Professional Development

professional.developmentJHU Offers Tuition Free Educational Opportunities for Maryland STEM Teachers

To help Maryland become a leader in STEM education, JHU Whiting School of Engineering, Engineering for Professionals (EP) offers Maryland high school STEM teachers that qualify for admissions the opportunity to enroll in one course per semester—with a tuition waiver—in any of EP’s 18 graduate programs.

JHU School of Education Offers K-8  STEM Certificates for In-Service Teachers

The 15-credit Graduate Certificate program for K-8 Lead Teachers at JHU offers a unique opportunity for teachers to deepen their understanding of STEM content knowledge, pedagogical content knowledge, and to experience leadership opportunities through engaging in the professional development of their peers.

Through course activities in small interactive groups, whole class participation, and individual preparation, participants will demonstrate an understanding of and competencies in:

  • Engaging K-8 students in high quality learning activities that help them to develop strong STEM skills and conceptual understanding.
  • Demonstrating high quality standards-based teaching practices.
  • Providing K-8 professional development in STEM education that helps other teachers better understand the content.
  • Communicating effectively within the school community the view that STEM education is more than rote sets of rules and procedures.
  • Providing engaging explorations using appropriate technology.
  • Connecting research in STEM education to educational practice.



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