NCATE Accreditation

Stritch’s College of Education and Leadership is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

The college’s NCATE accreditation is based on evidence that demonstrates that students who earn a degree in education from Stritch are high performing teachers who can connect theory to practice and be effective in an actual P-12 classroom.

The college is also approved by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction to offer licensure programs in education.

View the most recent Title II report card and recent test pass rates.

DPI Annual Reports

In 2011, The Wisconsin State Legislature passed Act 166, which requires the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) to produce an annual report of the State’s educator preparation programs (EPP). The report must include information on program completers and first time passage rates on the state required performance assessments.

The first report, 2013 Educator Preparation Program (EPP) Annual Report, provides information on candidates who completed a Wisconsin EPP between September 1, 2011 and August 31, 2012 and were endorsed for Wisconsin licensure. It also provides valuable information on completers who applied for Wisconsin licensure and their employment in Wisconsin Public Schools the subsequent year. The annual report includes aggregated statewide data on all Wisconsin test takers during the report year. 

Cardinal Stritch University is proud of our history in preparing Wisconsin teachers and administrators. We have been NCATE accrediated for over 30 years and our licensure programs have always been approved by the DPI, which proves the quality of rigor of our education programs. The data presented here is a small portion of data we use to evaluate and improve our programs on an annual basis. We are excited about the release of this data, and future data related to test scores and employment that will help us improve our programs even further. While this data offers us a good first step, we are open to discussing the release of even more data at the state and national level with DPI and our accreditors. 

If you have any questions on the data presented by the Annual Report, please contact