Educational Leadership

Frequently Asked Questions

Admissions (all)

What is the average GPA of applicants?

At Loyola, we look at an applicant’s whole admission application and GPA is only one factor. We require an undergraduate GPA of at least a 3.0 for unconditional admission to our program. Applicants under the 3.0 threshold may be considered for probational admission.

The Program (all)

Can I work while I am a candidate in the program?

Yes, this program is designed to accommodate teachers. We currently offer evenings, weekends, and hybrid (online/in person) class formats.

When are classes offered?

The majority of our class offerings are 8-week sessions that meet one night per week from 4:45pm-8:45pm or 5:00pm-8:45pm. We are a limited number of traditional 15-week classes that meet one night per week 4:30-7:00 p.m. (or two nights per week in the summer) or 7:05-9:35 p.m. We offer weekend classes that meet over three weekends on Fridays from 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Do you offer any classes fully online?

The majority of our classes are hybrid (meetings both in person and online). We currently only offer 1 fully online course- AD682 Technology for School Leaders

Where are the classes offered?

The majority of our classes are offered at the Loyola Timonium Graduate Center. We also offer a small set of classes at the Loyola Columbia Graduate Center, Loyola Baltimore Campus, and Bishop McNamara High School (in Prince George’s County). 

The Program (Master's program)

How many credits will I need to complete in the program?

The Master’s program is 39 credits; this includes 6 credits of internship. Please find a full listing of the required coursework, course descriptions, and program description in our online academic catalogue.

How long is the program?

Full time candidates can complete the program in 2 years; taking 9 credits per semester in the first year of the program (fall, spring, and summer). Part time candidates can complete the program within 3-5 years. 

Can this program be taken part-time?

Yes, candidates can take this program half –time. To be eligible for federal financial aid, you must take a minimum of 2 classes (6 credits) in the fall and spring and 1 class (3 credits) in the summer. University policy states candidates must complete the program within 5 years of enrollment date.

The Program (Certificate of Advance Study in Education)

How many credits will I need to complete in the program?

The Certificate of Advance Study in Educational Leadership is 30 credits. This program requires 18 credits in educational leadership and 12 hours in coursework in other areas. 

The Program (Certification in Administration and Supervision )

How many credits will I need to complete in the program?

The Certification in Administration and Supervision program (principal certification program) is 21 credits; which includes 6 credits of internship. Please find a full listing of the required coursework, course descriptions, and program descriptions in our online academic catalogue. 

How long is the program?

Full time candidates can complete the program in 1 year and half. 

Internship

Can I work during the internship?

Yes, the internship is the capstone experience for our students. The internship is completed in your own school setting. The internship seminar classes typically meet on three Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 

Certification 

How do I obtain certification?

All of the programs in Educational Leadership lead to Administration I certification. Once you complete either the Master of Education in Educational Leadership, Certification in Administration and Supervision, or Certification in Advance study (including the 6-credits of internship at Loyola University Maryland, you will receive a stamp on your transcript indicating you are eligible for certification. You will need to apply for certification with MSDE and provide your stamped transcript.