College of Education

Human Resource Development (M.S.) - Educational Leadership Track

The Educational Leadership Track within the Human Resource Development master’s degree program is for certified teachers and other licensed professionals who work in schools and aspire to become educational leaders and administrators at local and state levels.

The program is approved by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) for those seeking certification as Administrator I, and meets all required state and national standards. It is the only MSDE-approved interdisciplinary program for Administrator I certification.

The program employs experienced faculty, many of whom have strong research agendas in education, professional development, assessment and leadership. Some faculty continue to work in the field while sharing their management and leadership experiences with students. Our faculty members are also superb advisers and mentors who help each student develop an individualized professional plan for positions such as team leader, department chair, instructional supervisor or school-based administrator.

If you already hold a master's degree in education, there are several options for pursuing Administrator I certification.

Timeframes and Online Options

The 36-credit master’s degree in Human Resource Development/Educational Leadership (with Administrator I certification) can be completed in 22 months.

The 18 credits of required courses for Administrator I certification are available online and can be completed within a year. Internship assignments that are part of the courses must be completed at an approved site in Maryland.

Off-Campus Locations

The program is available off campus at the University Center – Northeastern Maryland. The admission and degree requirements for this master's degree program are the same as those offered on campus. For more information, email or call 410-704-7700.

The program is also available through the Towson Learning Network to employees of local school systems at various off-campus locations. Visit the Towson Learning Network to get information about applying to the program.




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