Loyola University Chicago

School of Education


Leading Inclusive Catholic Schools Certificate

Application Deadlines: 
Fall: July 1

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 how including individuals with disabilities within Catholic schools meets the church's call for "preferential option for marginalized".  In your discussion, describe how you might be able to use this knowledge gained in this certificate program to make your school "more inclusive" of those individuals with disabilities.

Letters of Recommendation
Please submit two letters of recommendation. One letter should be written by your principal or supervisor. 

Your resume should highlight work experience relevant to your professional goals and indicate an Illinois Professional Educator License with a general administrative or principal endorsement or a comparable out-of-state credential along with at least two years administrative experience in a Catholic school.

Professional Educator License
with Teaching and Principal Endorsements

Proof of a Professional Educator License with teaching and principal (or general administrative) endorsements should be submitted.