MAT PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
- Structured clinical internships in schools that partner with Johns Hopkins School of Education (SOE) or that are operated by Johns Hopkins SOE and in a variety of educational environments to ensure ongoing support by faculty while gaining extensive practical experience.
- Personalized coaching and support from faculty during clinical internship to tailor professional development needs, maximize teaching and learning outcomes, and prepare for certification.
- Networking for employment opportunities in public and private schools, educational nonprofit, and/or public/private partnership entities.
- Collaborative cohort framework allowing students opportunities to interact with peers, mentor teachers, and university faculty to enrich coursework, field experiences, graduate-level research, and professional career advice.
- Opportunities to connect with other JHU education-related entities such as Baltimore Scholars, Neuro-Education Initiative, Center for Talented Youth, Center for Social Organization of Schools, Center for Research and Reform in Education, Center for Social Concern, and the Peabody Institute (music) through conferences and seminars.
- A dynamic curriculum designed to build the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to teach 21st century learners including differentiated instruction; mind-brain research; English language learners; universal design; cultural and global proficiencies; and innovative approaches to education.
THE MAT PROGRAM WILL PREPARE REFLECTIVE EDUCATORS WHO ARE:
- Innovators – Applying new approaches for effective teaching and learning; accessing innovative teacher resources; making content relevant to students’ lives; developing critical and creative thinkers.
- Researchers and data-based decision makers – Using data to inform instruction practices; collecting and applying data regularly to better meet students’ needs; sharing data with colleagues for individual and group decision making.
- Advocates for civility, integrity, and diversity – Promoting equity in the classroom and school; modeling civility; making curricular decision that value and promote diversity.
- Critical consumers – Determining programs or products that yield results; identifying programs that are evidence-based; understanding how professional development can enhance student outcomes.
- Coaches – Personalizing student learning environments; informing parents of their child’s performance to encourage education at home; sharing community resources with students’ families that support desired learning outcomes; utilizing family funds of knowledge to support student learning and better support the whole child.
- Evaluators – Determining the best outcomes for students and teachers each year; knowing how to measure success for students and teachers.
- Integrators of technology – Using technology to improve teacher performance and student achievement; staying current in digital literacies; promoting digital citizenship in the classroom.
- Liesl McNeal