Admission Requirements

  • A completed College of Education graduate application
  • A bachelor’s degree conferred by an accredited, recognized institution
  • A previous grade point average of 2.75 or above on a 4.0 scale
  • Two letters of reference, one of which must be from persons familiar with your academic work
  • One official transcript from each college or university attended
  • Personal statement(see application for details)
  • Resume
  • Interview

Additional Requirements for Reading Specialist Concentration

  • Valid Illinois Teaching License
  • Evidence of one year of successful teaching experience
  • Evidence of adequate background for the program
  • Evidence of Illinois Core Teaching, Language Arts, and Technology skills

Additional Requirements for Special and Elementary Education Licensure Concentration

  • Writing sample (e.g., a term paper, seminar paper, or senior thesis or portion thereof)

Additional Requirements for the Special Education for Teachers Concentration

  • Valid Illinois Teaching License
  • Evidence of adequate background for the program
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