Educational Leadership

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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.

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.

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. 

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 applying to the program.

  • Anne Arundel County Public Schools
  • Baltimore County Public Schools
  • Baltimore City Public Schools
  • Howard County Public Schools
  • Montgomery County Public Schools
  • Prince Georges County Public Schools