Aurora University

Admission requirements


  • A current resume documenting two or more years of teaching (or other education-related fields) and current employment information that focuses on student achievement; and
  • A valid Type 75 Administrative Certificate along with a background in one of the following: Special Education, School Social Work, School Psychology or Speech/Language Pathology. You must also have at least two years professional work experience in the specific background areas.

Admission process

  • A completed Graduate Application for Admission
  • Transcripts (official, sealed in envelope) for all prior college and/or university credit. Aurora University accepts official electronic transcripts at
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution with an average GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. If your grade point average is below that of a 3.0, you may be accepted on a probationary basis. If probationary status is granted, a formal review will be conducted by the program director after completion of the first three courses, in which a 3.0 average must be maintained or you will not be able to continue the program
  • Two letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with your professional potential related to this field*
  • Pass a National Background Check (Criminal Activity and Sex Offender); completed after admission
  • One recommendation letter from your current building principal or direct supervisor