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Admission Requirements

The M.Ed. in Teacher Leadership and all licensure endorsement programs require teachers to currently hold a teaching position and be licensed to teach in Illinois. Teachers may complete an endorsement or approval while completing the M.Ed. in Teacher Leadership. To earn the Teacher Leader endorsement, teachers must have a master’s degree.

To apply for admission to M.Ed. in teacher leadership or the teacher leader endorsement, please submit:

  • An application for admission for graduate study (apply online, download an application (pdf) or request by e-mail).
  • Three letters of recommendation from educators/administrators who can attest to your leadership qualities, communication skills, personal motivation, and capacity to succeed in graduate study.
  • A 1,000-word statement of purpose describing your personal and professional goals and how graduate study at Elmhurst College will help you achieve those goals.
  • Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions you have attended (Elmhurst College alumni do not need to request a copy of their Elmhurst transcripts).
  • A copy of your Illinois professional educator license.
  • A current résumé including:
    1. Teaching certification and endorsements with expiration and renewal dates.
    2. Your undergraduate degree and graduate courses you’ve completed.
    3. A record of your teaching experience with years of teaching clearly indicated.
    4. Your professional development activities.
    5. Information on leadership roles you’ve held in your school or community.

After an review of your application materials is completed, program faculty will request an admission interview. 

To be an at-large graduate student and enroll in courses for the special education, ESL and bilingual endorsements, please submit*:

  • An application for admission for graduate study (apply online, download an application (pdf) or request by e-mail).
  • Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions you have attended (Elmhurst College alumni do not need to request a copy of their Elmhurst transcripts).
  • A copy of your Illinois professional educator license.

*At large graduate students are considered non-degree seeking students.

Application Deadlines
Students may apply to this program for the fall, spring and summer terms. Preferred deadlines are: July 1 for fall term, January 1 for spring term, and May 1 for summer term. Applications will be accepted continuously throughout the year.

Students from outside the United States must also submit the following:

  • An official course-by-course evaluation in English by a foreign credentials agency of all university transcripts (along with copies of the transcripts themselves).
  • Proof of English proficiency, as evidenced by a minimum score of 550 on the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or a minimum score of 213 on the computer-based TOEFL.
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