Requirements for General Concentration (degree only), Catholic Leadership Concentration (degree only), Higher Education Concentration and Physical Education Concentration

  • A completed College of Education graduate application
  • Official transcripts from all universities/colleges attended
  • Two letters of recommendation from professors or supervisors
  • Evidence of adequate background for program
  • Resume
  • Personal Statement should be a typed, double spaced document and should be between 2-4 pages. Your statement should adhere to the following guidelines: Reflecting on the College of Education's conceptual framework, please describe your goals and how it relates to your interest in the educational leadership program and what assumptions, thoughts, and conclusions have you developed regarding working in this urban context and what evidence from your own experiences, interests and skills support these thoughts and conclusions? In writing about an issue in urban education, many applicants will consider issues of diversity, socio-economics, equity, and reform as relevant. Please also describe what role(s) you have played and/or wish to play as an educational leader in the future. For more information on our conceptual framework as you reflect on your statement visit the College of Education website.

Requirements for Principal Licensure and Principal Licensure - Catholic

  • A completed College of Education graduate application
  • Two years of successful teaching on a valid Illinois teaching license
  • Proof of passing Basic Skills Test and TAP exam
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  • 1 letter from district recommending entrance into the program
  • 4 letters of recommendation from two supervisors and two colleagues
  • Resume
  • Interview
  • On-site writing sample and teaching portfolio submitted at interview
  • Statement of purpose indicating why you want to become a principal. The statement of purpose  should be a typed, double spaced document and should be 750 words. 

Requirements for Teacher Leader Endorsement and Teacher Leader Endorsement - Catholic

  • A completed College of Education graduate application
  • Two years of successful on a valid Illinois Teaching License
  • Proof of passing Basic Skills Test and TAP exam
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  • 2 letters of recommendation from professors or supervisors
  • Resume showing evidence of adequate background for the program
  • Statement of purpose indicating professional development goals and related experience for leadership. The statement of purpose should be a typed, double-spaced document and should be 750 words.