Admission Requirements

Master of Arts (M.A.) in Urban Education


To qualify for admission to graduate studies at Cardinal Stritch University, you must have:

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  • A grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale (probationary acceptance may be granted)
  • Applicants educated outside of the U.S. must follow academic admission procedures relating to English ability and credential evaluation described on the International Admissions webpage

To gain admission to the Master of Arts (M.A.) in Urban Education program, you must also provide:

  • Passing scores on the Praxis I: Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST), or passing score on the ACT, SAT, or GRE test within the last 5 years.
  • Proof of access to a classroom environment for at least three and one-half hours per day for two semesters during the program (either through current employment working under emergency licensure, as a paraprofessional or through volunteer hours) and full-day access for one semester of student teaching.
  • Two attitude and disposition questionnaires from professionals who have served in a supervisory capacity and can attest to your likelihood for success in the program
  • A personal essay, not more than two pages in length, outlining your reasons for seeking teacher certification, life experiences that may have affected this career choice, and the reasons you are interested in becoming an urban educator