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At Loyola University Maryland, we do more than prepare teachers—we shape accomplished educators. Our commitment to education and social justice stems from a 450-year-old Jesuit tradition that values academic excellence, integrity, service, community, and discernment. We aim to educate the whole person in intellect, consciousness, and spirit so our students have the knowledge, compassion, and moral compass to lead the way for others. Our mission is to prepare educators who can bring about fundamental change for a student, a school, or a system. Our education programs develop highly effective and ethical leaders and change agents who share our convictions about—as well as our commitment to—achieving social justice by improving education for all children, especially those students who suffer most from an inadequate system.
Undergraduate Education programs
Loyola’s School of Education prides itself on outstanding teacher preparation based on the Jesuit traditions of academic excellence, diversity, promotion of justice, and leadership. You’ll benefit from learning in small class sizes from dedicated faculty who are experts in their educational specialties. You’ll gain acumen, exposure, and experience through service learning, field, and clinical experiences in Baltimore‑area public and parochial schools, student organizations, in‑class speakers, and special on‑campus events. This robust curriculum and a holistic learning environment prepare students for successful admission to graduate programs or to immediately launch their educational careers.
Loyola offers four pathways to teacher certification within the School of Education: The Elementary Education major, dual certification with the Elementary Education major with a Special Education minor, the independent Secondary Education minor, and a five-year BA/BS to Master of Arts in Teaching program.