Certification/Degree Requirements

Requirements for dual certification in Regular Education and Cross Categorical Special Education Certification 


To be eligible for Wisconsin teacher certification, you must meet all of these program requirements:

  • Teaching methods courses in Stritch's 54 credit Master of Arts (M.A.) in Inclusive Education program
  • Field experience placements totaling 150 hours over three semesters
  • One semester of student teaching, included in Stritch's 54 credit M.A. in Inclusive Education program
  • Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction General Education Requirements
    (undergraduate level courses from previous institutions may be used to satisfy these requirements):
    • Written Communication
    • Oral Communication
    • Mathematics
    • Biological Science
    • Physical Science
    • Literature/Humanities
    • General Psychology
    • Fine Arts/Humanities
    • Western World History
    • Non-Western World History
  • Passing scores on the Praxis I: Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST), or passing score on the ACT, SAT, or GRE test (prior to program admission)
  • Passing score on the Praxis II (prior to student teaching)
  • Passing score on the Foundations of Reading Test (due prior to student teaching)

Required courses for dual certification in:
MC-EA Regular Education & MC-EA Cross-Categorical Special Education
                                                        or
MC-EA Regular Education & EA-A Cross-Categorical Special Education

  • EMA 500 Elem/Mid Seminar
  • EMA 511 Elem/Mid Fundamentals of Instruction
  • EMA 523 Elem/Mid Theories of Literacy & Learning
  • EMA 530 Elem/Mid Field Experience I
  • EMA 550  Benchmark I: Foundational Competencies of Teaching
  • EMA 535 Elem/Mid Classroom Management
  • EMA 543 Math Methods
  • EMA 544 Science Methods
  • EMA 546 Social Studies Methods   
  • EMA 547 Fine Arts Methods
  • EMA 551 Advanced Elem/Mid Methods
  • EMA 563 Advanced Elem/Mid Literacy & Learning
  • EMA 575  Advanced Elem/Mid Classroom Management   
  • INED 502 Inclusive Education Curriculum & Methods I 
  • INED 504 Inclusive Education Curriculum & Methods II 
  • INED 508 Inclusive Education Assessment & Diagnosis 
  • INED 510 Inclusive Education MC-EA Field Experience II 
  • INED 520 Inclusive Education MC-EA Field Experience III
  • INED 530 Behavior Interventions 
  • INED 532 Transition       
  • INED 534 Autism/Related Communication Needs
  • INED 536 Individual Education Plans 
  • INED 580 Inclusive Education MC-EA Seminar II
  • INED 581 Inclusive Education MC-EA Benchmark II: Teacher Candidate Portfolio
  • INED 592 Student Teaching Inclusive Education MC-EA
  • INED 604 Inclusive Education Professional Development Seminar                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Requirements for Graduation with Master's Degree

To qualify for graduation from the M.A. in Inclusive Education degree program, you must also have:

  • Earned the 54 credits required for certification, along with the seven to eight credits listed below, within seven consecutive academic years
  • A minimum overall grade point average of 3.0, with no individual grade below a B-

Required Courses for Masters Degree

  • CED 549 Technology-Based Research Statistics
  • EDM 624 Research Methodology
  • EDM 634 Action Research Application