Admissions Requirements

Degree Program Program Type Dept Application Materials and Admission Criteria Prerequisite Course Requirements Department ADM Review Dept Conditional Admits Dept Appeal Process
Educational Leadership MA On campus *Minimum overall undergraduate GPA of 3.00 for full admission.

*Conditional admits may be granted for undergraduate GPA between 2.50 and 2.99.

*When applying for the MA in Educational Leadership with principal endorsement the applicant’s portfolio must contain a letter of recommendation from the applicant’s employer (school district), a letter of intent from the district that assures that at the appropriate point in the program the student will receive a placement as an intern in the district and will be permitted to complete his/her internship experiences, documents illustrating current leadership activities and skills, illustrations of using data to solve problems, and strategies used to improve student achievement, a current resume, a copy of the applicant’s teaching license or the page from the Illinois Educator’s Licensing Information System (ELIS) that shows current licensure, and the page from ELIS that shows proof of passing the Basic Skills Test (BST) or Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP) to be admitted to the Principal Preparation Program. The applicant’s portfolio must be submitted and approved before the interview phase of the admissions process will be scheduled.

N/A Department Chair Yes, conditional admits for low under-grad GPA must maintain minimum GPA of 3.00 in first 8 credit hours of EDL courses. Conditional admission is also considered if applicants have deficiencies in their portfolio and/or their interview. Yes, appeal to Dean