Undergraduate Programs

The School of Education at Loyola University Maryland prepares you with the knowledge, skills, and tools you need to be an effective educator in any classroom. Supervised internships with local schools help you put theory into practice.

The School of Education offers the following programs:

Major in Elementary Education

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.

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 five courses in the School of Education. The program of study allows students to begin considering the unique challenges faced by students and educators in, and the communities surrounding, urban schools. The minor consist of five courses, one required and four electives from a variety of departments across campus. Visit our Minor in Urban Education website for more information. 

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.

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.

Combined B.A./B.S. - MAT 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. Applicants to the program must have a major or significant coursework in one of the following certification areas: biology, chemistry, earth/space science, English, mathematics, physics, or social studies. In addition, students may become certified in grades PreK-12 in art, French, music vocal/instrumental, or Spanish. Students take three graduate-level courses in their senior year which count toward both the bachelor's and master's degrees. Graduate courses taken during the senior year are included in the undergraduate tuition and take the place of undergraduate electives.


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.

Course Catalogue

Learn more about the program requirements by visiting the course catalogue.