for TEFL – 1 credit

855.502 Program Evaluation and Learner Assessment in TEFL

855.520 Promoting Active Engagement and Learning for TEFL – 1 credit

Course Information

Course descriptions, locations, and availability

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

WHAT TO EXPECT

ITGL cohort benefits

Other programs approach international education from an assimilation philosophy—with models and methods designed for Western education settings.

ITGL is based on an integration philosophy unique among top schools of education. In accordance with International Institute of Education recommendations, our goal is to prepare a well-supported cohort of top scholars to become successful, global educators.

ITGL requires intensive interactions in practical educational settings. Integrating those experiences prepares candidates to apply their expertise effectively in their home countries.

ITGL students benefit from the following services that provide a foundation for success during the program year:

  • Specialized ITGL Orientation
  • Cultural exchange and enrichment activities
  • Group transportation to extended learning experiences
  • Weekly social events and outings
  • Blending of formal and informal learning opportunities
  • Dedicated academic and language services support
Digital portfolio

The Johns Hopkins Digital Portfolio for the Master of Science in Education was created exclusively for students in the International Teaching and Global Leadership (ITGL) Cohort. This portfolio will be used throughout the year to complete cohort requirements and as a vehicle to complete your capstone project in lieu of a master’s thesis demonstrating your understanding of the program learning outcomes. Following completion and presentation, the portfolio becomes valuable to graduates in their job search. For those students who choose to continue to build their professional portfolio after graduation, the portfolio can be used to document professional growth to seek new positions, and to provide evidence needed to obtain promotions and advanced certifications. 

Optional Practical Training (OPT)

Optional Practical Training (OPT) is defined as ‘temporary employment for practical training directly related to the student’s major area of study.’ An F-1 student must coordinate with the Johns Hopkins Office of International Services (OIS) to apply for post-completion OPT.

This experience is designed to equip students with the best examples of U.S. education practice from coast to coast—including educational organizations, providers, policy groups, and research centers—so a wide range of possibilities can be applied in the student’s home country.

Additional optional ACEE services
We are pleased to collaborate with ACEE Global to provide the following optional support services to the ITGL cohort:
Housing Services The ITGL cohort model is built on a philosophy of living and learning together.  Students live in close connection with one another, with access to communal meeting spaces, shared study areas, and after-hours social and business networking. The housing arrangement is designed to minimize the burden of managing accommodations, utilities, and the other daily living needs so that students can focus on their education in a safe, supportive environment while building professional networks that extend around the globe.
 
Career Coaching and Placement Services This unique program is not just about transforming students through education, but equipping our graduates with the skills they need to transform their home country’s education systems. We expose our candidates to experienced mentors, help them build a valuable network of colleagues, and guide them in securing and advancing in professional opportunities back home.