Howard County Cohorts
Loyola University Maryland's School of Education has a partnership with Howard County to offer its teachers hybrid and fully online master's degree and certificate cohort options. Students in Howard County are eligible for direct billing.
Loyola's Columbia Graduate Center
8890 McGaw Rd.
Columbia, MD 21045
Upcoming Information Sessions
All Counties (Anne Arundel, Baltimore Co./City, PG, Howard, and Moco)
M.Ed. in Educational Leadership
This program is for educators who wish to become leaders at the school (principal/assistant principal) and/or district level (supervisor, director, assistant superintendent, and superintendent). This 39-credit program will focus on both the theory and practice of contemporary school leadership. The program includes a six-credit internship, through which students have the opportunity to apply experience and further develop their leadership abilities in a real-life education setting.
M.Ed. in Educational Technology
This program is for teachers who wish to expand their use of technology in their own classroom, as well as those wishing to become technology leaders on the school, district, and national levels. This 36-credit program requires an 18-credit technology core, a 3-credit research core, a 12-credit leadership core, and a 3-credit culminating internship.
M.Ed. in Literacy-Reading Specialist
This 30-credit program is designed for the certified teacher who wishes to be certified by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) as a Reading Specialist based on and aligned to the standards outlined by the International Literacy Association. In this program, you will be prepared to not only meet the needs of struggling literacy learners, but also to assume leadership positions within your school.
M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction for Social Justice
This 33-credit program is designed to help students understand the broader field of education, critically analyze it, and consider it as an instrument of positive change by studying social, cultural, philosophical, and historical issues in and about education within a rapidly changing global society.
Certificate in Teaching English Language Learners (TELL)
This 15-credit fully online certificate is for anyone working with English language learning clients or students. You will develop practical skills and theoretical knowledge necessary for effective expertise in bilingual teaching, learning, and assessment.
Certificate in Administration and Supervision (Post-Master's certification)
This program is for an individual that has obtained a master's degree from an accredited institution and 27 months of satisfactory teaching performance or satisfactory performance as a specialist. This program provides eligibility for certification as an administrator I (assistant in administration, supervisor in instruction, or supervisor in central administration).
How to Apply
Spring 2021 Scholarship Deadline: Dec. 1
1. Submit the online application for cohort programs.
2. You will receive an email with your login information to complete next steps.
3. Log in and upload supplemental materials, which include submitting your essay and any optional documents (résumé, letter of recommendation).
4. Send official* transcripts or e-scripts of colleges/universities attended to:
Office of Graduate Admission
Timonium Graduate Center
2034 Greenspring Drive
Timonium, MD 21093
*We are now accepting unofficial transcripts until further notice. Send your unofficial transcript to the physical address listed above or e-scripts to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please ensure that your unofficial transcript contains your name, institution name, GPA, degree conferred, and conferral date.
For more information or questions regarding Howard County cohorts, please contact Jerusha Dunning or Jade Margerum at email@example.com or 410-617-2990.
*Cohort locations subject to availability