Loyola University Chicago

School of Education

Admission

Teaching and Learning Certificate for Practicing Teachers: International Baccalaureate

* PYP - Primary Years Programme
               (Pre-K - Grade 5)
* MYP - Middle Years Programme
                (Grades 6 - 10)

Application Deadlines:
Summer: May 1

This program is being offered online.

A Completed Application Form
We prefer that you submit your application form online. You may also download an application form and mail the completed form to:

Graduate & Professional Enrollment Management
820 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611

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 letter may be submitted online. Or, your recommender may choose to mail them to:

Graduate & Professional Enrollment Management
820 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611

We ask that you submit only one letter from the principal supporting enrollment in the program.

A Personal Statement
"The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect". In approximately 1,000 words, please reflect on what this statement means to you for teaching and learning.

Resume

Application Fee
A $50 application fee is required for applications submitted by mail. If you complete the online application form, the application fee is waived.