Teacher Approvals and Endorsements
Expanding and Specializing Teacher Certification
Approvals and Endorsements are additions to an Illinois elementary, secondary, or K-12 teaching certificate that permit a teacher to expand and develop their career. The School of Education has four specific programs described in these Academic Planning Guides:
Admission Requirements and Application Process
North Park University maintains a rolling admissions process for non-degree programs in education. We accept applications right up until classes begin. However, we encourage you to apply well in advance of the start of your first term. This will ensure you are prepared for the program and get the classes you prefer.
All applicants must supply official transcripts from all colleges and universities they have attended. A transcript is only considered official if it is an original copy, sealed by the institution and sent directly to North Park University at this address:
Office of Graduate Admissions
3225 W Foster Avenue Box 40
Chicago, IL 60625
All applicants must complete the online application.
Decisions on Admission
Your application will be reviewed by an admissions committee only when all materials have been received by the University. You will be informed of the committee's decision by both US Mail and by either phone or email within two weeks of completing your application. All documents submitted become the property of North Park University and cannot be returned to the applicant at any time.