Administrator I Master of Education in School Improvement Leadership

The purpose of this cohort is to develop innovative leaders who demonstrate high level skills in leading change and in establishing and sustaining a positive school culture. This 39 credit master's program will focus on instructional leadership including implementation of the College and Career Readiness Standards (Common Core Standards) and Universal Design for Learning. Cohort participants will be cognizant of current thought related to cultural proficiency and school assessment topics.

During a year-long practicum, participants will apply theories and practices from course work in the school environment. This is a Maryland approved program leading to administrator 1 certification. 


Tuition Per Credit $325, plus $60 registration fee
Student Out-of-Pocket Tuition Costs Per Credit $75 tuition per credit, plus $60 registration fee per credit
BCPS Direct Billing Amount Per Credit $250 per credit

Course Offerings


Course Title and Credits

Fall 2015

ED 681 Curriculum Development for a Multicultural Society (3 credits)

Spring 2016

ED 672 Assessing Needs and Evaluating Progress (3 credits)

Spring 2016 ED 603 Personality Development and Self-Esteem (3 credits)
Summer 2016 ED 646 School Law (3 credits)
Fall 2016 ED 671 School Improvement Leadership: A Theoretical Perspective (3 credits)
Spring 2017 ED 673 School Culture (3 credits)
Summer 2017 ED 602 The Social and Psychological Forces Affecting Youth (3 credits)
Fall 2017 ED 674A Special Projects Seminar/ Practicum in School Improvement Leadership (1.5 credits)
Fall 2017 ED 653 Supervision for Effective Instruction (3 credits)
Spring 2018 ED 674B Special Projects Seminar/ Practicum in School Improvement Leadership (1.5 credits)
Summer 2018 ED 601 Theories of Development (3 credits)
Fall 2018 ED 605 Research Methods (3 credits)
Spring 2019 ED 606 Action Research/ Special Project (3 credits)
Summer 2019 ED 651 Values (1.5 credits)
Summer 2019 ED 652 Mediation of Conflict (1.5 credits)

All classes will be held at Goucher College.

How to Apply?

This cohort is available to the first 20 students to apply and be accepted. To apply, complete the cohort application/registration form and return it to the address below with a copy of your teacher certification, or a transcript from your most recently completed undergraduate or graduate course of study.

Graduate Programs in Education in the Welch Center
1021 Dulaney Valley Road, Baltimore, MD 21204
Ph: 410-337-6047 | Fax: 410-337-6085