Johns Hopkins University Secondary Support Initiative (JHUSSI)  

Welcome to the JHUSSI Website

Welcome to The Johns Hopkins University Secondary Support Initiative (JHUSSI) website. JHUSSI is a collaborative special/general education preservice improvement project that seeks to expand and enhance the university’s existing graduate level initial certification programs at the secondary level. The overarching goal of this multi-faceted project is to improve offerings that recruit, prepare, and support highly qualified teachers (HQT) of middle and secondary students with high incidence disabilities. While we anticipate that all of our teacher preparation programs will be enhanced by this project’s activities, our specific targets for expansion, enhancement, and coordination are secondary subject content areas (e.g., math, science, English, and history/social studies).  We are also focusing on providing resources for Classroom Management and the IEP process.

On this website, you can access lesson plans for the Master of Science in Special Education with a concentration in mild to moderate disabilities offered through  Special Education within the School of Education at Johns Hopkins University. These lesson plans are linked to exemplars of how to implement evidence-based strategies and approaches to improve middle and secondary student performance in the content areas of math, science, English, and history/social studies. Each exemplar will indicate the content area it addresses, the topic of the lesson, the type of strategy utilized, the purpose of using the strategy, step-by-step instructions on how to implement the strategy, and references and websites about the strategy and or approach. The exemplars, along with support materials, are provided to illustrate how to implement evidence-based practices in inclusive classrooms working in groups and individually with students having difficulties accessing curriculum. Similarly, exemplars are provided for implementing evidence-based practices for classroom management and critical components of the IEP and IEP process.

In addition to providing these instructional and classroom managment exemplars, we provide students with additional resources including information about APA Style, School of Education Resources, and web resources. The web resources are links to different websites that provide information about evidence-based practices.

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The contents of this website were developed under a grant from the US Department of Education, Cooperative Agreement #H325T090027. However, those contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the US Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government. Project Officer, Corinne Weidenthal.