Graduate Information Sessions

At Loyola, we offer general information sessions that discuss our graduate education programs in the School of Education, as well as special interest information sessions for those specifically interested in our Kodály, Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Montessori, and School Counseling programs.

Once you sign up for an information session, visit out our directions and parking information page.

General Information Sessions

Join us for an information session designed to introduce prospective applicants to Loyola's graduate programs in education, including Educational Leadership, Educational Technology, Literacy, Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), School Counseling, and Special Education. Whether you are a professional switching careers into teaching, an educator who is seeking teacher certification, or an educator seeking to advance your career, Loyola has a graduate program in education just right for your busy schedule. State-approved and nationally-accredited, Loyola's education programs offer you an outstanding level of professional instruction. A Loyola degree will equip you with the theory and knowledge in your field and prepare you for the day-to-day challenges that today's educators face.

*Note: General information sessions do not cover information about Montessori or Kodály Music Education. Scroll further down the page to learn more about information sessions specific to those programs.

Please use the registration links below, or call the office of graduate admission at 410-617-5020 for more information.

Our information sessions will provide you an opportunity to meet our faculty and staff. During our information session, you'll discover graduate programs to assist you with career opportunities, learn about financial assistance, and also meet other prospective students who are the same place in their lives—and considering taking the next step toward meeting their professional goals.

Accelerated Special Education Information Session

Join us to learn more about our accelerated Special Education program.  This program is ideal for individuals who have completed or are currently taking an education program. 

In approximately 14 months students of the program earn their Master's in Special Education. On April 14th, Cathy Rosensteel, the special education program director, will present the program requirements, prerequisites courses, and the certification process. Session registrants have the option of attending the session in-person at Loyola's Timonium Graduate Center, or online. Those choosing to participate online will have the Adobe Connect session link emailed to them in a reminder email the day of the session. 

Some prerequisite courses are required for the accelerated program. Please complete the Elementary-Middle Prerequisite form or the Secondary Prerequisite form. These prerequisite forms can be submitted either at the information session or sent as an attachment to Liz Trimmer, director of program operations for teacher education programs, at

Program-Specific Information Sessions: Kodály, MAT, Montessori, and School Counseling

In addition to the general information sessions, Loyola's School of Education sponsors these program-specific sessions:

Kodály Music Education

Experience first hand the engaging, exciting world of Kodály Music Education by joining American Kodály Institute faculty members and world class guest presenters for a free day of music making, food, networking, and fabulous teaching ideas. In addition to participating in workshop sessions, our guests will have the opportunity to learn more about Loyola's innovative, flexible summer master's degree program in Kodály Music Education, and will go home with a wealth of kid-tested songs and teaching materials to use in their classrooms. Each Saturday Kodály workshop is unique, and music educators are invited to attend one workshop or many.

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

Are you interested in teacher education? Attend our information session and learn more about career options in education! Join us for a unique, personalized opportunity to learn more about our Master of Arts in Teaching Program. Whether you are a recent college graduate, a professional interested in changing careers, a non-certified teacher, or current undergraduate student, Loyola has a program for you. All sessions will cover information on admission strategies and tips on financing your graduate education.

MAT specific sessions are offered in addition to the general information sessions. Both types of sessions (general and program-specific) cover the same information. 

Washington Montessori Institute (WMI)

Immerse yourself in the world of Montessori Education by spending time with us at the Washington Montessori Institute, the oldest AMI training Center in North America. Graduates of this program earn the internationally recognized AMI diploma and Master of Education (M.Ed.) in approximately 14 months. This session will include an informal presentation on information pertaining to the history of Montessori Education, overview of the primary and elementary programs, program requirements, education core courses, and admission requirements. At the conclusion of the program, applicants are invited to tour our practice environments and meet AMI directors and students.    

To listen to a recorded virtual chat please click the link below

November 11 recording 

Montessori Education/Partner AMI Institutes

Loyola University Maryland has a unique program that allows qualified students to combine AMI Montessori teacher training with a Master’s degree in Education. Learn more about Loyola's partnership with 10 Montessori training centers across the United States.  

School Counseling Class Visit and Information Sessions

Experience the classroom and discussion first hand during a School Counseling class visitation. Join the faculty and staff from Loyola's School Counseling program for an informative presentation and opportunity to sit in on part of a class. The courses that open to visitors are listed in the event links below. Space available at these class visitation events is limited and registration is first come, first served.

 Financial Aid Virtual Information Sessions

Join representatives from the Office of Financial Aid and Office of Graduate Admission for an informative presentation about the financial aid process for graduate school. At the end of the presentation, the chat will open up to a Q & A about investing in your future through loans and other financial aid programs. These sessions are open to prospective students and applicants of all Loyola graduate programs. 

  • Additional financial aid info sessions will be scheduled for the 2015-2016 academic year soon.