Frequency Full time
Format In person
Completion Time 4 semesters
Credits 39

A new, groundbreaking teaching residency program, the Master of Education (MEd) for Teaching Professionals, or TeachingWell, provides participants with evidence-based training while placed in partnership schools and four years of strategic support for career development and long-term success in the teaching profession.

Admission consideration for the MEd for Teaching Professionals, TeachingWell is currently only open to candidates who:

  1. Earned an undergraduate degree or have completed undergraduate coursework in a STEM academic discipline.
  2. Hold U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status.
  3. Are prepared to enter a full-time residential master’s program on JHU’s Baltimore, MD campus.

In exchange for tuition support while enrolled in the MEd TeachingWell program, students agree to sign a letter of intent and pledge to apply and enter the employment of a JHU-approved Maryland school district partner for four years after completing the master’s degree program.

Additional terms and conditions may apply. For more information contact us at [email protected].

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Core Faculty

  • Mary Ellen Beaty-O’Ferrall, PhD

    Associate Professor
    Chair, Department of Innovative Teaching and Leadership
    Faculty Lead, Master of Education for Teaching Professionals


    Innovative Teaching & Leadership, SOE Leadership


    Teaching and Teacher Education

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  • Hunter Gehlbach, PhD

    Faculty Lead, PhD Program


    Advanced Studies in Education


    Learning & Instruction, Measurement & Research Methodologies

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  • Eric Rice, PhD

    Assistant Professor
    Faculty Lead, Urban Education and Educational Studies Programs


    Counseling & Educational Studies


    Social Context of Education, Urban Education

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Program Overview

Developed by Johns Hopkins to address the teacher shortage and the needs of Johns Hopkins school district partners in Maryland, TeachingWell is focused on creating a diverse corps of master teachers equipped with skills and expertise in secondary STEM instruction and culturally responsive teaching methods. Environmental issues are emphasized throughout the program so that candidates can prepare K-12 students in pressing, interdisciplinary STEM issues like climate change.

Through the unique TeachingWell residency model, students earn the Master of Education (MEd) in four semesters, while gaining real-world experience in a classroom as part of a tight-knit cohort focused on ongoing mentoring, life design, social and emotional learning, and teacher wellness.

Teaching support: TeachingWell residents study a four-semester MEd curriculum featuring the latest evidence-based practices and instructional coaching to become highly effective classroom teachers.

Career support: Expert faculty and alumni foster TeachingWell residents’ continued growth and success through mentoring and networking through the first four years of their career.

This 39-credit master’s program offers a holistic, immersive learning experience to prepare candidates for certification in the areas of Secondary Mathematics (7-12); Secondary Science – Chemistry (7-12); and Secondary Science – Biology (7-12); Secondary Environmental Science (7-12); Secondary Physics (7-12); Middle School Science (4-9).

The first year of the full-time program includes:

  • Evidence-based, interactive in-person coursework
  • Weekly seminars in building professional and personal wellness through practices of life design
  • Internship in an approved school district provider, under the supervision of a highly qualified mentor teacher
  • Instructional coaching during internship
  • Personalized support from the Whole Teacher Support Team

The four years of continued support include:

  • Paid residency as a full-time teacher in an approved school district provider, starting in the second year
  • Instructional coaching
  • Faculty support to meet certification requirements
  • Continued personalized support from the Whole Teacher Support Team, including financial counseling

The Johns Hopkins School of Education pledges to financially support enrolled TeachingWell MEd students by subsidizing the equivalent of the TeachingWell MEd annual tuition and fees cost and a partial stipend for living expenses for one year.

While the program meets the certification requirements for Maryland, the School of Education cannot guarantee that the coursework will meet state credentialing requirements outside of Maryland.

After SOE

Johns Hopkins educators graduate with a rigorous command of cutting-edge content and teaching methodology, coupled with extensive practical experience. Stronger credentials bring better pay and improved working environments — and greater respect for the key role teachers play in society.


  • K-12 Teacher
  • Career/Technical Education Teacher
  • Educational Consultant

TeachingWell brings a unique emphasis on strengthening teachers’ mental health and career resilience — while reducing financial barriers for entering the profession.

Christopher Morphew Dean, Johns Hopkins School of Education
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