College of Education & Leadership

We have a reputation for innovative, cutting-edge programs. Stritch was the first institution in southeastern Wisconsin to introduce a master of arts in reading and special education, and our educational leadership program has won awards for excellence. Our undergraduate certificate in leadership is the first of its kind in the state.


We Are Known for Educating Teachers and Leaders 

We have a reputation in Wisconsin of excellence in teacher development, leadership development, literacy and language development, and civic engagement. With a commitment to social justice we offer a variety of degree programs as well as neighborhood projects within all facets of community.

In our attempt to understand the diversity of issues in the urban, suburban and rural communities, the College of Education and Leadership has built genuine relationships with stakeholders within the communities, and has constructed a vision that supports growth and sustainability.

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Flexible Options for Working Adults

Our degree and certification programs are offered in semester, accelerated and online formats. Courses are scheduled with working adults in mind and are offered at convenient locations. The College is also accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and the   Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI).

New Program: MS in Higher Education Student Affairs Leadership

The Master of Science in Higher Education Student Affairs Leadership is offered by our College of Education and Leadership and available 100% online. This program focuses on how to prepare leaders for working with people of different ages, gender, ethnicity, religion, sexual identity, abilities, socioeconomic status, language, and customs by providing the knowledge, skills and understanding of human development, the emotional and psychological needs of students, their financial needs, the impacts of budgetary decisions on working with students, overseeing campus life activities, recruitment, advisement, student life, and all other aspects of students’ academic development.

Students in the program will learn how to better understand and appreciate the needs of diverse populations as a result of their education. The program prepares individuals as leaders to become aware of the different functions and services offered in an academic institution that a student would encounter.  

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