Upon completion of the M.Ed. or the postmaster's 18-credit program and 27 months of successful teaching, students are eligible for certification as Administrator I (Assistant in Administration, Supervisor in Central Administration, Supervisor in Instruction). All candidates for a degree or certificate are to take the School Leaders Licensure Assessment (SLLA) or other assessment that may be required for certification as Administrator II (principal) by the Maryland State Department of Education. Students are strongly encouraged to have scores from this assessment forwarded to Loyola for data collection and program analysis and improvement.
A person with a master's degree from an accredited institution and 27 months of satisfactory teaching performance or satisfactory performance as a specialist may complete state certification requirements by earning 18 semester hours of graduate coursework. Students must apply and meet with their advisors to develop their programs. A sample program of study is as follows:
Students may also complete the requirements for certification in administration and supervision by completing the Master of Arts (M.A.) in Curriculum and Instruction and then completing six additional credit hours as a special student (see Curriculum and Instruction).