Prerequisites to Apply
Earned minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in all previous undergraduate and graduate studies (including for incomplete programs of study and for programs still in progress).
Application Requirements and Deadlines
- Completed applications will be evaluated until the posted deadline or until the program has reached capacity.
- Applicants are encouraged to complete the application requirements as early as possible to ensure they are reviewed before the program has reached capacity.
- Application decisions are delivered to candidates on a rolling basis, typically 4-6 weeks after an application is submitted with all materials received.
|MS in Education – International Teaching & Global Leadership Cohort|
|Application Deadline(s):||Final Application Deadline: April 19, 2024|
For Global Leader Scholar Award consideration, submit completed application by: February 1, 2024
|Application Requirements:||Online application form|
|Two Letters of Recommendation|
|Essay:||The essay requires applicants to upload responses to the following questions in essay format, adhering to these guidelines:
• 2 – 3 pages in length addressing all questions below in one essay
• Times New Roman font type
• 12-pt font size
• Do not write the questions in the essay
• Describe specific examples when possible
1. Why are you pursuing a master’s degree with a focus on International Teaching and Global Leadership at Johns Hopkins University? In what ways is our program a good fit for you?
2. Why have you selected your area of interest (also called focus area)? How have personal, educational, and/or professional experiences influenced your interest in this area?
3. What experiences best illustrate your ability to set priorities, manage an intense workload, cope with stress, and work through differences in opinion in a cross-cultural environment?
|International Applicants||International applicants should review the International Student Admissions page for additional requirements or information regarding:|
• International transcripts/credential evaluation
• Demonstration of English language proficiency
• F-1 visa requests
|Screening:||The application process includes a short video screening (8-10 minutes), administered by ACEE Global. The ITGL faculty admissions committee evaluates the video screening for language and content. Contact [email protected] to schedule your screening. Final deadline to schedule a screening appointment: April 12, 2024. If you have not scheduled your ACEE screening by April 12, 2024, your application will not be moved forward for review.|
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.
ITGL Refund Policy
Any student who accepts admission to the MS in Education – International Teaching & Global Leadership Cohort and then officially declines or withdraws from the program will forfeit the nonrefundable tuition deposit of $3,000. An exception will be made if a student must withdraw due to a visa denial. In the case of a visa denial, the student must provide a document of evidence of the visa denial from the U.S. Embassy or Consulate. If the student provides acceptable documentation, a full refund minus an administrative fee of $500 will be paid.
If a student officially withdraws or declines after payment of the total amount due and at least four (4) weeks before the start of the program, the total amount due will be refunded minus the nonrefundable tuition deposit of $3,000 and minus an administrative fee of $2,500.
If a student officially withdraws or declines after payment of the total amount due and less than four (4) weeks before the start of the program but before the first day of the Fall semester, the total amount due will be refunded minus the nonrefundable tuition deposit of $3,000 and minus an administrative fee of $6,000.
If a student officially withdraws after the first day of the Fall semester, the student will receive no refund of tuition and fees paid because the School of Education reserved the seat for that student at the exclusion of another prospective student.
If a student is removed from the program, the student will receive no refund of tuition and fees paid.
ITGL Deferral Policy
The MS-ITGL Cohort program does not permit the deferral of admission. If unexpected circumstances prevent you from starting the cohort program in the term you were admitted, you must officially withdraw from the program. If you are considering withdrawal from the program, please review the MS-ITGL Refund Policy. If you wish to be considered for admission to the MS-ITGL Cohort program in the future, you must submit a new application.
ITGL Leave of Absence Policy
Due to the structured nature of the MS-ITGL Cohort, a leave of absence is not permitted.
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What to Expect
ITGL Cohort Benefits
ITGL students benefit from the following services that provide a foundation for success during the program year:
- School of Education orientation for new international students
- Cultural exchange and enrichment activities
- Blending of formal and informal learning opportunities
- Dedicated academic and language services support
- Career events
The Johns Hopkins digital portfolio for the Master of Science in Education was created exclusively for students in the ITGL Cohort. This portfolio will be used throughout the year as a platform to complete your capstone project instead of a master’s thesis demonstrating your understanding of the program learning outcomes. Following completion and presentation, the portfolio becomes valuable to graduates in their job search. Students who choose to continue to build their professional portfolio after graduation can use the portfolio to document professional growth to seek new positions and to provide evidence needed to obtain promotions and advanced certifications.
In Extended Learning students will participate in a variety of informal educational experiences including guest lectures, one-on-one mentor conversations, and exploring how the use of museums, cultural institutions, and other real-world scenarios can be leveraged to promote learning. Students will both learn from these experiences and gain examples to implement in their own educational systems.
