The Johns Hopkins University School of Education MS in Education | FAQ
TNTP Teaching Fellows has entered a collaboration with The Johns Hopkins University School of Education that will provide a streamlined path for our graduates to earn a Master of Science in Education degree from one of America’s most prestigious universities.
How does it work?
After completing summer training, you’ll enter the classroom full time and attend TNTP Academy sessions at night. TNTP Academy enrollees who pass the Assessment of Classroom Effectiveness (ACE) will have the opportunity to enroll in an online Master’s program at Johns Hopkins University School of Education and earn a Master of Science in Education at a reduced cost and in just two years.
How much additional coursework will I need to take to earn my Master’s degree? Will it all be offered online? Will it be offered during summer sessions?
The Johns Hopkins University School of Education (JHU SOE) will waive nine credits for experiential learning toward the MS degree for graduates of TNTP Academy. These nine credits will be granted automatically with proof of successful completion of pre-service training.
JHU SOE will also offer Fellows the chance to earn six credits by completing an independent study to prove mastery of TNTP Academy related outcomes while you are enrolled in JHU. Instead of completing the three associated courses, you will provide evidence demonstrating the skills you have learned at TNTP Academy and your teaching experience to meet course outcomes.
This leaves 24 credits and a Master's portfolio as the remaining requirements to finish the MS program. The degree takes a minimum two years to complete and JHU only accepts a new cohort in the fall.
Note: Special Education candidates in Baltimore will require an extra year.
What are the actual courses I will have to take?
Courses cover topics including differentiation, content pedagogy and culturally responsive teaching. You'll also have three elective options including the option to enroll in education leadership courses. All courses will be taught online and will include strategic instructor support.
Am I automatically accepted into the program at Johns Hopkins if I complete TNTP Academy or do I have to apply to get in?
No, you are not automatically accepted and yes, you have to apply to Johns Hopkins. JHU makes the final determination regarding acceptance into the program. However, the application fee will be waived.
The three main pre-requisites for acceptance are a current role teaching in a school, a minimum undergraduate or graduate GPA of 3.0, and successful completion of TNTP Academy.
Do I have to pass TNTP Academy (including ACE) in order to enroll in the Johns Hopkins program?
Yes, all graduates of TNTP Teaching Fellows Academy are eligible to enroll, including TNTP Teaching Fellows and Teach For America Corps Members.
Current TNTP Academy enrollees must pass—or be on track to pass—TNTP Academy to be eligible for the JHU program. Any current enrollees who are removed from TNTP Academy through ACE or for any other reason will also be removed from the JHU program at that time. You will forfeit any tuition paid up to that point, but you'll be allowed to keep credits earned for any classes finished as of that date. You will not be eligible to complete your MS degree through the Johns Hopkins University program.
How much will this cost in total?
Johns Hopkins tuition is required in addition to any tuition you may have paid for TNTP Academy. The 2017-2018 tutition is $20,015 total. General tuition information is posted on the JHU School of Education website.
It might be better to specifically call out that this is the 2017-18 tuition. Tuition costs are increasing, although we don’t have the final number yet. We often include a note that clearly states costs are subject to change
It is important to note that The Johns Hopkins University will freeze your tuition rate for two years at the time of enrollment. JHU will also waive registration fees, and program participants will be eligible to apply for financial aid/federally subsidized loans. If you are eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Award, those funds may also be applied to cover JHU tuition expenses.
In addition, any existing student loans can be deferred while you are enrolled in the MS program, and up to $17,000 in loans may be forgiven if you complete five years teaching STEM or special education in a high-need school in accordance with federal guidelines.