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Certificate in Administration and Supervision

The Educational Leadership Certificate in Administration and Supervision provides you with a pathway to earn your Administrator I endorsement, if you already hold a master's degree. The program will provide you with the conceptual tools and professional preparation to become an accomplished school leader.

This 21-credit program includes a six credit year-long internship in your current school assignment. Our programs are state approved and nationally accredited. Learn more about the program curriculum

  • Program Overview

    • Credits: 21
    • Delivery: Fully Online or Hybrid
    • Next Admission Term: Fall 2024
    • Class Duration: 8 weeks
    • Format: Full-time or Part-time
    • Time of Completion: as little as 2 years*
    • Tuition Information

10-Month Executive Leadership Pathway

Loyola's Executive-style pathway to the Post-Master's Certificate allows you to earn a Certified Administrator Certificate (Admin I) in just 10 months. Our program provides exceptionally qualified licensed professionals with the knowledge, competencies, and application of the Professional Standards for Educational Leadership (PSEL).

Because this is a fast-track pathway, it is delivered in a hybrid, full-time format. This allows you to maintain full-time employment while completing your coursework, face to face, and on the weekends. Learn more about the program curriculum

Certification Eligibility

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. 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 and a three credit special education course.

The educational leadership program at Loyola is unique because it taught me from my very first class that it’s people over programs. Professors taught us that if you want to create a school community, you must make sure that you hit the heart of the adults in the building.
When I think about the educational leadership program at Loyola, I think pedagogy perfection— because there is this perfect harmonious blend of theoretical applications for leadership with the real-life application through the internship experience.

Leadership Preparation with a Rigorous, Personal Approach

Loyola faculty are committed to forming genuine relationships with their students, so that they may serve as true mentors and colleagues throughout your program—and beyond graduation. Program instructors are all current or former school principals, associate superintendents, and superintendents who offer a balance of theory and practice. We are ready to work with you personally to help you explore and tailor your goals and advance your career to the next level.

Our Jesuit liberal arts heritage powerfully enhances any course of study, ensuring a values-based approach to our programs, as well as a high level of academic and professional rigor and quality. You will be a part of a highly active and influential Loyola community—including a graduate alumni network 30,000 strong—providing the opportunity to build a diverse professional network, expand your community, and enrich your personal life.


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