Safeguard your school with a holistic approach to school safety.
Your students deserve a safe learning environment. Whether you’re a K–12 educator, support staff, leader, school, or district, this program can help you shape a healthy and safe school in support of building a brighter tomorrow.
You’ll complete a comprehensive and evidence-based course curriculum focused on key topics schools are facing today and explore ways to safeguard your school and community at all levels.
Did you know?
Everyone at school plays a role in health and safety. Certifying your school is the first step towards building a safe and sound school. You’ll achieve the Johns Hopkins Safe and Healthy Schools Certification badge when at least 70% of teachers and one leader completes this program. All individual learners will also receive digital credentials.
Make your school a safe place to learn.
Keep your school safe.
When students feel unsafe, they struggle to thrive at school. Ensure everyone in your school feels safe and secure. Effectively address mental health challenges, violence, and bullying at school using evidence-based best practices.
Get training for you and your school.
Foster safer, healthier learning environments with fundamental crisis approaches, guidelines and tools. This program provides education professionals at all levels with specific learning paths tailored for both teachers and school leadership.
Make sound, effective decisions.
Empower everyone to make the right decisions. Learn from flexible online courses designed by interdisciplinary experts from the Johns Hopkins University academic community. Get the knowledge, resources, tools, and support you need to make sound, effective decisions.
Access the best training online.
Start the program anytime. Complete 10-50 hours of online asynchronous learning at your own pace and anywhere with WiFi.
About the program
Three levels of certification
Who is this course for?
Soon-to-be or recent graduates looking for additional teacher training that may not be included in traditional teacher training pedagogy.
Educators seeking additional training to enhance student health, safety, and learning outcomes for ESL, K-12, or higher education and post-secondary students.
Leaders in the school community that are taking steps to safeguard their school and address common issues such as mental health, violence, and bullying.
Meet your Course Creators
Johns Hopkins University Center for Safe and Healthy Schools
At its core, Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Safe and Healthy Schools is driven by the belief that all students deserve to go to school in safe and healthy environments where they can learn and thrive.
The center is focused on taking on the complex, urgent issue of school safety with comprehensive, evidence-based solutions focused on student well-being, safety and learning success.
Founded and led by the university’s School of Education, the Center for Safe and Healthy Schools has brought together top faculty from across the university. From education, public health, engineering, arts and sciences, nursing and medicine, experts were selected to apply expertise around evidence-based practices, programs, tools and policies integral to safe and healthy school environments.
Often pressing issues such as suicide, trauma, depression, bullying, and gun violence are approached as separate issues. CSHS aims at moving towards a more holistic consideration of how we, as a nation, can make schools safer.