Admission Requirements

Application Deadlines

Summer: February 1

Applicants who are admitted need to commit to attending Loyola by March 1st.

  • 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 or 2.5 for Mathematics. 

    In exceptional cases, applicants whose undergraduate GPA is below the cutoff 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.
  • Undergraduate Degree Requirement
    Applicants must have completed an undergraduate degree or 32 semester hours in one of Loyola’s approved teaching disciplines: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, English, Math, History, Political Science, or Psychology. 

    *Note that Political Science and Psychology require a second teaching field in History (21 hours).

    Additional pre-requisite coursework may be required for those without an undergraduate degree in the content area for which licensure is sought.
  • One Letter of Recommendation
    Recommenders should 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.
  • Statement of Purpose
    In a statement of 2-3 pages, double spaced, describe your
    1. academic and professional background and experience
    2. plans and goals for the MEd in secondary education upon completion of graduate work.
    3. perspective on social justices as applied to preparing to be a high school teacher
    4. why you are a good fit for Loyola University Chicago's Teaching, Learning and Leading with Schools and Communities program.
  • Resume
    A current resume that highlights at least two years of work experience relevant to your professional goals and indicates a current teaching position.
  • Citizenship Required for Licensure
    Persons seeking state licensure must be US citizens, permanent residents or have a resident alien card