School Improvement

The School Improvement Leadership cohort is a special 18-credit cohort that is now open for registration.

For those with earned master's degrees, this cohort meets the requirements for Administrator I certification by credit count.
This cohort can also count toward the completion of the Goucher Professional Development Certificate in Education Leadership and Administration, or toward an M.Ed. In School Improvement Leadership.


  • The cost for participation is $750 per 3-credit course, and students may be eligible for tuition reimbursement through Maryland school systems or non-public schools with tuition reimbursement programs. Talk to your representative for more specific information about your individual situation.
  • There is also a non-refundable $180 registration fee per 3-credit course.
  • If you need to customize this schedule to comply with your school system tuition reimbursement requirements, please contact Katie Aman at or 410-337-6332.

Course Schedule


Course Credits
Spring 2015

ED 653.300
Supervision for Effective Instruction


Summer 2015 ED 681.300
Curriculum Development for a Multi-Cultural Society  
Fall 2015

ED 671
School Improvement Leadership: A Theoretical Perspective 


Spring 2016 ED 673.300
School Culture
Summer 2016 ED 646.300
School Law
Fall 2016 ED 674A.300
Internship/Practicum, part 1   (Pre or co-requisite: ED 673)
Spring 2017 ED 674B.300
Internship/Practicum, part 2

Program Plans

How to Apply?

This cohort is available to the first 10 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