Educational Leadership

Applying to Master of Education in Educational Leadership Degree Program

Summer 2024 online with virtual class meetings

*Priority Deadline: March 8

Standard Deadline: April 21

(Session runs May 28 - July 19)

minimum enrollment required

*Tuition deposit will be waived for applications received by the priority deadline.


Fall 2024 online with virtual class meetings

*Priority Deadline: June 24

Standard Deadline: July 22

(Semester begins August 21; first class runs October 14 - December 6)

minimum enrollment required

Spring 2025 online with virtual class meetings

*Priority Deadline: November 8

Standard Deadline: December 6

(Semester begins January 6)

minimum enrollment required 

Master of Education in Educational leadership

Steps to Apply

1. Start Your Application

A username and password will be generated and sent to the email you provide. You will have 30 days to complete the online application. In order to submit the online application, you will be required to upload the following:

  • Statement of purpose that discusses long range goals, interest in the chosen discipline, and the reason(s) for applying to this program.
  • Current resume that includes educational and employment history, college extracurricular activities, community activities, honors and leadership roles, hobbies and nonacademic interests.                                                                                                                                           
  • Educational Leadership Supplemental materials to be emailed to
    • Letter of Recommendation - a principal must complete this form
    • Official transcripts from the last 60 hours of graduate or undergraduate work showing a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. 
      • Transcripts can be sent electronically to or by mail to the School of Graduate and Professional Studies, 30 N. Brainard St., Naperville, IL 60540.
      • Please email once you receive a transcript confirmation number, as this will ensure they are routed to the School of Graduate and Professional Studies in a timely manner
    • Professional Educator License

Entry points are offered for fall, spring and summer semesters, provided minimum enrollment is met.

Learn more: Sign up for a webinar here


Admissions Interview

Applicants may be invited to an admissions interview if deemed necessary by the School of Graduate & Professional Studies.

Education Alliance Grant

North Central College is proud to announce a partnership with local businesses and school districts to offer the Education Alliance Grant. Eligible employees with an earned bachelor's degree will receive a 20% tuition discount in the following master's degree programs: