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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

  • Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions showing an earned bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Evidence of earning a minimum grade point average of a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale during the last sixty (60) hours of study.
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Step 2

  • Statement of purpose that discusses long range goals, interest in the chosen discipline, and the reason(s) for applying to this program. 
  • A current resume
  • A copy of your current teaching license.
  • A letter from your district's personnel office indicating the length of your teaching experience.
  • Two professional letters of recommendationOne letter of recommendation must be from a principal and one from a professional reference.
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Step 3

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

You can upload your documents online or send your materials to:

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


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Upload your documents

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Submit a letter of recommendation

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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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