Optional Practical Training
Optional Practical Training (OPT) is defined as ‘temporary employment for practical training directly related to the student’s major area of study.’ An F-1 student must coordinate with the Johns Hopkins Office of International Services (OIS) to apply for post-completion OPT.
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: 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 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 Services: This unique program is not just about transforming students through education but also equipping our graduates with the skills they need to transform education systems. We expose our candidates to experienced mentors, help them build a valuable network of colleagues, and guide them in securing and advancing their careers.
Global Leader Scholar Program for Fall 2024
Become a Global Leader Scholar
The International Teaching and Global Leadership (ITGL) Global Leader Scholar Program offers a $25,000 tuition scholarship along with exclusive research, mentoring, and networking opportunities to academically talented students. This prestigious program is designed to attract those students who will become innovative education leaders with the knowledge and skills to transform schools, systems, and other fast-changing learning environments worldwide.
- This is a one-time, non-renewable scholarship.
- The Global Leader Scholar Program is competitive, and the selection of recipients is determined by the Faculty Admissions Committee for the MS Education-ITGL Cohort program.
- For consideration, submit your admissions application by the priority deadline of February 1, 2024.
Global Leader Scholar Recipient Requirements
- To be considered for this scholarship, applicants to the MS Education-ITGL Cohort must complete an admissions application by the February 1, 2024, priority deadline. No separate application is required.
- Scholarships are granted to applicants who are admitted to the MS Education-ITGL Cohort Program and who meet satisfactory academic and student conduct standards as defined by the academic catalog and/or the student’s program of study.
- Scholarships are not renewable or transferable from one academic year to the next. Scholarship announcements will be made via email during March 2024. Scholarship acceptances are due by the deadline listed in the award letter.
There are some circumstances in which a scholarship may not be valid or will be pro-rated:
- If a Global Leader Scholar transfers to a different graduate program within the SOE, any award will be invalidated.
- If a Global Leader Scholar’s enrollment status drops below full-time status (9+ graduate credits in the first semester), the recipient will receive a pro-rated scholarship.
- If a Global Leader Scholar withdraws from the MS Education-ITGL Cohort program, any award will be invalidated.
- The Johns Hopkins School of Education reserves the right to change the requirements or conditions of this scholarship.
*The final admissions application completion deadline for the MS Education-ITGL program is April 19, 2024. Applicants who wish to be considered for the Global Leader Scholar Program must complete their admissions application by February 1, 2024.
Note: An application deadline represents the endpoint in the application process (i.e., the completion of your file) rather than the beginning of that process). All materials, including official transcripts, recommendations, video screening, letters of recommendation, and test scores, must be received by the Admissions Office to render your application complete.
What can I do with a master's degree in global leadership?
A master's degree in global leadership equips graduates with competencies necessary for leadership roles in a variety of sectors.
Skilled in strategic decision-making, cross-cultural communication, and systemic understanding of diverse, global dynamics, graduates of the master’s program in international teaching and global leadership at the Johns Hopkins School of Education typically serve as consultants, project coordinators, or executives in global corporations, NGOs, governmental organizations, and educational institutions.
How much does TEFL certification cost?
The cost of TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) certification can range widely based on factors such as the provider, the course length, and the form of instruction.
Typically, costs range from $200 for basic online courses to more than $1,500 for comprehensive in-person courses. Students in the master’s program in international teaching and global leadership at the Johns Hopkins School of Education can earn their TEFL certification by completing two additional credits.
How do I become an international teacher?
Becoming an international teacher typically requires an undergraduate degree, teaching credentials in your home country, and a minimum of two years' teaching experience.
Gaining teaching experience, especially in diverse cultural settings, is beneficial. Pursuing a postgraduate degree, like a master's in education, can enhance your qualifications. Further, researching international schools or organizations, applying for relevant positions, networking, and attending international job fairs can help you find opportunities to teach abroad.
What is TEFL and is it worth getting the TEFL certification?
TEFL stands for “Teaching English as a Foreign Language” and, yes, it can be worth it.
TEFL certification equips educators with skills to teach English across international contexts. Not only are TEFL-certified teachers in demand, but they contribute to improving educational outcomes, fostering cultural exchange, and promoting inclusive learning worldwide. Students in the master’s program in international teaching and global leadership at the Johns Hopkins School of Education can earn their TEFL certification by completing two additional credits.
Please visit the International Student Admissions webpage for additional application requirements or information. International ITGL students are advised to begin the I-20 application process as soon as possible.