johns hopkins university school of education

The Johns Hopkins School of Education is a vibrant community of scholars dedicated to understanding and solving the most challenging problems facing education. Through the school’s innovative graduate and doctoral programs, students learn to address the most pressing needs of PK-12 schools.

The Urban Teachers program recruits and prepares highly qualified teachers for the purpose of building school leadership capacity, helping children with special needs, developing research-based curricula that aims to close the achievement gap, and addressing the social and emotional needs of children, youth and families.

Urban Teachers, in collaboration with the Johns Hopkins School of Education, prepares new teachers to succeed through a rigorous clinical training model. This four-year program places aspiring teachers in urban schools for a 14-month residency prior to becoming a lead teacher; offers graduate coursework leading to the award of a Master of Science in Education degree, which is completed in two years and is clinically based, allowing for teachers to practice their skills immediately in the classroom; and provides three years of coaching and mentoring to assist in developing outstanding practice once in the field.

Together, the Johns Hopkins School of Education, ranked among the top graduate schools of education in the nation, and Urban Teachers will produce highly effective teachers who will improve student outcomes in high-need schools. 

Those interested in the program must go through a two-stage application process: applicants must first apply and be admitted into Urban Teachers. Once accepted, candidates must then apply for admission to the Johns Hopkins School of Education.

The need for highly effective urban teachers is urgent. Interested in becoming a great urban teacher? Apply here.