Undergraduate Programs

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Loyola University Maryland's undergraduate programs in education prepares you with the knowledge, skills, and tools you need to be an effective educator in any classroom. Our program offers a strong liberal arts foundation combined with intense knowledge development and field-based experiences. Teacher candidates are prepared for teaching through a program which blends theory with practice. Through field experiences and service learning courses, education majors (and minors) obtain experience working with diverse children in urban and suburban school settings. 


Pathways by Subject Area


Elementary Education Major

The elementary education program provides a comprehensive understanding of the general field of education and a cross-section of courses in English, social studies, science, and math. The program emphasizes field experience and service learning in various subject areas.

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B.A./B.S. Master of Arts in Teaching Program

Undergraduate students from other disciplines who wish to be certified at the middle or high school level (grades 7-12) may participate in a five-year program resulting in a bachelor's degree within their area of major and a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree.

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Minor in Secondary Education

Students interested in teaching at the secondary level must minor in secondary education and major in another discipline. Students may be certified to teach the following subjects at the secondary level: English, math, foreign languages, biology, chemistry, physics, social studies, business, art, and music.

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Minor in Urban Education

The Minor in Urban Education is designed to give students an overview of the complexities of urban education, historically, socially, politically, economically, and culturally, in the United States. Students will be required to take at least three of the five courses in the School of Education. This program of study allows students to begin considering the unique challenges faced by students and educators in, and the communities surrounding, urban schools.

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Minor in Special Education

Elementary Education majors may complete a minor in special education. In addition to satisfying major requirements in elementary education, special education minors must complete three additional courses. Students who do not major in Elementary Education may complete the minor by enrolling in five special education courses and a one-credit service learning experience.

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Teach. Transform. Inspire

The field experience is designed for teacher candidates to become acquainted with schools and connect course theory to class practices they observe. Candidates are encouraged to work with individuals and small groups as appropriate. Education majors are often placed in a school setting every semester throughout the program of study.Internships are supervised with local schools with the School of Education Professional Development Schools

Admission Requirements

Please review the undergraduate admission website for more information


Loyola's programs in elementary and secondary education are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and approved by the Maryland State Department of Education. Graduates automatically meet academic requirements for certification in Maryland and in other states with reciprocity agreements.


Please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at admission@loyola.edu or 410-617-5012. Please feel free to contact the admission counselor in your region with any questions, you can can find admission counselor information on their website.