College of Education > Admission & Aid > Graduate Admission > Admission Requirements > Superintendent Endorsement Interview Process
Thank you for applying to DePaul's Superintendent Licensure program. Our committee has completed a very thorough review of your application materials and believes your credentials demonstrate academic promise. We would like to invite you to participate in the next phase of the application process, which involves a required on-campus interview.
To schedule an interview, please contact Alyssa Hepker at
(773) 325-4806 or by
Prior to your interview date, you will be required to submit a portfolio. Once the admission office receives your portfolio, you will receive an email that acknowledges receipt. If your portfolio is not received by your scheduled interview date, the interview will be cancelled.
You should be prepared to complete an on-site writing exercise that addresses a topic in education during the interview.
Each candidate must meet the following minimum portfolio requirements below.
The admissions portfolio must include but is not limited to:
Evidence to meet the above areas can include (but is not limited to) any of the following:
(Per 23 Illinois Administrative Code, Part 33, Section 33.60 (c)(1-6))
Please note, a portfolio must be submitted before the interview date. If your portfolio is not received by your scheduled interview date, the interview will be canceled.
Portfolios may be submitted via email to
firstname.lastname@example.org or postal mail to the following address:
Office of Graduate Admission
2400 North Sheffield Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614-2215
Candidates will be asked to make a 10 – 15 minute presentation with the slides to provide the selection committee with a picture of their professional identity as well as their success as a school leader. Presentations should include an overview of their educational background and professional experiences, their successes as a school leader with documentation, evidence of their leadership position, and a reflection about their goals and plans for the future.
An interview with two or three faculty will provide an opportunity for candidates to become familiar with the program and the faculty, as well as an opportunity for faculty members to get to know prospective candidates. This will also provide faculty with the opportunity to review the candidate’s admission portfolio and ask questions where appropriate.