how to apply to master of education

Applying to Master of Education Degrees


Master of Education Application Process 

Attend an Instant Admission Webinar to expedite the application process

Wednesday, November 18  4:30 pm

Upon registration, applicants will receive a PDF Instant Admission application to complete and return to grad@noctrl.edu.
  • Official transcripts and letter of recommendation should be emailed to grad@noctrl.edu.
  • Resume and personal statement are waived.

Use either method for the Master of Education in Educational Leadership and Master of Education in Instructional Coaching.

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 grad@noctrl.edu 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: