Educational Leadership

Loyola's graduate program in educational leadership is a unique blend of theory and practical application geared toward individuals with a passion for leading and facilitating improvements in student achievement and teacher performance. Loyola's program is ideal for experienced and successful teachers who want to make a difference on a larger scale and serve the mission of improving the education of all students, including those who have been traditionally underserved. With small class sizes, a dynamic instructional staff, and a curriculum that is comprehensive and innovative, the program successfully fuses theoretical principles with a pragmatic, real-world understanding of the contemporary educational context.

Scholarship Opportunities for Applicants

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Upcoming Virtual Events

Join Loyola's School of Education this fall as we host a series of live and informational virtual events. You'll have a chance to learn more about the School of Education and our program offerings, meet our recruitment team and award winning faculty, or gain insightful resources and strategies on trending topics in education.

Register for an Event Today:

Virtual Live Panel: Educator Perspectives: Teaching During a Pandemic - Tuesday, Oct. 26 at 5:30 p.m. EST.

Virtual Information SessionWednesday, November 17 at 5 p.m. EST. 

Program Offerings

M.Ed. in Educational Leadership (Admin I)

This program is for educators who wish to become leaders at the school and/or district level.

Learn more about the M.Ed. in Educational Leadership program.

Post-Master's Certificate in Administration and Supervision (Admin I) 

This certificate program is for individuals who have obtained a master's degree from an accredited institution and have 27 months of satisfactory teaching performance or satisfactory performance as a specialist.

Learn more about the Post-Master's Certificate in Administrative and Supervision.

Participation in either track provides eligibility 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.  Our programs are state approved and nationally accredited. 

Loyola University Maryland's program is aligned to the code of regulations as identified by the Maryland State Department of Education. Participants must have 27 months of satisfactory teaching performance on a professional certificate or satisfactory performance as a certified specialist as defined in the COMAR regulations to receive the approved Administrator I program stamp.

Program Advantages

  • Program focuses on the head (knowledge), the hand (practices), and the heart (passion) of  Educational Leadership.
  • Rigorous, challenging, and relevant coursework to broaden and deepen one's expertise
  • Instructors in the program are all current or former school principals, associate superintendents, and superintendents, who offer a balance of theory and practice
  • Our program offers evening, weekend, and hybrid course offerings
  • Internships completed in your current school setting
  • Small class sizes, usually between 18 and 20 students. 

Site-Based Cohorts

This program is also offered through the site-based cohorts to employees of local school systems at various off-campus locations. Visit our cohort website to get information about our cohort graduate programs and how to apply.