The Educational Leadership track
within the Human Resource Development
(HRD) Master of Science 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, meeting all required
state and national standards. It is the
only MSDE-approved interdisciplinary
program for Administrator I certification.
The program employs faculty members who have years of experience, as well as faculty with strong research agendas in human resources and education. Many of our faculty members continue to work in the field while sharing their management and leadership experiences with students. Our faculty members are superb advisers and mentors who can help each student develop an individualized program for such positions as human resources generalist; recruiting, or training and development; personnel supervisor; instructional supervisor; or school-based administrator.
Available for those who already hold a master's degree in education and wish to earn Administrator I certification: