Application Deadline Rolling
Start Term Summer, Fall, Spring

Application Details

Prerequisites to Apply

Applicants to this certificate program must be educational professionals employed in a K–12 independent school. They must also complete an interview with the faculty adviser for the program before admission can be granted.

Application Requirements and Deadlines

Graduate Certificate – Educational Leadership for Independent Schools
Application Deadline: Rolling
Application Requirements:
Online application form
$80.00 application fee
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.
Two Letters of Recommendation
Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees are subject to change for ensuing academic years and will be updated on the School of Education website accordingly.

Tuition and Fees Information

More Information

Office of Admissions
Office of Admissions Toll-free
Liesl McNeal, Sr. Academic Program Coordinator
Johns Hopkins School of Education
2800 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET

What to Expect

The goal of this program is to allow students to develop expertise in one or two areas of education while also retaining a broad focus on educational practice and systems.

Graduates of the program will be able to:

  • Gain a deep understanding of school budgets, general principles of budget development, and strategies for communicating budgetary issues to their constituencies
  • Develop budgets for their schools that support faculty and staff in meeting their instructional goals
  • Communicate effectively to various stakeholders, including boards of directors, families, and staff
  • Become more proficient supervisors and professional developers with teachers and staff
  • Become more competent consumers and producers of research that is relevant to their jobs
  • Function more effectively and sensitively with faculty, students, staff, parents, and communities of diverse cultures and socioeconomic status
  • Enhance and refine their management skills, including supervision of personnel, strategic planning, conflict management, and fundraising
  • Improve their application of policy and laws to problems or issues that emerge
  • Become competent instructional leaders through the analysis and use of data about their schools and their communities
  • Build proficiency in the use of technology for instruction and administration
  • Become effective mentors and supervisors for their faculty and staff
  • Work effectively as part of a team and develop teams of teachers who provide participatory and democratic leadership to the school

International Applicants

This program offers part-time enrollment only. Admission is not open to international applicants seeking an F-1 or J-1 visa for this program. International students interested in applying to a program at the Johns Hopkins School of Education must follow the same application process and submit the same general application materials as their peers, along with some additional requirements.

International Student Admissions

Please visit the International Student Admissions webpage for additional application requirements or information.

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