Educational Leadership

Certificate in Administration and Supervision

Loyola University Maryland’s Certificate in Administration and Supervision program offers courses 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 that satisfy the requirement for an advanced certification for eligible Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) certificate endorsement in the areas of supervisor and principal. 

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The program's four primary strands include the development and understanding of leadership styles; a comprehensive look at organizational development, school culture, and perceptions of power; the blending of theory and practice; and an assessment of curriculum development and how people learn. Program candidate may complete the state certification requirements by earning 21 semester hours of graduate coursework from the following six areas: School Administration/ Clinical and/or Instructional Supervision, Curriculum Design, Group Dynamics, School Law, and Practicum/Internship.

The program requirements and course descriptions can be found in the Loyola University Maryland Academic Catalogue.


The internship is the capstone experience for students in either the M.Ed. or the certificate program in Educational Leadership. The purpose of the internship is twofold: to provide an opportunity for students to apply and develop their conceptual knowledge and understanding of educational leaderships under the guidance of an experienced school leader; and to provide an opportunity to assess and evaluate the performance of the intern in a real administrative and leadership context. M.Ed. students must have 30 credits completed before being able to take the internship, while certificate students need to have completed 15 credits prior to the internship.

Completion Time

This program is designed to be completed in 2 years.

This program will cost $13,195 if completed within normal time. There may be additional costs for living expenses. *Note: Costs for the program are estimated based on academic year 2019-20 rates. Rates are subject to change.

Program Outcomes

Loyola University Maryland's program is aligned to the code of regulations as identified by the 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.

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Receive an administration I endorsement.
  2. Be prepared for the School Leaders Licensure Assessment (SLLA).
  3. Qualify to sit for licensure exam in Maryland.
  4. Be eligible for certification as as 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.

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