Academic Program Proposal

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Johns Hopkins University
Proposal
Master of Science (M.S.)Education Policy8/22/2020Recommended10/7/2020
Education Policy Program Description
The Johns Hopkins School of Education (SOE) proposes to establish a new Master of Science (MS) in Education Policy program, which will be delivered in a distance education format. The proposed master’s degree program will comprise 11-12 courses (three credits each), all of which will be delivered in a fully online format with the exception of the Introduction to Education Policy course. This foundational course, which will be delivered in the program’s first semester, will be delivered in a hybrid (online and in-person) format, and will serve in part as an orientation to the program. The in-person component of the Introduction to Education Policy course will encompass a five-day residency in Washington, D.C. All students will complete a minimum of 33 credits to earn the master’s <br>degree, though students will also be given the option of taking an additional three-credit in-person and online internship if they wish to participate in a placement that provides an experiential learning opportunity related to education policy. <br> <br>The program will be delivered following a cohort model. It is anticipated that students will complete the degree in four semesters (starting in the summer semester and finishing the following summer semester). The program is primarily targeted at those who currently work in education policy-related positions who are seeking a more advanced degree and/or learning in order to advance in their careers, as well as those who have decided to explore a new career in education policy. The target audience includes both current practitioners in the field of education (for example, teachers, principals, and other school administrators) as well as practitioners from other fields with experience in the non-profit or for-profit sector, government agencies (at any level), think tanks, or membership organizations.