Student Newsletter










Updated May 10, 2021

2021 School of Education Graduation

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – Graduation! The School of Education’s 2021 Graduation Ceremony will be held in a virtual setting on Wednesday, May 26, at 9 a.m. Join in and view the graduation live stream. In addition, we have created special SOE graduation GIFs, profile frames, and cover photos for social media platforms so graduates can celebrate their achievements online.

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Friday International Coffee Break for International Students

10:30-12:00 p.m. on Fridays throughout spring semester
Students from cross-/bi-cultural backgrounds and international students are invited to attend. Learn about JHU resources, discuss tips for academic success and well-being, talk about personal experiences, positive or not-so-positive, or just drop-in to say Hi.

Click here to sign up for an upcoming Friday this semester

Free Calm App

May is Mental Health Awareness month. As a member of the Hopkins community, students can sign up for a free premium membership to Calm. If you have any questions about this program or others offered by the university, feel free to contact

Below are just a few suggestions to help protect your mental health:

  • Take some time each day to prioritize yourself – Even if it is a minute to take a “self-check”
  • What you say to yourself matters – Be kind to yourself and avoid self-criticism
  • Take some time to enjoy the sunshine (even indoors – look out the window for 5 minutes and enjoy your view)
  • Go “off the grid” – Turn off your phone, disconnect from e-mails and spend time doing something you enjoy
  • Experiment – Try something new that you have wanted to do
  • When you feel something say something – Seeking help is a sign of strength, not a weakness

Student teachers needed for research study

Current teachers or student teachers in training are needed to participate in a research study, Understanding how to support teachers equitable pedagogy practices: Developing an Online Professional Learning Course Study.  To learn more about the study or if interested in participating, please email SOE doctoral candidate, Violet L. Ford at

Online Bookstore

The Summer 2021 online bookstore is now open! Getting your materials is quick, easy and worry-free. For time-sensitive materials, please order early due to longer transit times. Estimated delivery dates are generally accurate but not guaranteed.

Get started here.

Fall 2021 Registration Reminder

Fall 2021 registration began on April 12, 2021. The School of Education plans to offer its academic offerings in online and in-person formats for Fall 2021, subject to current health guidelines. The School of Education will discontinue its modified Pass/Fail grading policy for the Fall 2021 term.

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Late Registration Fee Reminder

The SOE late registration fee policy has changed. Effective with the Summer 2021 term and thereafter, students registering for the first time within two weeks of the start date of the term (regardless of first-class meeting dates of individual classes) will be charged an additional $100 as well as the registration fee of $175. For the Summer 2021 term, those students registering on or after May 18th will be charged the $100 late registration fee, in addition to the $175 registration fee. For the Fall 2021 term, those students registering on or after August 16th will be charged the $100 late registration fee, in addition to the $175 registration fee.

Modified Pass/Fail Policy for Spring 2021

The School of Education will continue with its modified Pass/Fail policy for the Spring 2021 term. As a reminder, Counseling students must check with their advisers before electing the P/F option, as some courses require a grade of B or better as stated in the Counseling Handbook. Thus, those courses are ineligible for P/F.

Per SOE’s policy, a grade of Pass equates to a grade of B (including B-) or better. Any student taking a course for Pass/Fail, who receives a grade of C+ or below, will receive a grade of F. In addition, all degree requirements that otherwise require a letter grade of B- or higher will be satisfied by a grade of Pass (P) achieved in the Spring 2021 semester. Pass grades are not considered in the determination of a student’s grade point average (GPA). The award of a Fail (F), and the consequences thereof, equate to the award of an “F” grade in the letter-based grading scale and will count towards a student’s GPA. Students should follow the withdrawal/audit calendar for deadlines when switching to Pass/Fail, Audit, and Dropping/Withdrawing from a class found here. The withdrawal/audit calendar lists the last date to withdraw without academic penalty (without receiving the grade of F). That is also the date by which a student must switch a course to P/F.

