Online Cohort Graduate Programs

Woman student working at laptopLoyola University Maryland's School of Education offers educators fully online master's degree and certificate cohort programs.

Upcoming Virtual Information Sessions

Learn more about the benefits and admission process of our cohort graduate programs. Register today! Attendees will have the opportunity to speak with recruiters, complete an application and have the $60 application fee waived!

Scholarship Opportunities

Loyola is proud to offer applicants of qualifying cohort graduate programs scholarship opportunities. For more information and to apply, visit our Scholarship Website.

Cohort Offerings

M.Ed. in Educational Technology

This program is for teachers who wish to expand their use of technology in their own classroom, as well as those wishing to become technology leaders on the school, district, and national levels. This 36-credit program requires an 18-credit technology core, a 3-credit research core, a 12-credit leadership core, and a 3-credit culminating internship. 

Program Overview

M.Ed. in Literacy - Reading Specialist

This 30-credit program is designed for the certified teacher who wishes to be certified by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) as a Reading Specialist based on and aligned to the standards outlined by the International Literacy Association. In this program, you will be prepared to not only meet the needs of struggling literacy learners, but also to assume leadership positions within your school.

Program Overview

M.Ed. in Literacy - Literacy Teacher for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations

This 30-credit program is designed for teachers and professionals who wish to become more knowledgeable about Teaching English Language Learners (TELL). The program provides candidates with a strong foundation in literacy curriculum, instruction, and assessment at the K-12 levels for teaching ELLs.

Program Overview

Certificate in Teaching English Language Learners (TELL)

This 15-credit fully online certificate is for anyone working with English language learning clients or students. You will develop practical skills and theoretical knowledge necessary for effective expertise in bilingual teaching, learning, and assessment.

Program Overview

How to Apply

Spring 2022 Scholarship Deadline: November 15

1. Submit the online application for cohort programs.
2. You will receive an email with your login information to complete next steps.
3. Log in and upload supplemental materials, which include submitting your essay and any optional documents (résumé, letter of recommendation).
4. Send official* transcripts or e-scripts of colleges/universities attended to:

Office of Graduate Admission
Timonium Graduate Center
2034 Greenspring Drive
Timonium, MD  21093

For more information or questions regarding online cohorts, please contact Jerusha Dunning or Jade Margerum at or 410-617-2990.


Megan Herman
I chose Loyola due to its focus on students and their whole person. Loyola’s cohort partnership with Montgomery County Public Schools, where I work, made it very convenient to take classes! The professors and internship site supervisors support and guide you through the process of becoming a school leader. Megan Herman
M.Ed. Educational Leadership, '18 Classroom Teacher, Montgomery County Public Schools
Eboni Akpan Zook
I like the cohort experience because, throughout my program, I take classes with nearly the same group of peers with whom I started. As we are familiar with each other, we are able to dig deeper into controversial topics and take risks in sharing our thoughts and experiences as educators. Eboni Akpan Zook
M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction for Social Justice, expected '20 Technology Teacher, Baltimore City Public Schools
Nia Wilkes
Because of my degree, my Principal created an instructional technology position for me at my school. I'm so thankful for my experience at Loyola, I'm more knowledgeable, more confident and a leader among my peers. I've made lasting friendships and professional connections. Nia Wilkes
M.Ed. in Educational Technology, '16 Instructional Technology Teacher, Lewisdale Elementary School, Prince George's County