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COE - 2012-2013 Info session

Graduate Admission Requirements

College of Education

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*

Elementary Education

Secondary Education

Special Education**

Application Deadline

Applications are accepted and admission decisions are made on a continuous basis. Programs begin each fall semester.

* Early Childhood Education - Chicago campus only
**Special Education - Schaumburg campus only

Application Materials

  • Application
  • Resume
  • Letter of Intent outlining your personal and professional goals and why you are interested in this specific field of education
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended colleges/universities
  • Recommended overall cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Note: Applicants with a cumulative GPA under 3.0 should submit two professional letters of recommendation to include the standardized recommendation forms.
  • TAP passing score or ACT composite score of 22, including the written portion, earned within the last 10 years. In neither is available, contact the Office of Admission

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

School Counseling*

Application Deadline

Chicago Campus - Applications must be submitted by March 1 for fall semester only (Applications completed after this date will be reviewed based upon availability within each cohort)

Schaumburg Campus - Applications are accepted and admission decisions are made on a continuous basis. Program begins in fall and spring terms.

*School Counseling - Chicago campus only

Interviews are by invitation only and are required for admittance into the program.

Application Materials

  • Application
  • Personal goal statement describing the evolution of your interest in, and commitment to, the field of counseling. Your statement should include a description of any human service experiences you have had, your professional goals and any other pertinent information to help the admission committee understand your potential as a counselor. Your personal statement should be 3-5 pages in length, double-spaced standard font.
  • Two letters of recommendation with attached Roosevelt standardized recommendation forms
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended colleges/universities
  • Recommended overall cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, consisting of 120 undergraduate credit hours

Ed.D.: Education Leadership

Application Deadline

Applications must be completed by March 1 and admittance decisions are made by May 1. Program begins each fall semester.

Application Materials

  • Application
  • Letter of Intent explaining why this program and its foundation in social justice supports the applicant's education objectives, desires for professional development, and career goals. This letter should consist of approximately 350 words
  • Three letters of recommendation including the following Recommendation Forms
  • Completed bachelor's degree. Completed master's degree with an overall cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended colleges/universities
  • Official Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Reading/Language and Literacy (MA)

Application Deadline

Applications are accepted and admission decisions are made on a continuous basis. Program begins each fall, spring, and summer term.

Reading/Language and Literacy - Schaumburg campus only

Application Materials

  • Application
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of Intent outlining your personal and professional goals and why you are interested in this specific field of education
  • Recommended overall cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale at the undergraduate level
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended colleges/universities
  • Teaching certificate, *evidence of two years teaching experience in K-12 public school.

*Exceptions to above criteria may be approved by program advisor.

Teacher Leadership
Online program only

Endorsement Programs

Application Deadline

Applications are accepted and admission decisions are made on a continuous basis. Program begins each fall, spring, and summer term.

Application Materials

  • Application
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Recommended overall cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale at the undergraduate level
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended colleges/universities
  • Teaching License

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