English as a Second Language (ESL) Endorsement
Fall: June 1
Applicants who are admitted need to commit to attending Loyola by July 1st.
Cohort Model: This program is following a cohort model. A cohort of students who attend together all of the required courses leading to a degree. In this model, students benefit from networking and building professional relationships with one another during the course of their program. Once a cohort is formed, the students remain together for the duration of their endorsement program. The development of the cohort is contingent upon reaching the required numbers of enrolled students.
A Completed Application Form
You may submit your application form online.
Students currently enrolled in a program leading to teacher licensure need to complete the
re-application form and submit it directly to the Coordinator of Student Academic Services, School of Education, 820 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611. No other documents are required.
Applicants must submit official transcripts for all undergraduate and any graduate work. To be eligible for admission, your transcript must show an earned bachelor's degree or a bachelor’s degree in progress. Certified copies of transcripts are acceptable; faxed copies of transcripts are not considered official. If you attended Loyola University Chicago previously, you do not need to request transcripts; we have them on record.
Transcripts must show a GPA of at least a 3.0. In exceptional cases, applicants whose undergraduate GPA is below 3.0 may be admitted. Each program area gives meaningful consideration to the applicant's graduate GPA, recommendations, professional experience and reasons for pursuing a graduate program, as well as to the diversity of the student body.
One Letter of Recommendation and One Reference
We ask that you submit one letter of recommendation and list one additional contact the application committee may follow up with directly. Recommenders and References may be academic or professional in nature.
If you supply your recommender’s email address as part of your completed online application form, then your recommendation letter may be submitted online. Or, your recommender may choose to mail them to:
Graduate & Professional Enrollment Management
820 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
A Personal Statement
Your statement should be 1-3 pages, and you should describe your:
- Academic and research interests, as well as your professional goals
- Life experiences that have influenced your view of social justice
Illinois Teaching License
Proof of a Professional Educator License should be submitted. (Not required for students currently enrolled in a Loyola initial teacher preparation program.)