The College of Education offers master's degrees within counseling, early childhood education, elementary education, reading, secondary education, special education, and teacher leadership. The college also offers a doctoral degree in education leadership, specifically within higher education.
Application deadlines, as well as available start terms, are specific to each program. Please see below for more information.
Admittance into a graduate program within the College of Education requires the successful completion of a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution. The college recommends that all applications have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale at the undergraduate level.
Early Childhood Education
Applications are accepted and admission decisions are made on a continuous basis. Programs begin each fall semester on the Chicago campus.
Secondary Education: An undergraduate major, or a minimum of 32 credit hours within the teaching discipline, is required for teacher licensure. Licensure is available in Biology, Chemistry, Business, English, History, and Mathematics. Applicants within an undergraduate major in one of the above disciplines and a cumulative GPA under 3.0 must submit a passing score on the ILTS content test in order to earn admission. With the consent of an advisor, students with majors in disciplines other than those previously listed can complete all content courses while pursuing licensure.
Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Applications must be submitted by February 1. Applications completed after this date will be reviewed based upon availability within each cohort.
Programs begin each fall term on the Chicago campus.
Interviews are by invitation only and are required for admittance into the program.
Ed.D.: Education Leadership
Applications must be completed by March 1 and admittance decisions are made by May 1. Program begins each fall semester on the Chicago campus.
Reading/Language and Literacy (MA)
Applications are accepted and admission decisions are made on a continuous basis. Program begins each fall term on the Chicago campus.
*Exceptions to above criteria may be approved by program advisor.
Online program only
Applications are accepted and admission decisions are made on a continuous basis. Program begins each fall, spring, and summer term.
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