School administrators across the country will be able
to enroll this winter in an 18-credit online graduate
certificate program in school administration and
supervision through Johns Hopkins, in collaboration with
the International Society for Technology in Education.
The yearlong certificate program offered by the
School of Professional
Studies in Business and Education will emphasize and
use instructional technology in preparing administrators
and supervisors in school, district or state positions with
effective strategies to improve student achievement.
"This innovative partnership between Johns Hopkins
University and ISTE promises to break new ground in the
preparation of school leaders," said Edward Pajak, chair of
the Department of Teacher Development and Leadership in
Division of Education. "The online program promises to
maintain the high standards of quality inherent in the
Johns Hopkins program while meeting the specialized needs
of educators, who have a strong interest in applying
technology to school leadership."
The program will be offered online in a format
developed by the Center for Technology in Education at
Johns Hopkins. It combines five eight-week courses, a
customized internship and two meetings during the summer at
the annual National Educational Computing Conference. Upon
completion of the program, participants earn the 18-credit
certificate and are prepared to meet the standards of the
Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium. In
Maryland, graduates qualify for certification as a school
administrator; Maryland's certification office has
reciprocity with 28 other states.
The national cohorts in this program will experience
opportunities and recognition as emerging leaders in the
ISTE organization at NECC and as members of an
international network of leaders participating in this
Don Knezek, CEO of ISTE, said, "ISTE is very excited
about this partnership. It's a wonderful opportunity to
produce a cadre of skilled educators to meet 21st-century
challenges. This new program is also an important
collaborative model between a world-class university with
highly regarded programs and a respected nonprofit
professional association with special expertise and strong
connections to forward-thinking education leaders."
Johns Hopkins is now seeking applicants for the next
cohort, which begins in June. Participants must have three
years' teaching experience and a master's degree.
For more information, contact Linda Carling or
Francesca Carpenter at 410-312-3800 or go to
education.jhu.edu/iste-admin. ISTE's Web site is