Educational Leadership Certificate Curriculum
Loyola’s Educational Leadership program offers rigorous, challenging, and relevant coursework to broaden and deepen one’s expertise. 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.
|Sample Program of Study
||AD683 Leadership, Theories, Practices in Education (3cr.)
||AD650 Curriculum, Assessment, and Instructional Leadership (3cr.)
||AD674 Human Relations and the Culturally Proficient School Leader (3cr.)
||AD662 Leadership, Supervision, and Professional Development (3cr.)
||AD668 School Law or AD932 Special Education Law and Compliance for School Leaders (3cr.)
||AD688 Internship in Educational Leadership I (3cr.)
||AD689 Internship in Educational Leadership II (3cr.)
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.
This program is designed to be completed in 2 years.
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:
- Receive an administration I endorsement.
- Be prepared for the School Leaders Licensure Assessment (SLLA).
- Qualify to sit for licensure exam in Maryland.
- 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.
For more information about graduation rates, loan repayment rates, and post-enrollment earnings about this institution and other postsecondary institutions please visit https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/.