Undergraduate Programs

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Loyola University Maryland's undergraduate programs in education prepare 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 for Teacher Certification 

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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Secondary Education Minor

A major in a specific content area with a minor in secondary education provides a path to certification for those wishing to teach biology, chemistry, English, mathematics, physics, or social studies in a secondary setting (grades 7-12) or visual arts, music, and world languages (French, German, or Spanish) in grades PK-12. 

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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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Fast-Track MAT Admission Option for Loyola Seniors

Loyola seniors interested in the One-Year MAT program also have the option for a quicker, streamlined admission. Visit our Fast-Track MAT Admission for Loyola Seniors page for more information about this process.  

Minors (Available to all majors) 

Urban Education Minor 

The Minor in Urban Education is designed to give students an overview of the historical, social, political, economic, and cultural complexities of urban education in the United States. Students are required to take at least three of the five courses in the School of Education. 

Special Education Minor 

The minor in special education is designed to provide students with the skills needed for working with children with exceptionalities. The minor consists of a series of five courses and one field experience. Two of the five courses satisfy major requirements for Elementary Education. 

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 is 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, or contact the admission counselor in your region with any questions.