Master of Science in Education – Educational Studies (Urban Teachers)

Admission to the Master of Science in Education – Educational Studies (Urban Teachers) Program option was discontinued after the summer 2021 semester. Applicants interested in earning either the Master of Science in Education – Educational Studies (Interdisciplinary option, non-certification), or a master’s program leading to initial teacher certification, can contact the Admissions Office for more information.

Aspiring teachers in the Urban Teachers program earn a master’s degree from the School of Education while learning to teach and refining their practice with support from experienced educators. Urban Teachers is a clinically based residency and coaching model that guides students into full-time teaching positions at traditional and charter public schools in Baltimore, Dallas, and Washington, D.C.  In order to be admitted to the two-year master’s program, students must be accepted into the four-year Urban Teachers program.

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Master of Science in Education: Educational Studies - Urban Teachers Collaboration Program
Start Terms:Summer
Application Deadlines: Round 1
Application Completion Deadline: Nov 6, 2020
Admission Decision Notification: Nov 20, 2020

Round II
Application Completion Deadline: Dec 4, 2020
Admission Decision Notification: Dec 18, 2020

Round III
Application Completion Deadline: Jan 15, 2021
Admission Decision Notification: Jan 29, 2021

Round IV
Application Completion Deadline: Feb 19, 2021
Admission Decision Notification: March 5, 2021

Round V
Application Completion Deadline: March 19, 2021
Admission Decision Notification: April 2, 2021

Round VI
Application Completion Deadline: April 16, 2021
Admission Decision Notification: April 30, 2021

Round VII
May 10, 2021, 11:59 p.m. EST is the deadline to submit the online application form.
Application Completion Deadline: May 17, 2021 (Official transcripts should be requested from previous institutions to be sent electronically to [email protected])
Admission Decision Notification: May 27, 2021
Application Requirements:
Online application form
Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
Prospective applicants must first apply and be accepted to the Urban Teachers Program. For more information, please visit
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I would learn something in class on Tuesday and be able to implement it on Wednesday. You can tell that Urban Teachers and Johns Hopkins sat down and really thought out the curriculum. It matches the flow of the school year.


Terrence Smith, 2018 Fellow
Fourth grade teacher

Master of Science in Education – Educational Studies (Urban Teachers)

Program Description

Students in the four-year Urban Teachers program earn a master’s degree and dual certification in special education and elementary education, secondary English, or secondary math. Those who study in Dallas are also certified in ESL.

Urban Teachers seeks to transform schools through accountability and improvement among educators. In the program’s cohort model, students study with fellow educators who want to inspire change in underserved schools. The clinically based curriculum integrates planning, rehearsal, enacting, and reflection on teaching experiences.

In Year One, students select a school in Baltimore, Dallas, or Washington, D.C., and work beside a host teacher while receiving expert coaching from JHU clinical faculty. Graduate coursework occurs after school hours. In Year Two, coaching continues as students move into salaried teaching positions and complete their degrees. Coaching continues in Year Three and is available in Year Four, if needed. Urban Teachers is ideal for those without an educational background who want a career in the classroom.

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Find out more about the Urban Teachers collaboration with JHU.