how to apply to master of education

Applying to Master of Education Degrees

Master of Education Application Process

The following application process is for the Master of Education in Educational Leadership and Master of Education in Instructional Coaching applicants only.

Submit a completed application and supplemental materials to

  • 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

Expedite your application by utilizing Instant Admission - Application deadline has been extended to August 10

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: