Aurora University

Admission Requirements

All candidates seeking admission to the Reading Instruction Program must:

  • Have a valid Illinois professional educator license (early childhood, elementary, secondary, special PreK-12, or preschool-age 21).
  • Be in a current full-time teaching position, and have two or more years of teaching experience in a PreK-12 setting.
Applicants to the master's program must also submit a current resume documenting two or more years of teaching experience in A PreK-12 setting, or other educationally related fields, and current employment information, focusing on increasing student achievement.

Admission process

  • A completed Graduate Application for Admission.
  • Transcripts (official, sealed in envelope) from the last degree earned: undergraduate degree indicating a GPA of 2.75 or higher or a graduate degree indicating a GPA of 3.0 or higher, both based on a 4.0 scale. Aurora University accepts official electronic transcripts at
  • A recommendation from your current building principal or direct supervisor.