At the Johns Hopkins School of Education, we prepare teachers for leadership in the classroom — and beyond. Our research-forward emphasis on teacher well-being empowers graduates to build fulfilling careers in education.

Teaching offers job stability, diverse career paths, creativity and autonomy, and an opportunity to impact students’ lives. Teachers often receive benefit packages that include health insurance, paid time off, and retirement plans. While this profession provides job security, teachers can move on to become school administrators, curriculum specialists, or teacher trainers. 

An experienced teacher’s pedagogical expertise, classroom management skills, and wide-ranging content knowledge are also valuable assets for roles such as school librarian, corporate trainer, and private tutor or coach. Many graduates of Johns Hopkins School of Education’s teacher preparation programs have also used their valuable classroom experience to launch education start-ups, work for education nonprofits, or continue on to advanced academic studies in education. 

An adult holding a toy telephone in a classroom.

You could not have told me when I graduated from Johns Hopkins three years ago that today, I would stand before you as the 2019 D.C. Teacher of the Year and as one of four finalists for the 2019 National Teacher of the Year.

Kelly Harper, MS ’16 2012 Houston TFA cohort
Kelly Harper in graduation regalia.

17.4% Job Growth

Demand for preschool teachers is expected to be almost double the Pre-K - 12 category as a whole. Source: Hanover Research

A Program for Every Interest

At Johns Hopkins, we know that great teachers aren’t born, they’re shaped by both education and experience. We prepare our students for the classroom and beyond. With degree and certification options in elementary, secondary, and special education, Johns Hopkins educators graduate with a rigorous command of cutting-edge content and teaching methodology, coupled with extensive practical experience.

Vision for Baltimore – What You See Is What You Get

An innovative collaboration between experts at the Johns Hopkins School of Education, Hopkins’ Wilmer Eye Institute, Baltimore City Public Schools and Warby Parker offers yearly eye exams to all pre-K to eighth-grade students in Baltimore—and free eyeglasses to those who need them. Grades are on the rise.

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