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Online Educational Leadership Institute
Johns Hopkins School of Education (SOE)

"In the 21st century education sector, the public school systems, private education companies and social entrepreneurs must all learn to lead in a volatile and rapidly changing environment. Our new online institute will provide educational innovators, entrepreneurs, and providers the knowledge and skills they need to address the challenges they face on a day to day basis and to have greater overall impact in their work." Henry Smith, Executive Director, SOE’s Partnerships in Educational Transformation.

Featuring two high-level courses, the Online Educational Leadership Institute offers educators the opportunity for advanced study in a carefully designed program addressing many of the leadership issues facing 21st century educational organizations.

Institute Benefits

  • Participants have the option of applying for one or both courses depending on interest
  • Students earn three graduate credits upon successful completion of each course

Educational Leadership Institute Offerings

Offered Spring 2014

882.640 Strategic Systems Change and Action Planning
Education leaders, public and private, need to understand the structures for teaching, learning, and managing the school and/or organizational environment. These structures include organizational visioning and action planning, budgeting and finance, and the leadership skills that incorporate instructional design, curriculum integration with standards, and logistics of technology implementation, professional development, and evaluation. This course is designed to introduce knowledge management concepts into an organizational or educational context and to provide an in depth focus on data-driven decision making in organizational and educational institutions. Participants will develop an understanding of how to create and support change through a systems approach.
882.641 Entrepreneurial Education Leadership in the Institute
Through this course, students will examine contemporary educational practices and their relationship to leadership theories, models, and strategies. This course will focus on new and historical perspectives related to leadership development, group dynamics, and effective individual and organizational behaviors, visioning, and transformation. This course navigates the complexities of human behavior and organizational outcomes from psychological and behavioral perspectives and includes empirical findings drawn from neuroscience focused on resilience and the emerging field of neuroleadership.

Cost: $2370 per three credit course

Application Requirement: Master’s degree

Apply now for Graduate Special Student admission here. Select Graduate Special [Non-Degree]. Then choose the Non-Degree Graduate Special Student in Education option and follow the application steps. Once accepted, you will register through JHU's SIS system. Available courses are listed below by session. Click on a course title to expand the full description.


Contact our admissions team at or (877) JHU-SOE1.