How to Apply to the Goodwin College of Education
Contact your Goodwin College of Education (GCOE) Professional Advisor to prepare for declaration of your major. Submit the signed Declaration of Major form by email to email@example.com. Your major will not be reflected on NEIUport until a few days after your successful admission to the GCOE.
PLEASE NOTE: The application period for Fall 2020 admissions has ended, as of July 17, 2020. The Tk20 application for Spring 2021 admissions will open Aug. 10, 2020, with the usual deadline of Oct. 25, 2020.
Tk20 submission must include:
- Transcripts. Unofficial NEIU transcripts are acceptable if they show these minimum admission requirements:
- "C” or better in ENGL-101 OR ENG-102
- “C” or better in college-level math leading to NEIU math competency (3 credit hours)
- A cumulative GPA of 2.50 (on a 4.0 scale)
- 30 semester credit hours at NEIU or from a transfer institution
Otherwise, also the transfer transcripts from previous institutions are required.
Names and email addresses for two Academic References: professors or instructors who have observed you in an academic setting. Notify your academic references with an email prepared for you in the above link, to alert them of this request.
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Illinois Educator Identification Number (IEIN).* This seven-digit number needed for a future teacher can be retrieved or created at Educator Licensure Information System (ELIS).
Provide Fingerprint Background Check results by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Fingerprinting is required from candidates applying to teacher preparation programs, who must pass federal and State of Illinois background checks, per the State of Illinois School Code.*
*Note: IEIN and fingerprinting are not required for Human Resource Development, Community Health or Inner City Studies candidates.