Loyola University of Maryland

Baltimore, MD

At Loyola, we do more than prepare teachers. We shape accomplished educators. Our primary aim is to develop highly effective and ethical educational leaders and change agents who share our convictions about, as well as our commitment to, bringing about social justice by improving education for all children, especially those who suffer most from an inadequate system. 

Our Mission

The mission of the School of Education is to provide inspirational teaching, conduct and disseminate innovative scholarship, and actualize social justice practices with school and community partners. Faculty and staff employ the principles inherent in cura personalis, caring for the whole person, in the development of transformational educators who will learn, lead and serve in the diverse and changing communities of Baltimore, the state, the nation, and the world. 

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About Loyola

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 whole persons, in intellect, consciousness, and spirit so that they leave here with 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.

Graduate Admission

The office of graduate admission serves all prospective graduate students by providing initial enrollment information on behalf of the graduate programs. The graduate admission team works in partnership with the various program directors and department chairs to provide prospective students with inquiry fulfillment services, application processing, enrollment commitment, and initial enrollment services. The academic programs provide advising, orientation, and ongoing enrollment services. We welcome your emails, telephone calls, or personal visits to our main campus or graduate centers.

President's Council on Equity and Inclusion

The President’s Advisor Council on Equity and Inclusion was established in 2017 with a mission of educating leaders, both at and produced by Loyola, for a diverse and changing world with a commitment to diversity as a necessary component of academic excellence.  Made up of administrators, faculty and staff, the advisory council explores and issues recommendations to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion at the university.

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Our Programs

Whether you are a professional switching careers into teaching, an educator who is seeking teacher certification, or an educator seeking to advance your career, Loyola has a graduate program in education just right for your busy schedule. 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.


Loyola’s Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program offers a course of study that provides initial teacher certification and is designed to prepare exceptionally qualified teachers who are responsive to the needs of diverse learners. Offered for both full-time and part-timeenrollment, the MAT program offers a rich integration of coursework, clinical experience, and individualized attention. Students become educators committed to the development of all children—with particular attention paid to those who have been underserved.


With visionary leadership and synergy with the ideals of Loyola University Maryland and its School of Education, the Center for Innovation in Urban Education (CIUE) strives to participate in local and national conversations about urban education. Faculty and staff employ the principles inherent in cura personalis, caring for the whole person, in the development of transformational educators who will learn, lead, and serve in the diverse and changing community of Baltimore, the state, the nation, and the world.

Our Diversity

We cannot simply speak of our commitment to being a diverse community where each person feels valued; we must demonstrate that through active efforts promoting diversity, recruiting and retaining a diverse student population, hiring faculty, administrators, and staff of diverse backgrounds, and fully embracing our role as a leader for and with our city, Baltimore, our state, and our nation.

Loyola University Maryland School of Education

Our Dean

…I was drawn here because of the explicit commitment to social justice and working collaboratively with local schools to ensure academic excellence for all learners in urban schools. In the School of Education we view students and families in urban communities through a strengths-based lens and value diversity as a rich resource.

We take very seriously our commitment to cura personalis, caring for the whole person. When you join the School of Education, you will be welcomed and supported as part of our community of learners…

Joshua S. Smith, Ph.D.

Dean, School of Education

Get In Touch

Loyola University Maryland School of Education
4501 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21210

Telephone: 410-617-5095

Email: education@loyola.edu

Hours: M-F: 8am – 5pm

Non-Discrimination Policy

In accord with the vision and values of the Jesuit mission and the codes of ethical conduct for the American Psychological Association and the American Counseling Association, the Psychology Department recognizes the inherent value and dignity of each person and actively promotes an awareness of, sensitivity to, and representation of diversity, including, but not limited to, differences of age, sex, gender identity, race, ethnicity, national and regional origin, sexual orientation, religion and spirituality, disabilities, and socioeconomic status among students, faculty, administrators, and staff.