Master of Science in Education – Educational Studies (Teach For America)
We’re here to support teachers like you. That’s why the Johns Hopkins School of Education offers an accelerated two-year online Master of Science in Education cohort program for corps members and alumni of the highly selective national Teach For America program.
As part of our ongoing, shared mission to eliminate inequality in education, the School of Education collaborates with the Teach For America alternative certification program to offer an accelerated, online Master of Science in Education program for those already working full time in high-need classrooms across America. The comprehensive program format not only complies with INTASC (Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium) standards, but aligns with TFA’s Teaching as Leadership rubric and includes outcomes that demonstrate transformational teaching and leadership.
Develop classroom skills as teacher leaders in order to encourage significant academic gains among underserved student populations. Earn a master’s degree from a world-renowned research university in a unique blended cohort model that includes coursework aligned with teaching experience, combined with mentoring and supervision in a completely online environment. Benefit from School of Education resources and expertise, and build a global professional network with expert faculty and highly qualified colleagues.
Teach For America corps members and alumni who have completed the TFA Summer Institute and are currently employed as teachers receive a waiver for nine credits of the fully online 39-credit Master of Science of Education program.
NOTE: The application deadline for Fall 2018 TFA National applicants has been extended to July 1st. If you are a 2018 incoming corps member from the DC, Connecticut, Baltimore, or Hawaii region, please check with your TFA regional staff about your application deadline.
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APPLICATION DEADLINES, PROGRAM COST, AND PAYMENT
FALL 2019 APPLICATION DEADLINES
Admission Deadline Admits Notified
Round 1 December 1 February 1
Round 2 March 1 April 1
Round 3 May 1 June 1
Round 4 June 15 July 1
REDUCED PROGRAM COSTS
- SOE is waiving the first nine credits of the program in recognition of the work students engage in at the TFA Summer Institute, thereby reducing the required number of credits in the overall program to 30 from 39.
- SOE offers deferred out-of-pocket payments for students earning AmeriCorps vouchers up to the amount of the AmeriCorps voucher for each school year (estimated $5,920* per year for the 2018 cohort).
- The 2018-2019 tuition rate of $805 per credit is frozen for the duration of the two-year program plan.
- Waiver of application fee ($80) and registration fee ($150) per semester for the duration of the two-year program plan.
- *Subject to change
SAMPLE COST BREAKDOWN FOR FALL 2018 COHORT
Total cost of degree (30 credits at $805 per credit): $24,150
Portfolio fee: $1,000*
Graduation fee: $175
Program cost, less estimated 2018 AmeriCorps funding: $13,310*
*Subject to change
AVAILABILITY OF FINANCIAL AID AND PAYMENT PLANS
SOE offers flexible payment plans that allow you to pay the remaining tuition costs over time (semester, yearlong, program-long) rather than all at once.
Enrollees in the School of Education’s Teach For America Master of Science of Education Studies program may be eligible for a federal TEACH Grant. The TEACH grant is a federally funded program that many of our candidates can take advantage of. Please note that the School of Education is not responsible for administering this grant.
The program requires a commitment of four years of teaching, beginning upon completion of the master’s program.
Students may apply for federal financial aid to support their educational costs. To learn more, visit the SOE financial aid website.