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For over a century, Johns Hopkins University has been preparing educators to make a difference in the lives of children, youth and adults. Established in 2007, the Johns Hopkins School of Education is a national leader in education reform through research and teaching. Grounded in the Johns Hopkins tradition of research and innovation, the School of Education is ranked among the top schools of education in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. The school addresses some of the most challenging problems facing education today in areas ranging from early childhood education to adult learning through:

  • Doctoral and graduate programs
  • Research and development activities
  • External partnerships with school systems and educational entrepreneurs
  • Collaborative connections to the broader Johns Hopkins research community

School of Education researchers and faculty are committed to transforming our nation's educational system through an interdisciplinary approach to instruction and research that creates evidence-based models for teaching, school administration, special education and counseling. From whole school curriculum to turning around troubled school programs, SOE faculty are bringing cutting-edge ideas to school reform that are recognized as national and international models.


The mission of the School of Education supports and advances the quality of education and human services for the continuous development of children, youth and adults.

Graduate Education Programs

The School of Education typically awards more than 500 master's degrees annually. Master's and certificate programs are offered in a wide range of areas, including teacher preparation; counseling; special education; gifted education; health professions; reading, school leadership, and education technology. Interdisciplinary doctoral degrees (PhD and online EdD) prepare top scholars and practitioners in a variety of specializations.

Research and Development Activities

The school's research and development centers are laboratories for the creation of research-based models of instruction that are making lasting improvements in student achievement across the country.

Center for Research and Reform in Education - Established in 2004, the center's major goal is to improve the quality of education for children in grades pre-K to 12 through high-quality research and evaluation studies, and the dissemination of evidence-based research.

Center for Social Organization of Schools - Founded 35 years ago, the center concentrates its research and development on improving low-performing schools.

Center for Technology in Education - The center has expertise in six areas: data-informed decision-making for leaders; evidence-based instruction; assistive technology; leadership development; online learning and communities of practice; and emerging technologies and tool development.

Institute for Education Policy - The institute provides policy-makers with high-quality research; commissions new research that responds to real-world needs; advises national and state organizations on proven interventions that narrow persistent achievement gaps; and provides an independent forum that brings stakeholders together for constructive dialogue on students' educational outcomes.

The Division of Public Safety Leadership

The Division of Public Safety Leadership (PSL) cultivates and sustains viable communities through educational programs that foster the ethical, social and intellectual development of current and future public safety officials. The division offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in organizational leadership and a master's degree in intelligence analysis. It also provides significant contributions to national public safety through numerous research and technical assistance projects funded by various federal organizations, and addresses issues of school safety and security.

Quick Facts

Established: 2007, began in 1909 as College Courses for Teachers

Enrollment: 2,190

Ratio of Women to Men: 75% to 25%

Faculty: 55 full-time faculty; 15 joint JHU appointments

Alumni: 18,000

Ranked among the top graduate schools of education in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

The School of Education at Johns Hopkins University is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP--formerly NCATE) and the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). All certification programs leading to licensure are approved by the Maryland State Department of Education.