School of Education

School of Education:
Leading progress in urban schools

Since 2009, Loyola University Maryland’s School of Education has been preparing teachers and other professionals to meet the challenges associated with urban education with compassion, commitment, and expertise. Our graduates apply what they learn to classrooms, schools, and school systems around the country, effecting fundamental change.

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  • <em>Bright Minds, Bold Hearts</em> will bolster our Center for Innovation in Urban Education, which supports research and programs designed to ensure equity in urban schools.

    Bright Minds, Bold Hearts will bolster our Center for Innovation in Urban Education, which supports research and programs designed to ensure equity in urban schools.

  • Through the campaign, Loyola will provide service-learning opportunities for students in areas including school counseling, English instruction, and Montessori education.

    Through the campaign, Loyola will provide service-learning opportunities for students in areas including school counseling, English instruction, and Montessori education.

  • Greater funding for scholarships and fellowships will help us meet the financial need of students in all areas, from elementary education to curriculum development.

    Greater funding for scholarships and fellowships will help us meet the financial need of students in all areas, from elementary education to curriculum development.

Bringing equity in education to diverse communities

In cities throughout the country, young children are getting an inadequate education from inadequate schools. In the absence of sufficient resources, well-meaning teachers and administrators need educational professionals who are equipped with the strategies, sensitivities, and techniques needed to improve schools and student performance.

Loyola’s School of Education will benefit from the Bright Minds, Bold Hearts campaign by bolstering its Center for Innovation in Urban Education (CIUE), a collaborative space that supports research, program development, and community engagement—all working to ensure equity in urban schools. Although the CIUE is focused on Baltimore, its impact extends to urban communities throughout the U.S. The campaign will also support our programs of distinction in school counseling, teaching English language learners, and Montessori education.

Endowment Goals

  • Support for a CIUE chair, which will be awarded to a senior faculty member of national or international acclaim who will further enhance the School of Education’s academic program on campus and its academic standing in the world
  • Scholarships and fellowships to ensure a sufficient annual pool of funding for both undergraduate and graduate students with demonstrated financial need and exceptional promise in areas ranging from elementary, secondary, and special education to music teaching, literacy instruction, and curriculum development 
  • An Institute for Urban Catholic Education that will strengthen partnerships with high-need urban Catholic schools, develop a model of excellence for future partnerships, and disseminate scholarship on effective teaching and leadership

Current-Use Goals

  • Programs of distinction that provide valuable service-learning opportunities for School of Education students in areas including school counseling, teaching English language learners, and Montessori education
  • Dean’s Discretionary Fund that will provide support to the School of Education’s most pressing needs

To learn more about giving opportunities for the School of Education or to make a gift, contact Brent W. Dailey, director of development, at 410-617-2073 or bwdailey@loyola.edu.

Furthering the Mission

Elaine Grillo was thrilled when her daughter Elizabeth decided to follow in her footsteps and become an elementary school teacher—and even more so when the two talked about Elizabeth’s experiences in Loyola’s undergraduate program in teacher education.

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Elaine and Anthony Grillo