Make Your School a Safe Place to Learn with the Safe and Healthy Schools Certification Program
The Johns Hopkins Center for Safe and Healthy Schools is committed to creating healthy schools through a safe school certification program, ensuring that all students have access to safe and healthy school environments where learning can thrive.
About the program
In support of its commitment to establishing safe and healthy learning environments, the Johns Hopkins Center for Safe and Healthy Schools has launched a Safe and Healthy Schools Certification Program. The safe schools training program is intended to unite communities across the country through comprehensive, evidence-based learning that’s available to school teachers and leaders everywhere.
As a part of the center’s core focus, this program has been developed to address a definitive 21st-century issue facing education across the nation: ensuring that students experience a safe, healthy school environment.
The primary focus of the program is helping schools nationwide understand what a safe and healthy school means, how to create a healthy and safe school environment that embodies and fosters a “safe and healthy” mindset, and how to maintain this as a school and a community.
The program is powered by Klassroom, a mission-driven education company committed to connecting students with life-changing teachers, and helping those teachers live their teaching dreams, CSHS is excited to bring this program to schools across the country.
“Fear cannot be the basis for effective education policy or practice.”
Christopher C. Morphew
Dean, Johns Hopkins School of Education
|Program type||Online and self-paced|
|Courses||This program consists of 5 courses|
|Duration||10 hours for teachers / 50 hours for leaders|
|Cost||$249 for teachers / $1,245 for leaders*|
|Credit||1 CEU for teachers / 5 CEUs for leaders|
* Discounted school pricing available upon request
What to expect from the program
The Johns Hopkins Safe and Healthy Schools Certification Program consists of five engaging, comprehensive courses. The content in each course systematically reflects in-depth research and best-practice learning focused on the key topics schools are facing today. By enrolling in the Johns Hopkins Safe and Healthy Schools Certification Program, your school can expect the following:
Hands-on learning for the classroom
The courses include important guidelines and tips for teachers and administrators on how to deal with real-world situations, including how and when to involve parents and other community members in making a school safe and healthy.
Each course introduces new topics when considering what safe and healthy means in a school context. Those topics include school shootings, student and teacher mental health, adverse childhood experiences, tenets of whole child learning, SCHOOLWELL and COPEWELL models, and more.
Comprehensive, systematic lessons
Each course is broken down into lessons that contain the following:
- Academic readings including a breakdown and key takeaways
- Video content from experts in the field
- Activities to promote self-reflection
- Submitted assignments to ensure learning
To evaluate comprehension, all learners are required to complete assignments and pass tests throughout the course prior to moving onto the next portion of the program.
At the program’s conclusion, your schools’ education professionals will be equipped with fundamental crisis approaches, guidelines, and tools for creating safer, healthier learning environments.
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How to get your school certified
Becoming a certified school requires 70 percent of your teaching staff, plus one leader to complete the training.
Achieving Johns Hopkins Safe and Healthy Schools Certification badge can be done in three simple steps.
Enroll your school in the Johns Hopkins Safe and Healthy Schools Certification Program.Get Started Now
Log into a secure, online web portal and allow your staff to train in a self-paced learning environment.
Complete the training requirements outlined for your school size. For teachers, course completion takes about 10 hours of coursework that can be completed anytime and anywhere. For leaders, certification takes approximately 50 hours.
All individuals will receive digital credentials that are valid for three years after completing training. For schools to maintain certification over time, a refresher course is required for renewal to ensure adherence to best practice.
Take the first step to get certified today.