North Central College - Naperville, IL

Apply to the Master of Arts in Education

Master of Arts in Education Curriculum & Instruction Application Process
North Central College operates on a rolling admission basis in which completed applications are reviewed throughout the admission cycle.  Students are advised to complete their application as early as possible to ensure timely consideration.  Students can enroll four times a year:  January, March, June, and September.  Applications for admission should be received in the Office of Graduate Admission by the following preferred decision deadlines:

Spring Term          February 13, 2015
Summer Term       May 1, 2015
Fall Term              August 5, 2015

Instructions for applying
To be considered for admission, students must possess a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university, possess a current teaching certificate and teaching experience. Submit the following items to the Office of Graduate Admission, and you can upload application materials here.

1. Complete the online application.
2. Official transcripts from every undergraduate, graduate or professional school attended. Beginning Fall 2014, applicants will be required to obtain a minimum 3.0 undergraduate GPA on a 4.0 scale.  Applicants with a GPA < 3.0 will be considered but must address this issue and their plans for growth and future success in their personal statement.
3. A copy of your professional resume.
4.  A copy of current teaching license.
5.  A letter from your district's personnel office indicating the length of your teaching experience.
6. Two essays:  one is a reflection of your goals and the other tells us about your experience in team work, leadership, or problem solving.  Your answers to the two essays combined should not exceed 1600 words.

Essay 1:  Why this degree, at this time in your life, and at North Central?  Explain your goals in seeking this degree, reveal your understanding of the demands of graduate study, and articulate your plan to be successful in this endeavor.

Essay 2:  Answer one of the three questions below.  In your response explain what led to the situation, demonstrate what you did and how you did it, detail the outcome, and include how others responded.

1.  Assess an experience from within the last three years when you built or developed a team whose performance exceeded expectations.
2.  Describe an experience from within the last three years when you identified a problem in an organization and attempted to solve the problem.
3.  Tell about an experience from within the last three years when you went beyond what was expected of you.

Master of Arts in Education Educational Leadership and Administration Application Process

North Central College operates on a rolling admission basis in which completed applications are reviewed throughout the admission cycle.  Students are advised to complete their application as early as possible to ensure timely consideration. Students can enroll four times a year: January, March, June, and September.  To be considered for admission, students must possess a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, possess a current teaching certificate and possess teaching experience.  Applications for admission should be received in the Office of Graduate Admission by the following preferred decision deadlines:

Spring Term          February 13, 2015
Summer Term       May 1, 2015
Fall Term              August 5, 2015

Instructions for applying
To be considered for admission to the Master of Arts in Education Educational Leadership and Administration program, students must submit the following items to the Office of Graduate Admission, and you can upload application materials here:

1. Complete the online application.
2. Official transcripts from every undergraduate, graduate, or professional school attended. Beginning Fall 2014, applicants will be required to obtain a minimum 3.0 undergraduate GPA on a 4.0 scale.  Applicants with a GPA < 3.0 will be considered but must address this issue and their plans for growth and future success in their personal statement.
3. A copy of your professional resume.  Please describe accomplished classroom instruction and leadership roles.
4. A copy of current teaching license
5. A letter from your district's personnel office indicating the length of your teaching experience.
6. Two Leadership Disposition Questionnaires.  One questionnaire must be completed by a school administrator who holds a Type 75 certificate and the second questionnaire must be completed by the applicant.
7.  Two essays:  one is a reflection of your goals and the other tells us about your experience in team work, leadership, or problem solving.  Your answers to the two essays combined should not exceed 1600 words.

Essay 1:  Why this degree, at this time in your life, and at North Central?  Explain your goals in seeking this degree, reveal your understanding of the demands of graduate study, and articulate your plan to be successful in this endeavor.

Essay 2:  Answer one of the three questions below.  In your response explain what led to the situation, demonstrate what you did and how you did it, detail the outcome, and include how others responded.

1.  Assess an experience from within the last three years when you built or developed a team whose performance exceeded expectations.
2.  Describe an experience from within the last three years when you identified a problem in an organization and attempted to solve the problem.
3.  Tell about an experience from within the last three years when you went beyond what was expected of you.

Send all application materials to:
Office of Graduate Admission
North Central College
30 N. Brainard Street
Naperville, Illinois 60540