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, or do so within one academic year
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 one of these programs must submit:
cover letter outlining professional goals
evidence of one year of successful teaching experience. This can come from an administrator or HR representative.
official GRE scores if you have less than a cumulative 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (use institution code 1319)
International students applying to this program must have a TOEFL score of at least 79 iBT or IELTS score of 6.5 band. Due to limited on-campus courses, immigration documentation cannot be issued for students seeking F-1 or J-1 status.
names and email addresses of two references for letters of recommendation within the online application
Letters should include:
how long the recommender has known the candidate
information about the candidate’s professional work experiences
characteristics the candidate possesses which would help them be successful in a graduate program
candidates should make sure the recommender has information about them and sufficient time to write a comprehensive letter
screenshot of your "my credentials" page from your Educator Licensure Information System (ELIS) account. Be sure your name and endorsement(s) are visible.