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Early Childhood Education, MEd Application, with Type 04 Certificate OptionAll applicants are required to upload their documents and academic credentials electronically to satisfy both program-specific requirements and admission/institutional requirements. Please visit the Graduate Admissions website for more details on the document upload process:
Strand A leads to the MEd with the Type 04 Certificate.
Strand B leads to the MEd only.
The following documents must be completed online or uploaded to Admissions:
- The UIC Graduate Application (both strands)
- The application fee (both strands)
- Transcripts (both strands)
Upload undergraduate transcripts for your last 60 hours of the undergraduae degree and all graduate transcripts.
- TOEFL or IELTS test scores (for International Applicants only) - both strands
- College of Education M.Ed. application (both strands)
- 3 letters of recommendation (both strands)
These letters should address the applicant's academic qualifications, research ability/experience and ability to carry on advanced degree studies. Letters may be from current or former professors or supervisors. At least one letter should be from someone who can address your experience working with children.
- Complete a questionnaire and written statement (pdf) regarding experience with young children (both strands)
- Complete an interview with a faculty member in your program of interest. The department will contact you to schedule this (strand A only)
- Basic Skills Test/Test of Academic Proficiency.ACT or SAT waiver (strand A only)
Have your Basic Skills Test or Test of Academic Proficiency results sent to the College of Education at UIC or submit a copy of your scores. You must pass the Basic Skills or Test of Academic Proficiency (ILTS) test. The Illinois State Board of Education has approved the use of ACT/SAT scores in lieu of a passing score on the TAP. For more information on ACT/SAT test use, see the Council on Teacher Education webpage. For more information or other questions, contact your advisor in the College of Education, the Council on Teacher Education, or the Illinois Board of Education Professional Certification and Testing Division. Visit www.il.nesinc.com for information about the tests.
International students should visit UIC’s Admissions website for current application deadlines.