College of Education > Admission & Aid > Graduate Admission > Admission Requirements
Whether you are preparing to become a teacher, counselor or principal, or if you are looking for options for enhancing your knowledge and skill as an educator, the College of Education offers excellent degree programs at the master's and doctoral levels, as well as endorsement and licensure programs that will enable you to gain additional professional educator credentials.
Admission eligibility and application requirements vary by graduate program; please select your program of interest on the list below to learn more.
The College of Education offers a broad range of master’s degrees for prospective students who want to earn initial teaching or counseling licensure, as well as for education professionals who want to add credentials to their existing professional licensure.
The College of Education's doctoral program enables students to build upon their existing knowledge and skills to enhance their understanding of one of three concentration areas.
The College of Education's Education Specialist program enables students to build upon their existing knowledge and skills to enhance their understanding of their concentration area.
The College of Education's licensure and endorsement programs allow students to gain professional credentials; the requirements for these programs meet the specific course work and field experience requirements set by the State of Illinois.
Initial Teaching Licensure (PEL) with Endorsement:
The College of Education admits non-degree seeking students who wish to take a course or courses to complete prerequisites for admission, professional development or personal enrichment. (Course work completed in non-degree status may or may not be applicable to a degree program; it is subject to approval by an advisor and appropriate department chair.)
To apply as a non-degree student, please submit the following materials:
If you were previously admitted to a DePaul College of Education program but have been absent for more than one year, you must apply to be readmitted to your program.
To apply to be readmitted to a master's degree, endorsement or licensure program, please submit the following materials:
To apply to be readmitted to the doctorate program, please submit the following materials: