Colleges and Schools

Admission Requirements

Admission requirements to the master of arts in literacy, language, and culture (MALLC) are intended to help you meet the Illinois state requirements for the appropriate endorsements upon completion of your program. Along with our convenient online, no-fee application, you will need:


  1. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, generally with a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  2. Proof of a current, valid teaching license
  3. Names and contact information for three individuals who can provide professional letters of recommendation on your behalf
  4. Official transcripts from all colleges and universities you have attended, sent directly to North Park University:


North Park University Admissions
3225 W Foster Ave., Box 19
Chicago, IL 60625

GPA Requirement

Generally, only students with 3.0 out of 4.0 GPA in undergraduate work will be considered for admission to this program. However, candidates with lower GPAs may be considered if they submit strong GRE or MAT exam scores.

Application Process

Review our complete graduate education application process for more details on the process and timeline of your application. Teachers may begin coursework in the MALLC program during any of North Park's class terms throughout the year—fall, spring, or summer.