Application Deadline and Contacts
- For application related questions, contact: Brittney Marshall, Enrollment Advisor
General Admission Requirements
Students interested in the five-year dual degree program are encouraged to contact the School of Education as early as possible in their first four years to outline their course of study.
Undergraduate math majors should complete the following to apply:
- A Completed Application Form
You may submit your application form online.
- Official Transcripts
Applicants must submit official transcripts for all undergraduate and any graduate work. To be eligible for admission, your transcript must show an earned bachelor's degree or a bachelor’s degree in progress. Certified copies of transcripts are acceptable; faxed copies of transcripts are not considered official. If you attended Loyola University Chicago previously, you do not need to request transcripts; we have them on record. Transcripts must show a GPA of at least a 3.0.
In exceptional cases, applicants whose undergraduate GPA is below 3.0 may be admitted. Each program area gives meaningful consideration to the applicant's graduate GPA, recommendations, professional experience and reasons for pursuing a graduate program, as well as to the diversity of the student body.
- One Letter of Recommendation
If you supply your recommender's email address as part of your completed online application form, then your recommendation letters will be submitted directly through the online application system. Recommenders and References may be academic or professional in nature. Current students and alumni of Loyola University Chicago must seek a letter of recommendation from someone other than the Teaching, Learning, and Leading with Schools and Communities (TLLSC) program advisor.
- A Personal Statement
Your statement should be 2-3 pages, double spaced, and should address the following topics:
- Academic and and professional background and experience
- Plans and goals for the masters in Education - Secondary Education program and upon completion of graduate work
- Your perspective on social justice as it applies to preparing to be a teacher
- Why you are a good fit for Loyola University Chicago's Teaching, Learning and Leading with Schools and Communities program
Content Area Specific Requirements
Illinois Content Area Exam
Students must pass the prior to beginning the education courses and pass the Math Content Exam as admission for the MEd.
For applicants interested in becoming mathematics teachers:
Candidates must have completed each of the following courses or their equivalent with a C- or better (Loyola University Chicago course equivalents provided in parentheses):
- Calculus I and II (MATH 161 and 162)
- Multivariable Calculus (MATH 263)
- Linear Algebra (MATH 212)
- Abstract Algebra (MATH 313)
- Number Theory (MATH 201)
- History of Mathematics (MATH 301)
- Combinatorics (MATH 318)
- Math Logic or Real Analysis I (MATH 320 or MATH 351)
- Probability and Statistics (STAT 304)
- Euclidean and non-Euclidean Geometry (MATH 344)
A transcript analysis will be conducted