how to apply to master of education

Applying to Master of Education Degrees

Master of Education Application Process 

Expedite your application by attending an Instant Admission Webinar

  • Official transcripts and letter of recommendation should be emailed to
  • Resume and personal statement are waived.
  • Use the PDF application form provided after the webinar

Use either method for the Master of Education in Educational Leadership and Master of Education in Instructional Coaching. Please note that new candidates for the Instructional Coaching degree begin the program during the Fall semester only. New Educational Leadership candidates may start at the beginning of Fall, Spring and Summer semesters.


Sign up for a webinar here

Complete the online application and upload supplemental materials

  • Official transcript showing earned bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university. 
    • Transcripts can be sent electronically to or by mail to the School of Graduate and Professional Studies, 30 N. Brainard St., Naperville, IL 60540.
  • One professional letter of recommendation (PDF) - Complete and upload the first page of the letter of recommendation form. Send the second page to your reference.
    • M.Ed. in Educational Leadership applicant's letter of recommendation must be from a principal, who will serve as your mentor
  • A copy of your Professional Educator License
  • Resume
  • Personal Statement
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: