Application Deadline and Contacts

Start TermPriority DeadlineGeneral Deadline
February 1st
April 15th
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis

Admission Requirements


Applicants must hold at least a Bachelor’s degree and the appropriate teaching credentials from the state in which the candidate is working. 

Admission to this program is reserved for candidates outside the state of Illinois.

  • 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.
  • A Personal Statement
    Your statement should be 1-3 pages, and you should describe your:
    1. Academic and research interests, as well as your professional goals;
    2. Life experiences that have influenced your view of social justice;
    3. Any research and professional experiences.
    4. Include how you have demonstrated transformational leadership throughout your P-12 experience
  • Resume
    A current resume that highlights at least two years of work experience relevant to your professional goals and indicates a current teaching position
  • Illinois Teaching License 
    Proof of teaching or work experience must be submitted. A letter from the Ministry of Education or a local agency may be used for confirmation of work experience. At least two years of teaching or work experience relevant to your professional goals in a school or community organization or agency must be documented and submitted.
  • Interview
    Our admissions committee may request an interview. Interviews are done by invitation only. In preparation for the interview, candidates will be asked to give a PowerPoint portfolio presentation, provide real-time analysis, and an on-site writing sample. If invited to campus, an email will be sent with specific instructions prior to the interview.
  • International Students
    Additional requirements for International applicants including English Language and Transcript & Credentials can be found on our International Students page