Curriculum and Instruction

M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction - Leadership

Candidates who choose the Leadership Concentration will experience a unique blend of theory and practical application geared toward individuals with a passion for leading and facilitating student achievement and teacher performance. Focused on the National Standards for Educational Leadership and the Maryland Instructional Leadership Framework, Loyola's leadership concentration is ideal for aspiring educational leaders who want to make a difference on a large scale and serve the mission of improving the education of all students, including those who have been traditionally underserved. Successful candidates are eligible for MSDE Administration I Certification.

Program of Study

The M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Leadership is a 42 credit program.


The program requirements and course descriptions can be found in the Loyola University Maryland Academic Catalogue.

Completion Time

This program may be taken part-time (to be completed in 2-5 years). Part-time offers a self-paced opportunity to complete requirements over a longer period of time with courses delivered at times of the day that are convenient to full-time work schedules.

Program Outcomes

Successful candidates will receive the Master of Art in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Leadership. Participants are eligible for certification as an Administrator I (Assistant in Administration, Supervisor in Instruction, or Supervisor in Central Administration). Students seeking Administrator II (Principal) certification are required to successfully complete the School Leaders Licensure Assessment exam.