Master of Science in Education - International Teaching and Global Learning (ITGL) Cohort
This intensive master’s degree program prepares international educators to become innovative education leaders, with the knowledge and skills to transform schools, systems, and other fast-changing learning environments around the world. Candidates choose one of three areas of high-demand focus.
The International Teaching and Global Learning (ITGL) cohort is an innovative, holistic approach to preparing educators from around the world. While all international Johns Hopkins students can take advantage of the university’s Office of International Students for basic support services, the ITGL cohort has been especially designed to meet the unique academic, social, living, and career needs of international students seeking to earn the MS in Education from the Johns Hopkins School of Education.
- Accelerated, intensive, one-year master’s program that incorporates a blend of formal and informal learning opportunities across traditional class time, extended learning in the community, and social and cultural exchanges.
- Choice of three tracks of focus—Early Childhood, Digital Age Teaching and Learning Technology, and Creative and Innovative Education—that instill candidates with the skills and perspectives they need to solve global education challenges through understanding trends and issues influencing education in diverse parts of the world.
- Students document their classroom and co-curricular opportunities as part of a digital portfolio that may be used to capture their learning experiences, to collaborate with other education professionals around the world, and to demonstrate their skills and expertise to employers.
- A residential, living-learning cohort of scholars and practitioners, allowing candidates to share information with peers from other countries while forming networks of compatriots to enact the program’s transformative educational practices within their home country’s educational system.
- Wide-ranging services—including furnished housing, transportation, and 24-hour-a-day concierge service—address everything from safety and security to helping students navigate between practicum sites. Students can focus on what matters most: learning and applying new skills within their own teaching careers.
- Access to after-hours speakers and experts representing the best and innovative in educational practice, including top employers from educational industries in students’ home countries.
- Facilitated social experiences, from meals to trips and other fun outings, including “extended learning” opportunities that demonstrate how candidates can use informal and community-based learning within their home country’s educational system.
Option for international students to extend their study to include an Optional Practical Training (OPT) experience. Requires successful completion of the master’s degree program to apply.
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