M.Ed. in Educational Leadership
Loyola’s graduate program in educational leadership is a unique blend of theory and practical application geared toward individuals with a passion for leading and facilitating improvements in student achievement and teacher performance. Loyola’s program is ideal for experienced and successful teachers who want to make a difference on a larger scale and through the lens of social justice and serve the mission of improving the education and social emotional learning of all students, including those who have been traditionally underserved.
With small class sizes, a dynamic instructional staff, and a curriculum that is comprehensive and innovative, the program successfully fuses theoretical principles with a pragmatic, real world understanding of the contemporary context. Join us and become a Loyola Educational Leader—or compete with one.
Class Duration: 8 weeks
Delivery: Fully Online or Hybrid
Format: Full-time or Part-time
Next Admission Term: Fall 2022
Time of Completion: 2-5 years
The Master of Education in Educational Leadership provides students with the conceptual tools and professional preparation to become accomplished school leaders. This 39 credit hours program includes a six credit internship experience. Learn more about the M.Ed. curriculum.
- Students receive a master degree and administrator 1 certification.
- Our program is MSDE approved, aligned with the current Maryland Blueprint.
- Students who are already mastered are eligible for certification (admin I) only (21 credits).
- Part-time and accelerated pathways to the degree are offered.
- Our program format offers a fully online option.
- Instructors in the program are all current or former school principals, associate superintendents, and superintendents who offer a balance of theory and practice.
- Students complete a full year internship to apply organizational and instructional leadership skills within the social justice frameworks.
Participation provides eligibility for certification as an Administrator I (Assistant in Administration, Supervisor in Instruction, or Supervisor in Central Administration). Students seeking Administrator II (Principal) certification are required to successfully complete the School Leaders Licensure Assessment exam. Our programs are state approved and nationally accredited.
Loyola University Maryland's program is aligned to the code of regulations as identified by the Maryland State Department of Education. Participants must have 27 months of satisfactory teaching performance on a professional certificate or satisfactory performance as a certified specialist as defined in the COMAR regulations to receive the approved Administrator I program stamp.