A student applying to a graduate certificate program must:
have earned a four-year bachelor's degree or its equivalent from a college or university that is accredited by the appropriate regional accrediting association
present official transcripts from each college or university other than Illinois State at which graduate, undergraduate, or non-degree credit was earned. Transcripts can be emailed from the university to Admissions@IllinoisState.edu or mailed in a sealed envelope to: Office of Admissions, 201 Hovey Hall, Campus Box 2200, Normal, IL 61790-2200
International students can learn more about specific application requirements by visiting the Office of Admissions.
Additional Program Admission Requirements
A student applying to this program must:
submit a current resume
submit a cover letter outlining professional goals
submit a Certificate of Orientation and Mobility or evidence of Illinois teacher licensure in Low Vision/Blindness
submit a letter documenting a minimum of one year of successful teaching or O&M experience
provide email addresses for three individuals willing to submit a letter of recommendation for the applicant
Applicants may be asked to provide further information or to participate in an interview process to determine a match between their previous preparation, current goals, and the focus of the plan of study. Admission portfolios are reviewed and acted upon by the department Graduate Coordinator.
Admission Dates and Deadlines
Deadline for receipt of all application materials is March 30, 2018.