Application Checklist

M.A. Language and Literacy


Please send all application materials to:

Cardinal Stritch University
Office of Graduate Admissions, Box 437
6801 N. Yates Road
Milwaukee, WI 53217-3985

Application for Admission to the M.A. in Language and Literacy (formerly Reading/Language Arts) program
Apply online (the application fee is waived for those who apply online).
Please note that those interested in this program should choose the Reading Teacher Certification option on the online application for admission.

Official Transcripts
Official transcripts (from every college or university attended) must be submitted in a sealed envelope directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions. We suggest that you request your transcripts as soon as possible. Your application cannot be reviewed until we have them in hand. It is not necessary to request transcripts for work that you completed at Cardinal Stritch University.

Teaching License
Your valid Wisconsin teaching licensure will be verified through the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction’s website. If your current license is from another state, you must send a photocopy to the graduate admissions office. If your license has lapsed, or you do not have a teaching license, you must receive approval from your academic advisor to be admitted to this program.

Two Attitude and Disposition Questionnaires
Attitude and disposition questionnaires should be completed by two individuals. Your building principal or department leader should complete one, and another individual who can comment on your professional leadership abilities should complete the other.

Financial Aid
Individuals interested in applying for a Federal Student Loan should follow the steps for the graduate financial aid process.