Department of Instructional Leadership & Professional Development

Offering exceptional faculty support and field experiences, the Department of Instructional Leadership and Professional Development (ILPD) prepares leaders who can build capacity in P-12 schools and classrooms for responding to ever-changing students’ needs while ensuring their mastery of 21st-century skills and knowledge.

Jessica Shiller

The instructional leadership and professional development curriculum provides practical, yet inspiring ways for you to be a dynamic, effective leader in the classroom or in an administrator’s office. The department plays a key role in the advanced training of educators who are making Maryland a national leader in education programs. Find out more about the advantages of studying instructional leadership and professional development at Towson University. 

What We Offer

The department offers students:

  • a curriculum that promotes active learning and prepares you to meet changes in the field of education
  • supportive faculty with significant experience in school leadership who are  recognized for their work with state and national grants
  • highly individualized advising, with detailed completion planning, research and internship guidance, and career counseling
  • cohort communities that provide you with opportunities for networking and support from students and faculty
  • hands-on learning experiences focused in school systems instead of classrooms
  • a statewide online program designed for convenience and flexibility

Contact Information

Department of Instructional Leadership & Professional Development

Hawkins Hall
Room 417

Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.