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 Your major will not be reflected on NEIUport until a few days after your successful admission to the GCOE. 

  • Complete the Tk20 submission. Use your student NEIU login username and password. View Tk20 instructions. If currently not enrolled in classes, see Login Help.

    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. 

*Note: IEIN and fingerprinting are not required for Human Resource Development, Community Health or Inner City Studies candidates.