Safe and Healthy Schools Certification

This program is for pre-K–12 educators, support personnel, leadership, schools, and districts who want to create an environment that fosters a “safe and healthy” mindset. Participants will complete a comprehensive and evidence-based course curriculum focused on key topics schools are facing today and explore ways to safeguard their school community.

Safe and Healthy Schools Certification

At A Glance*

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Format

PART-TIME

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Location

ONLINE

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CEUs

1-5

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Start Term 

ONGOING 

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Completion Time

10-50 HOURS

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Application Deadline

ROLLING

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

Application Requirements and Deadlines

Safe and Healthy Schools Certification Program

Enrollment: Part-Time
Start Dates: Ongoing
Enrollment Deadline: Ongoing
Application Requirements: Program fee due upon application

Tuition and Fees

Program fees vary for teacher and school leadership enrollment, as course length differs. Bulk pricing for school or district enrollment is available.

Program enrollment for individual teachers
10 hours of online course content $249

Program enrollment for individual leaders
50 hours of online course content $1,245

Program enrollment for schools:
70 percent teaching staff plus minimum of one leader required. Price based on learner enrollment.

Learn more about program pricing.

Safe and Healthy Schools Certification

Program Description

As part of its commitment to establishing safe and healthy learning environments, the Johns Hopkins School of Education Center for Safe and Healthy Schools (CSHS), in partnership with education company Klassroom, has launched the Safe and Healthy Schools Certification Program.

The program is intended to unite communities across the country through comprehensive, evidence-based learning that’s available online to school teachers and leaders everywhere.

The primary focus of the program is helping schools understand what a safe and healthy school means, how to create an environment that embodies and fosters a “safe and healthy” mindset and how to maintain this as a school and a community.

The Johns Hopkins Safe and Healthy Schools Certification Program consists of five comprehensive courses. The content in each course systematically reflects in-depth research and best-practice learning focused on the key topics schools are facing today.

Individual teachers can enroll in 10 hours of training, individual school leaders can enroll in 50 hours of training, or schools can enroll at least 70 percent of their teachers and at least one leader to earn Safe and Healthy Schools certification.

 

Learn more in-depth information about the program.

Safe and Healthy Schools Certification

Core Faculty

Annette C. Anderson, PhD

Annette Campbell Anderson

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Laurie deBettencourt

Lieny Jeon

Lieny Jeon

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Tamara Marder

Robert Balfanz

Sheldon Greenberg

Richard Lofton

Richard Lofton

Jonathan Plucker

Jonathan Plucker

Julia Burdick-Will

Julia Burdick-Will

Mariale Hardiman

Mariale Hardiman

Jonathan Links

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Marc Stein

Safe and Healthy Schools Certification

PROGRAM PLAN

CURRICULUM

Participants in the Johns Hopkins Safe and Healthy Schools Certification Program will be required to complete the following courses:

Course 1: What Is a Safe and Healthy School?
Course 2: Improving Mental Health Outcomes for Students and School-Based Personnel
Course 3: Interventions: Student Learning and School Culture Supports
Course 4: Safety and Discipline in the Age of the School Resource Officer
Course 5: School Security Technology

View the full curriculum.

Safe and Healthy Schools Certification

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do I purchase the program?

For both individual and school enrollment, purchase can be completed here.

Is the program eligible for Title IV-A funding?

The Safe and Healthy Schools Certification Program meets the allowable uses for professional development for teachers in federal guidelines for Activities to Support Safe and Healthy Students—which means you can use Title IV-A funding to pay for your school to get certified.

Contact us to learn more about school certification.

How is the course assessed?

At the end of each course, there is a cumulative multiple-choice assessment (pass mark 70%). Learners will also be required to submit a variety of written assignments. These will be assessed on a pass/fail basis.

How do I get certified?

Teacher and leader certification is straightforward. A teacher or leader who completes the learning will receive a certificate of completion and a digital badge.

In order to earn Safe and Healthy Schools certification, 70 percent of teachers and at least one school leader must complete their respective Safe and Healthy School certification courses.

Both are valid for three years, at which point all staff and leaders must renew their certification by completing the Safe and Healthy Schools refresher course.

Do you earn any continuing education credits from the program?

Yes. Teachers will earn one CEU for completing the 10 hours of coursework and leaders will earn five CEUs for completing 50 hours of coursework.

How does a school gain a Safe & Healthy Schools credential?

Schools that complete the learning and earn a credential will become a part of the Safe and Healthy Schools community. There is no additional cost for membership, beyond the price of the learning. The school credential model requires 70 percent of school staff to complete 10 hours (one CEU) and one leadership member to complete 50 hours (five CEUs) of the Safe and Healthy Schools Certification Program.

This helps to ensure that the learning is having an impact on the school culture through a collaborative, comprehensive approach to applying the lessons in the context of classrooms and schools.

Learn more about school certification.

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INTERESTED IN ENROLLING?

This online, self-paced program is now admitting students.