Master of Science in Education — International Teaching and Global Learning Cohort
Preparing Global Education Leaders
The International Teaching and Global Learning (ITGL) cohort is an intensive master’s degree option that prepares international educators to become innovative education leaders, with the knowledge and skills to transform schools, systems, and other fast-changing learning environments around the world. Candidates choose one of three areas of high-demand focus.
EARLY CHILDHOOD FOCUS
Leadership in Early Childhood Education
Young children learn best through structured, engaged play. Our Early Childhood course of study focuses on implementing evidence-based practices that bring together the latest research in neuroscience and child development to support young students.
■ Eligible candidates should be an experienced teacher or have early childhood educational experience.
■ ITGL graduates will be able to serve as a leader in the field of early childhood education.
DIGITAL AGE TEACHING AND LEARNING FOCUS
Leadership in Educational Technology
Integrating technology into the classroom is the most highly demanded skill in education today. This course of study focuses on Johns Hopkins expertise in creating leading-edge online tools and implementing new methods to manage educational data.
■ Eligible candidates should have educational technology experience.
■ ITGL graduates will be able to serve as a leader in the field of educational technology.
CREATIVE AND INNOVATIVE EDUCATION FOCUS
Leadership in Developing Future Talent
When promising learners are not engaged and challenged, a whole nation can lose tremendous potential. This course of study focuses on developing effective programs and instruction for creative and innovative learners—and imbuing those learning skills in all students.
■ Eligible candidates should have educational experience and a vision for creating innovative opportunities for all learners.
■ ITGL graduates will be able to serve as a leader in the creation and development of innovative educational opportunities.
THREE INTENSIVE SEMESTERS, ONE PRESTIGIOUS DEGREE
As part of an integrated cohort of top scholars, our degree candidates build a solid foundation of theory and practice through three semesters of coursework—and continuous practical experience.
With exposure to multiple programs, candidates gain a comprehensive understanding of the different educational models employed in their area of specialization.
The program is designed to promote innovation in the paradigms, strategies, values, and culture of school systems, entrepreneurial ventures, and education companies.
America’s First Research University
Johns Hopkins was founded on the principle that by pursuing big ideas and sharing what we learn, we make the world a better place. For more than 140 years, we haven’t strayed from that vision.
Just as Johns Hopkins changed medical education and medical research in the late 19th century, I’d like the School of Education to be the place where policymakers, foundations, and school leaders expect to find the most relevant and useful research that can shape the field of education in the coming decades.
Christopher C. Morphew
Dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Education
Dean Christopher Morphew holds a PhD in social sciences and education from Stanford University as well as degrees from Harvard University and the University of Notre Dame. His most recent book, The Challenges of Independent Colleges, co-edited with John Braxton, was published by Johns Hopkins University Press in November 2017.
ITGL COHORT BENEFITS
Other programs approach international education from an assimilation philosophy—with models and methods designed for Western education settings.
ITGL is based on an integration philosophy unique among top schools of education. In accordance with International Institute of Education recommendations, our goal is to prepare a well-supported cohort of top scholars to become successful, global educators.
ITGL requires intensive interactions in practical educational settings. Integrating those experiences prepares candidates to apply their expertise effectively in their home countries.
ITGL students benefit from the following services that provide a foundation for success during the program year:
■ Application and registration fees
■ Specialized ITGL Orientation
■ Cultural exchange and enrichment activities
■ Group transportation to extended learning experiences
■ Weekly social events and outings
■ Blending of formal and informal learning opportunities
■ Dedicated academic and language services support
■ Assistance with bank account and phone service setup
■ Transportation to shopping outlets and international markets
OPTIONAL PRACTICAL TRAINING
During the yearlong degree program, candidates on an F-1 visa must coordinate with the Johns Hopkins Office of International Services if they wish to pursue an additional six- to 12-month professional internship called the Optional Practical Training, facilitated by ACEE.
This experience is designed to equip students with the best examples of U.S. education practice from coast to coast—including educational organizations, providers, policy groups, and research centers—so a wide range of possibilities can be applied in the student’s home country.
ADDITIONAL OPTIONAL ACEE SERVICES
We are pleased to collaborate with ACEE Global to provide the following optional support services to the ITGL cohort:
■ HOUSING SERVICES
■ CAREER COACHING AND PLACEMENT SERVICES
The ITGL cohort model is built on a philosophy of living and learning together. Students live in close connection with one another, with access to communal meeting spaces, shared study areas, and after-hours social and business networking.
The housing arrangement is designed to minimize the burden of managing accommodations, utilities, and the other daily living needs so that students can focus on their education in a safe, supportive environment while building professional networks that extend around the globe.
CAREER COACHING AND PLACEMENT SERVICES
This unique program is not just about transforming students through education, but equipping our graduates with the skills they need to transform their home country’s education systems.
We expose our candidates to experienced mentors, help them build a valuable network of colleagues, and guide them in securing and advancing in professional opportunities back home.
ITGL COHORT COSTS
The ITGL cohort is an innovative, holistic approach to preparing educators from around the world. While all international Johns Hopkins students can take advantage of the university’s Office of International Students for basic support services, the ITGL cohort has been specially designed to meet the unique academic, social, living, and career needs of international students seeking to earn the Master of Science in Education from the Johns Hopkins School of Education.
All costs are in U.S. dollars, and students must pay the Total Amount Due by July 1, 2019, the date listed on their Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).
|ADDITIONAL OPTIONAL ACEE SERVICES|
|Career Coaching and Placement Services||$5,000|
|Two Bedroom Shared Unit||$14,400|
Room selections are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
READY TO APPLY?
ITGL ADMISSIONS CRITERIA
- For master’s programs and graduate certificates, applicants for graduate admission must present official evidence of receipt of a four-year baccalaureate degree equivalent from an accredited institution of higher education or the equivalent by the time of expected matriculation.
- At minimum, a cumulative grade point average equivalent to a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (B grade).
- Official results from the TOEFL or IELTS, taken within two years from the intended term of entry. To be considered for admission, there are minimum required scores that you need to meet:
- Academic IELTS: an overall band score of 7.0
- TOEFL: 100 on Internet-based test
- A course-by-course evaluation of all transcripts.
ITGL ADMISSIONS PROCESS
The application process begins with a screening phase, administered by ACEE Global. Applicants who complete the screening phase and meet the admissions criteria will be instructed by ACEE to submit an online application to the Master of Science in Education – International Teaching and Global Learning cohort.
APPLICATION DEADLINES FOR FALL 2019 COHORT
|Application deadline:||May 1, 2019|
|Deadlines represent the endpoint in the application process (i.e., the final completion of your file) rather than the beginning of that process. All materials, including English language Proficiency testing scores (TOEFL or IELTS) and the international credential evaluation, should be received by the Admissions Office for timely consideration.