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

  • 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 539 Technologies to Teach: An Introduction to Instructional Technology
  • EMA 541 Elementary Middle Content Methods
  • EMA 551 Advanced Elem/Mid Methods
  • EMA 563 Advanced Elem/Mid Literacy & Learning
  • EMA 575 Advanced Elem/Mid Classroom Management  
  • INED 510 Inclusive Education MC-EA Field Experience II
  • INED 520 Inclusive Education MC-EA Field Experience III  
  • INED 534 Autism/Related Communication Needs
  • INED 536 Individual Education Plans
  • MUE 525 Supporting Individual Student Needs
  • MUE 545 Supporting Students in the School Environment
  • MUE 555 Collaborating with Families and Communities
  • MUE 565 Formal and Informal Assessment
  • 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
  • EMA 604 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

If you have completed the certification portion of the MAIE program and you are ready to complete your master’s degree, click here for the degree completion and registration information.