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How to Apply: Master of Education Degrees

Am I eligible to apply?

We use a holistic approach giving careful consideration to all credentials in an application. Applicants who do not meet the minimum GPA of a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale must have at least 5 years of professional work experience and submit a letter of intent describing how the professional work experience has contributed to your ability to perform in graduate school. 

Step 1

All materials should be submitted to

  • Complete the PDF application
  • Submit a professional letter of recommendation. For Educational Leadership candidates, the letter of recommendation must be from a principal. For Instructional Coaching candidates, the letter of recommendation can be from a principal or a professional reference.
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Step 2

Submit additional materials to

  • Official transcripts showing an earned bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • A current resume
  • A copy of your current teaching license
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Step 3

  • Admissions interview if deemed necessary by the School of Graduate & Professional Studies. 

Please email documents to or send them to:

School of Graduate and Professional Studies
North Central College
30 N. Brainard Street | Naperville, IL 60540


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Explore our Masters of Education Degrees

Lead your educational community! We will help you understand how a school operates and what it takes to make important administrative decisions. Our program will provide you with the tools to foster an effective, welcoming and professional learning environment for the benefit of students, teachers and staff.

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