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.

Program Core (21 credits)
ED 602 Learner-Centered Education
ED 608 Creative, Thinking, Collaboration, & Educational Change
ED 612 Philosophy, History of Education & Curriculum Theories
ED 659 Race, Class & Gender in Education
ET 690 Seminar in Educational Technologies
AD 776 Theory & Research on Teaching & Educational Leadership
ED 805 Capstone Seminar

Leadership (21 credits)
AD 683 Leadership Theories and Practices in Education
AD 668 Law, Courts, and Schools
AD 674 Human Relations in School Management
AD 662 Leadership, Supervision, and Professional Development
AD 688 Internship in Educational Leadership I
AD 689 Internship in Educational Leadership II

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.