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:

Summer Term      May 2, 2014
Fall Term            August 1, 2014
Winter Term        November 21, 2014

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 personal statement describing your professional and personal goals for pursuing a graduate degree.
4. A copy of your professional resume.
5.  A copy of current teaching certificate.
6.  A letter from your district's personnel office indicating the length of your teaching experience.

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:

Summer Term     May 2, 2014
Fall Term           August 1, 2014
Winter Term       November 21, 2014

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 personal statement describing your knowledge about curriculum and instructional practices.
4. A copy of your professional resume.  Please describe accomplished classroom instruction and leadership roles.
5. A copy of current teaching certificate
6. A letter from your district's personnel office indicating the length of your teaching experience.
7. 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.

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