UMD School Improvement Leadership Certificate

The UMD School Improvement Leadership Post-Baccalaureate Certificate (PBC) is a 18-credit graduate program which leads to Maryland Administrator I certification.  This fully on-line program provides a part-time, state-wide cohort-based professional learning experience which supports teacher leaders who aspire to become school leaders in meeting the requirements for state certification. 

See this overview to learn more about the UMD School Improvement Leadership Post-Baccalaureate Certificate with Administrator I Certification.

To see the UMD graduate school tuition and fee rates for 2021, please click here.

Upcoming info sessions:

1) May 18th (Tues) Info Session (4-5pm), Registration link here.

2) June 3rd (Wed) Info Session (5-6pm), Registration link here.  


All candidates should be experienced and highly qualified teachers who meet all of the UMD and state driven eligibility requirements:

  • Minimum 4 years of classroom teaching experience in a Maryland public school system

  • A current Maryland state teaching license (at any level, and in any content area)

  • Completion of a Master’s degree in education

  • Proven teacher leadership roles or responsibilities

  • Active support of school administration

  • A minimum of 3.0 UG GPA, and a 3.5 graduate GPA


For the inaugural cohort, the program will launch in Fall 2021 with an application deadline of June 15th. To apply, please start with the UMD Graduate School application portal linked here.  Please use program code Z138.

Please be in touch with the Program Director, Dr. Jean Snell, for information about when the next cohort is scheduled to start at: