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.
February 1, to begin the program in the summer session
Applications completed by December 1, 2020 will receive admission decisions by January 12. Applicants who are admitted need to commit to attending Loyola by April 2, 2021.
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
- Illinois Content Area Exam
Students must pass the Illinois State Board of Education Test of Academic Proficiency prior to beginning the education courses and pass the Math Content Exam as admission for the MEd.