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Teacher Preparation Program (Clinical Experience)

Intern helping student on laptopThe teacher education department of Loyola University Maryland envisions an extensive learning community grounded in the values of our Jesuit mission, informed by a learner-centered model of instruction, and seeking to cultivate educational leaders with high levels of competence, a social justice informed conscience, and compassion for diverse learners. 

Loyola provides a high-quality teacher preparation program grounded in content knowledge, focused on pedagogy, and centered on clinical practice for all students in our elementary education and secondary education programs. Loyola strongly believes that reflective practice is essential to candidates’ growth and development.

We offer a rich integration of coursework, clinical experience, and individualized attention.

The Teacher Preparation Program Includes:

  • Intern and teacher at front of class teachingTeaching in one of our Baltimore-area P-12 partner schools
  • Applying theory to practice
  • Observing teachers and students in a variety of placements
  • Planning instruction for academically diverse learners
  • Co-teaching, microteaching, and lead teaching
  • Demonstrating effective strategies for working with culturally and linguistically diverse learners
  • Reflecting on teaching and learning
  • Remaining connected to Loyola through a variety of induction programs and events

An internship at one of Loyola's professional development schools is part of the student's clinical experience. Interns are able to receive hands-on experience as a teacher in a Baltimore-area school.

Practical, Real-World Application

Students complete clinical experiences in Professional Development and partnership schools in the greater Baltimore area. Students who are already teaching in their licensure area may have the option to complete their field experiences and/or internship in their schools.


Loyola’s MAT program was exactly what I was looking for— a great hands on experience with supportive and encouraging mentors. The internship experience has been amazing and I have learned so much from all of my professors and my mentor teachers, so I feel that Loyola has prepared me to be the kind of educator that I strive to be.
The MAT program's clinical and academic experiences prepared me to be a teacher who models compassion, competence, creativity, preparation, reflection, and responsiveness to diverse learners. In just one year, I have grown tremendously and am proud to be a part of this community of highly qualified teachers.
As an educator, the MAT program gave me the necessary tools to promote and cultivate, diversity, equity, and inclusion in my classroom. Invaluable internship experiences alongside relevant curriculum ensured that my transition from scholar to educator be a seamless and successful one.
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