Graduate Programs

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Whether you are a professional switching careers into teaching or counseling, a current educator looking to advance your career or seek teacher certification, or a current counselor who wants to advance your knowledge and skillset, Loyola has a graduate program in education just right for you. State-approved and nationally-accredited, Loyola's education programs offer you an outstanding level of professional instruction. A Loyola degree will equip you with the theory and knowledge in your field and prepare you for the day-to-day challenges that today's educators face.

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Curriculum and Instruction for Social Justice

Online or Hybrid, Part-Time

For teachers who want to study and understand the improvement and reform efforts in K-12 education.

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Educational Leadership

Online or Hybrid, Full- and Part-Time

For experienced teachers interested in careers in supervision or as school principals.

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Learning Design & Technology

Online, Part-Time

For anyone who is passionate about creating innovative and effective learning experiences in various settings, such as K-12, higher education, corporate training, non-profit, or e-learning environments.

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Kodály Music Education

Summer Courses

For music educators seeking comprehensive musicianship and instructional training.

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Literacy Education (Reading Specialist or CLD/ESOL Specialist)

Online, Full- and Part-Time

For certified teachers who are seeking additional certification as a Reading or ESOL Specialist.

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Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

1 Year Full-Time, Part-Time

For those interested in becoming a teacher and seeking their teacher certification.

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Montessori Education

Online or Hybrid, Full- and Part-Time

For individuals seeking Montessori teacher training while earning an advanced degree.

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School Counseling

Hybrid, Full- and Part-Time

For individuals interested in becoming a certified school counselor.

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Special Education

Online or Hybrid, Full- and Part-time
For anyone with an undergraduate degree looking to step forward in their career while making a lasting impact on children with disabilities.

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English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

Online, Part-Time

For teachers and school professionals who are seeking to develop skills and expertise in teaching and/or working with English learners.

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Non-Degree Special Student Option

For students who already have a bachelor's degree and wish to enroll in courses without pursuing a graduate degree or certificate.

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Credit for Prior Learning Pathway - Montessori

Online, Part-Time

The Credit for Prior Learning pathway for professionals is tailored to individuals possessing a credential from a Montessori Accreditation Council of Teacher Education (MACTE) accredited IT, EC, EL I-II, or Administrator training program. Students may be eligible to receive 15 graduate credit hours towards the M.Ed. Montessori Education.

Tap Into Your Growth Mindset

At Loyola, you will develop the skills necessary to support students of all social and economic backgrounds. Your work as an educator is essential and puts you in the unique position to enact great change and to address systemic inequalities. Discover how Loyola's programs will uniquely prepare you to advance yourself professionally, while at the same time driving change in your school and community.

The Impact of a Degree in Education
The Graduate Student Experience
Preparing Teachers to Make a Difference