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Updated April 19, 2021

Department Chairs Speaker Series

Wednesday, April 21 | 5 to 7:30 p.m.
Regan A. R. Gurung “Fostering Engagement to Equitize Learning for All”
This lecture addresses equality and the social determinants of education. Regan A. R. Gurung, PhD, will discuss the impact of active exercises and engagement on learning.


Out of the Darkness Campus Walk

Support the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s (AFSP) mission to save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide by participating in JHU’s annual Out of the Darkness Campus Walk. Due to continued public safety restrictions on in-person events, the AFSP MD Chapter is holding ONE Maryland Out of the Darkness Campus Walk -a virtual, combined event with Universities, Colleges, and schools across MD. The walk will be held virtually on Sat, April 24 and Sun, April 25. The JHU Team will hold a week of action April 12 – 16 with daily virtual mental health and self-care programming. Suicide is an issue that impacts us all and we hope this event gives our greater community an opportunity to come together to care for one another and raise awareness about mental health and suicide prevention.  Please join the JHU Team, registration is free!
Learn more about the walk and register here.
For any questions, please email JHSAP at

Disability: Culture, Climate, and Accessibility at Johns Hopkins

Please join us for a School of Education Remote Student Listening Session “Disability: Culture, Climate, and Accessibility at Johns Hopkins” on April 28 at 4:00 pm (EST). Cathie Axe, Executive Director of Student Disability Services (SDS) at Johns Hopkins, Aaron Hodukavich, ADA Compliance Officer, and Jenny Eddinger, Assistant Director of Office of Student Affairs, School of Education, will lead this constructive, inclusive conversation on how to improve the culture, climate, and accessibility at Johns Hopkins University. This session will focus on 4 topics:

  • Services and Accommodations Delivery
  • Culture and Climate
  • Fostering and Building Community
  • Barriers to Accessibility

We are seeking your insight on both the challenges and opportunities to foster disability inclusion at Hopkins. Bring your innovative ideas! Please register in advance for this Zoom meeting.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Fulbright U.S. Student Program for 2022-2023: Info sessions

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers research, study, and teaching opportunities in more than 140 countries! Fulbright grants enable you to develop a wide range of academic fields, interests, and skills, while spending an unforgettable year engaged in culture exchange.  Since 2010, nearly 170 students and alums from Johns Hopkins have been awarded Fulbright grants to study, do research, and teach English and American culture in 50 countries spanning the globe. Recent Fulbright winners from Hopkins have taught English in Argentina, researched HIV-positive organ transplants in South Africa, and worked on a novel in South Korea, among many more projects on six continents.
Attend an information session with our National Fellowships Program staff on-hand to provide an overview of the Fulbright program and the application process. You’ll hear from previous Hopkins grantees as well.
These sessions are designed for students and recent alumni thinking about applying to the Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) or Study/Research (SR) programs. Please use the links below to register for a session and receive the Zoom link. To learn more, visit our Fulbright webpages or email the NFP at with questions.  You can also drop by our daily virtual office hours from 12:30-2pm ET M-F.

Information Sessions

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.

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.

21st Century Cities Initiative Award for Doctoral Research on Urban Issues

The 21st Century Cities Initiative (21CC) at Johns Hopkins University (JHU) will provide four or more JHU graduate students working toward a PhD with a 21CC Doctoral Research Award for innovative dissertation research focusing on policy-relevant urban research that closely aligns with 21CC’s interest areas. Applications due May 28, 2021.

More information

Fall 2021 Registration Reminder

Fall 2021 registration began today at 7 a.m. (EST). 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.   

More information

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

April 22
April 30
Break days throughout the semester

May 26
SOE Commencement

June 1
Summer 2021 Semester begins

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American Counseling Association Conference
April 5–30, 2021

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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Student and Alumni Connections Virtual Networking Session

April 29 | 12 – 1 pm ET on Zoom.

This virtual session provides students with a wonderful opportunity to connect with our alumni leaders serving on the Johns Hopkins Alumni Association’s Alumni Council. At the session, students from all nine divisions will have the opportunity to network with alumni working in a variety of areas such as medicine, public health, education, engineering, arts and media, business, technology, government, law, and more. Students can sign up here.

CareerMD Curbside Career Fair

Explore career opportunities at leading healthcare facilities based in your region and in other parts of the country including more than 2,000 hospitals, healthcare systems, and practice groups. CareerMD Curbside Career Fairs offer healthcare providers the opportunity to learn about a large number of employers in one place, at one time. Current students, recent graduates, administrators, and educators are invited to attend. A complete list of career fairs throughout the year is available on the CareerFair site. Admission is free.

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

Counselor Educators

Counselor Educators: apply for the position of School Counselor Training Program Director.

Tenure track position at the assistant or associate level.  Direct, coordinate, and administer the M.Ed. Program in the Professional School Counselor Education, ensuring compliance with national, state, and university standards for training and education to maintain national accreditation of the program. Doctoral degree in psychology or a closely-related discipline. Applicants with a background in School Counseling, Counselor Education, School Psychology, and Counseling Psychology are especially encouraged to apply.  Excellent benefits and a negotiable salary.  Review job here.

Special Projects Manager

SNF Agora Institute is seeking to hire a Hopkins grad for a research-heavy special projects manager position.  SNF Agora at Johns Hopkins University is a multi-disciplinary academic and public forum dedicated to strengthening global democracy by improving and expanding civic engagement and inclusive dialogue, and by supporting inquiry that leads to real-world change.  Must have master’s degree or higher. perfect for someone looking for academically relevant work before going back for a PhD or other terminal degree.  Detailed information about the job can be found here. Inquiries may be sent electronically to Stephen Ruckman, SNF Agora deputy director (

Research Associate

The Learning Accelerator (TLA) is seeking applications for a qualified research associate to work on our research and measurement team, led by Dr. Beth Holland. The associate will primarily focus on a project analyzing a federal Teacher and School Leadership (TSL) funded program with Lindsay Unified School District (LUSD). In alignment with TLA’s mission, the research associate will conduct research in practice and produce findings that are openly accessible to the broader K-12 community via reports, blog articles, and open journal articles. The ideal candidate will have a mixed-methods background with strong quantitative skills, the capacity to write for a practitioner audience, and the ability to work across multiple projects. A full job description and information on how to apply can be found here.

School Counseling Substitutes

Fairfax County Public Schools has a high demand for school counseling long term substitutes at various locations. For more information about becoming a long-term substitute please visit the FCPS Substitute Teaching Opportunities webpage. The current wage for long-term substitutes is $20.50 per hour. Candidates should follow the steps below to be considered for Long-Term Substitute positions:

Complete the Long-Term Substitute Application

Email to set up a School Counseling Content Interview. Please include your current resume. 

All candidates must have completed all coursework towards a Masters Degree in School Counseling to include completion of all practicum and internship hours. Please contact 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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