School of Education
The School of Education accepts graduate applications on a rolling basis for its graduate
programs. If you would like to be considered for admission, you must complete the
application process. Completion of the application process includes submission of
a complete, online Graduate Student Application, and all supplemental items required for that program (see Admission Requirements
below). The first step is to submit the application (you will indicate the program,
preferred location and start term for which you are applying on the application itself
as you are filling it out). After submitting said application, you will receive an
email within 24 hours confirming receipt of your application and providing you with
next steps. A representative will then contact you with information about what is
needed to complete the application process, where and how to submit supplemental documents
and to answer questions. Once all required documents have been received, an admission
decision can be made.
For more information, please call the Office of Graduate Admission at 773-298-3053.
- A completed Graduate Student Application (no application fee).
- Personal statement. In approximately 300-400 words, address the rationale for pursuit of the program and assess your strengths and limitations.
- Two professional recommendations. Recommendations must come from individuals with whom you have an academic and/or professional relationship (supervisors, professors, coworkers, etc. are acceptable); and they must address your strengths and limitations related to the program for which you are applying.
- Official transcript(s) from the institution(s) from which a bachelor's degree was received. If more than
one institution was attended, transcripts from the additional institutions may or
may not be required, depending on the program for which you are applying and other
factors. You will be notified as to which transcripts are needed after your application
If the applicant's post-secondary education was completed at a non-U.S. institution, an official, course-by-course transcript evaluation by ECE, WES, or Educational Perspectives must be submitted in lieu of transcripts.
- Illinois BSR (Basic Skills Requirement) results. Applicants to an initial licensure program must provide documentation of having taken one of the three current tests that can be used to satisfy the state of Illinois BSR (TAP as provided by the Illinois Licensure Testing System (ILTS), ACT w/ Writing, or SAT). Specific test results will determine next steps for the applicant. We are happy to explain the BSR in further detail and answer questions so please feel free to call our Office of Graduate Admission at 773-298-3053. Note: Record of passing the now nonexistent Illinois Basic Skills Test 096 at any time in the past waives the BSR.
- Saint Xavier University's School of Education welcomes all career changers and students wishing to transfer in who wish to obtain teacher licensure. Some programs require a review of transcripts to determine if, and how, coursework already completed may transfer and satisfy program requirements. An evaluation of your transcripts will be conducted in our School of Education if you are admitted into the program for which you've applied.
International students have additional application/admission requirements. See Supplementary Admission Criteria for International Students.
Graduate Education Programs