Certificate On Campus

Educational Leadership for Independent Schools

Johns Hopkins University

36 months
875 USD/credit 4375 USD/year
875 USD/credit 4375 USD/year
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This Educational Leadership for Independent Schools program offered at Johns Hopkins University serves the needs of directors, heads of schools, principals, and other professionals responsible for the management of independent schools. 


The certificate program comprises 15 graduate credits with the option of applying them to the 33-39 credit Master of Science in Education degree with a concentration in Educational Studies.

Graduates of the Educational Leadership for Independent Schools program offered at Johns Hopkins University will be able to:

  • Gain a deep understanding of school budgets, general principles of budget development, and strategies for communicating budgetary issues to their constituencies.
  • Develop budgets for their schools that support faculty and staff in meeting their instructional goals.
  • Communicate effectively to various stakeholders including boards of directors, families and staff.
  • Become more proficient supervisors and professional developers with teachers and staff.
  • Become more competent consumers and producers of research that is relevant to their jobs.
  • Function more effectively and sensitively with faculty, students, staff, parents, and communities of diverse cultures and socioeconomic status.
  • Enhance and refine their management skills, including supervision of personnel, strategic planning, conflict management, and fund raising.
  • Improve their application of policy and laws to problems or issues that emerge.
  • Become competent instructional leaders through the analysis and use of data about their schools and their communities.
  • Build proficiency in the use of technology for instruction and administration.
  • Become effective mentors and supervisors for their faculty and staff.
  • Work effectively as part of a team and develop teams of teachers who provide participatory and democratic leadership to the school.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Leadership in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment for Independent Schools
  • Supervision and Professional Development for Personnel in Independent Schools
  • Public Relations, Marketing, and Fund Raising for Independent Schools
  • Governance of Independent Schools
  • Business Management and Finance for Independent Schools

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 36 months

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Fall, Spring, Summer-rolling admissions


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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online application form
  • $80.00 application fee
  • Resume/CV
  • A 500-word essay discussing the reasons you wish to pursue a degree at Johns Hopkins University, focusing on your long-term goals and how your academic program will complement those goals. Discuss the strengths and weaknesses in your academic background, as well as any additional comments that will assist in evaluating your application materials. Essays should be submitted in a typed format on a separate sheet of paper.
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    4375 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 875 USD per credit during 36 months.
  • National

    4375 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 875 USD per credit during 36 months.

Living costs for Baltimore

1240 - 2100 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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