To apply to the master of arts in education (elevation) program, please submit the following:

  • The online application
  • $25 application fee
  • Two letters of recommendation from professional references (letters from family members or current School of Education students are not acceptable)
  • A written personal statement
  • Official transcripts from every college or university attended (transcripts must be received by the School of Education in a sealed envelope from the college or university)

All admission documents should be submitted to:

Dominican University
Graduate Admission Operations
Mazzuchelli Hall 266
7900 W. Division Street
River Forest, IL 60305

An applicants must complete the admission process to the selected degree or endorsement/approval program prior to the first term of enrollment. Any exceptions require the approval of the director of the School of Education. Applicants must register for courses before the first class meeting.

Transfer of Credit

Up to six semester hours of appropriate graduate-level credit from an accredited college or university may be accepted in transfer at the time of matriculation. The applicant must provide:

  • A copy of the course description as printed in the catalog of the institution attended, and
  • An official transcript demonstrating an earned grade of B or better and that the course was completed within the previous 5 years.
Admission Requirements

Upon completion of one of the School of Education's endorsement programs, Master of Arts in Education candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • Hold a valid Professional Educator License (PEL)
  • Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and no grade lower than a C in any endorsement coursework
  • Have completed at least one half of their endorsement courses at Dominican University
  • Complete additional coursework to total 30 semester hours