College of Education > Academics > Leadership, Language & Curriculum > Graduate Programs > Educational Leadership (MA/MEd) > Admission Requirements > Educational Leadership - Principal Admission
DePaul offers several options for students seeking Principal Endorsement at the master's level: an Educational Leadership - Principal master's degree program, with Principal and Catholic Principal concentration options, or a
Principal Endorsement program.
To be eligible to enroll in the Educational Leadership - Principal master's degree program, students must have a bachelor's degree, two years of full-time teaching experience within the last five years, on a valid Illinois teaching license, and a passing score on either the Illinois Basic Skills Test or the Test of Academic Proficiency.
To enroll in the Principal Endorsement program, students must have a bachelor's degree, a master's degree in education, two years of full-time teaching experience within the last five years, on a valid Illinois teaching license, and a passing score on either the Illinois Basic Skills test or the Test of Academic Proficiency.
A complete application to the Educational Leadership - Principal master's degree program or the Principal Endorsement program will include the following materials:
Applicants who have earned a degree outside of the U.S. or who will be considered international students must submit additional materials. Visit our
International Students page for more information.
Applicants can upload supplemental application materials, send requests for letters of recommendation, and pay the application fee through our online application system.
The Educational Leadership - Principal master's degree program and the Principal Endorsement program admit new students in the fall, winter, and spring quarters. The program offers rolling admission, but regular deadlines are set to assure students full consideration for admission and financial aid. These programs will continue to accept and process applications after the regular deadline if space is available.
Applicants will be required to participate in an interview with Educational Leadership program faculty as part of the admission process. Once a complete application has been submitted, the Office of Graduate Admission will contact the applicant to schedule an interview.
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