Students who are currently enrolled in a spring 2021 course may elect the Pass/Fail course grading method by submitting an Add/Drop form to with the course number listed in the ADD section, and the words PASS/FAIL noted in the “Tuition Fees” column.

For additional questions, please contact


COVID-19 Information and Resources

Up-to-date information and resources for students. 

March 9 – May 14
Registration open for Summer semester

April 12 – August 13
Registration open for Fall semester

May 26
SOE Commencement

June 1
Summer 2021 Semester begins

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Virtual Educators Rising National Conference
June 24 – 27, 2021

ASCA Annual Conference 
July 11-14, 2021

Education Week’s Virtual Career Fair for Teachers
July 22, 2021|10 a.m.–4 p.m.
July 23,2021| 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

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Counseling Virtual Career Fair

Connect with employers nationwide looking to hire counselors during Counseling Foundations: Your Path to Career Success, a virtual Career Fair, on Thursday, May 6, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (EST). If you are a current counseling professional or student, you will have the opportunity to connect directly with employers from the comfort of your home or office.

  • Enhance your interviewing skills.
  • Build your professional network.
  • Gain access to on-demand professional development webinars to help you prepare.
  • Share your résumé in advance of the event through your personalized attendee profile.
  • Engage in easy one-on-one text and video chats with participating employers.

Registration is FREE for participants, but capacity is limited. Secure your spot today! Register HERE

Teach Tuesdays with AACPS

“Teach Tuesdays with AACPS” virtual recruitment event on the second Tuesday of the month at 3 p.m. to learn about Anne Arundel County Public Schools and how to be considered for a teaching position. Students can use this opportunity to ask questions to the recruitment team and other guests.

May 11th | 3p.m.
More info/apply

Mental Health Career Resource

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that careers in Mental Health are projected to grow 25% from 2019 to 2029. has created a central resource to help individuals find a career pathway in the mental health field and assist students in building the necessary skills and gain relevant experience needed to stand out to potential employers and launch a successful career. 

Mental Health Careers

Health and Wellness Jobs at the Y in Central Maryland

The Y in Central Maryland is hiring for health and wellness and youth development positions throughout May. Full and part-time positions are available in Baltimore City and Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford, and Howard Counties. Register for the job fair in the region you would like to work or choose the date and time that works for your schedule. All events are from 11am – 3pm.

Baltimore City: Saturday, May 15, at the Weinberg Y in Waverly. Click here to learn more.

Program Manager/College Success Manager

MERIT Health Leadership Academy works to educate and empower students from underrepresented backgrounds to become health professionals and change agents. MERIT is hiring for two full-time positions: Program Manager and College Success ManagerTo apply and view the job descriptions head to MERIT’s Career Page. To get a sense of what the MERIT program entails, check out this 2-min video. Email with any questions. 

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Discover OneHop, a networking platform to help you build connections with JHU alumni

What is OneHop?
An easy to use platform that will allow you to build connections with JHU alumni. OneHop Mentoring builds purposeful connections between current students and selected alumni mentors. OneHop Alumni provides a community for alumni to network with one another, and to offer guidance to fellow alumni and students.

What happens when I sign up?
Alumni recommendations will be made based upon your profile information. You can also browse our community of professionals by industry, major, location and more.
Once you reach out to connect, you will be offered different options to schedule and conduct a meeting. The method you use to hold your meeting (virtually or in-person) will be up to you and the alum to coordinate.

How can I get the most out of this platform?
Be active! Ask questions, and make new connections. Don’t be afraid to reach out to someone. People are waiting for you to connect with them. Everyone in our community is here to support you.
Also check out the Discussion board to see the types of information that is being shared by students and alumni.

How do I get started?
Click “Join Our Community!”
Select “Log-in with JHEDID button”
Type in your JHEDID and password
Complete your profile
Start exploring the networking community!

Still have questions?


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Teri Murray

Director of Student Affairs

Jenny Eddinger

Assistant Director of Student Affairs