Master of Arts in Inclusive Education

The Master of Arts (M.A.) in Inclusive Education program leads to licensure in regular education and cross categorical special education. There are two tracks in the program: Initial Licensure Track and Extended Licensure Track.

The Initial Licensure Track is a graduate-level program for candidates without a previous teaching license who want to become prepared to teach children with a wide variety of educational needs. This track leads to licensure in both Regular Education and Cross Categorical Special Education at the Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence Level. A unique feature of this program is that the student teaching requirements for both licensure areas can be accomplished in one semester, resulting in earlier program completion and program cost savings. This is the only post-baccalaureate program of its kind offered in the state of Wisconsin.  Students can also continue on to earn the M.A. in Inclusive Education degree. All credits taken for licensure count towards the master's degree.

The Extended Licensure Track is a graduate-level program for licensed regular education teachers who would like to become certified in special education. This track leads to licensure in Cross Categorical Special Education at the Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence level.

Students can also continue on to earn the M.A. in Inclusive Education degree. All credits taken for licensure count towards the master's degree.

Courses Are Available

Hybrid
Evening
Main Campus

Program Details

●  Credits: 34
●  Cost per Credit: $680 (2017-18)

Transfer Credits You Already Earned

A maximum of nine graduate credits may be transferred from another accredited degree-granting institution. Download our guide that explains credit acquisition.

Application Process and Requirements


Academic and Professional Requirements 

  • Prior Education
    • 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).
  • Professional Credential and Competency
    • A valid Wisconsin teaching license is required for the Extended Licensure Track only.

Admissions Application and Transcripts

  • Complete the Admissions Application
    Submit the admissions application which is free to complete online. Stritch does not have an application deadline, however, for priority admission consideration, please submit application materials by:
    • July 15 for the fall semester
    • December 1 for the spring semester
  • Request Transcripts
    • Have official transcripts from each college or university you attended delivered directly to the Office of Admissions. Cardinal Stritch University alumni and current students should inquire with the admission counselor about locating transcripts already on file.
    • Transcripts from institutions outside of the United States require a course-by-course evaluation with GPA. Request the official report from ECE or WES to be sent directly to the Office of Admissions. Allow time for the evaluation to be completed since it could take up to 4-6 weeks to be created.
  • Information for International Students
    If your prior education was not conducted in English, you must demonstrate proficiency with acceptable scores from the TOEFL, IELTS, or an ESL program. Review the language and academic requirements to know if you are prepared for studying at Stritch. Review the We can also help you obtain an F-1 student visa.

Two Attitude and Disposition Questionnaires

Attitude and disposition questionnaires should be completed by two individuals who know you in a professional or academic relationship (i.e., supervisors, colleagues, advisors).

Personal Essay

Your personal essay should be typed, double-spaced and two pages in length. Please tell us why you want to pursue teaching or a new licensure, the path you have taken to get here, and the dedication you will have to the program.

Official Test Scores

Candidates must submit scores from one of the following tests. Applicants can use scores from the ACT, SAT or GRE in place of the Core. Licensed teachers are exempt from the testing requirement. Students not meeting passing admission score requirements may be eligible for conditional admittance which can be discussed with admissions.

  • Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core)
    Request that an official copy of your Core scores be sent to our Office of Graduate Admissions. The passing score for each test is: Reading 156, Writing 162, Math 150. These tests are administered by Educational Testing Service (ETS). Tests are offered by appointment at Prometric Testing Centers. Official scores are available 2 to 3 weeks after taking the tests. Applicants may be admitted with a combination of passing scores on the Praxis/PPST and Core tests.
  • ACT Test
    Composite Score of 23 with minimum score of 20 on English, Math, and Reading. Scores must have been received within 10 years of the acceptance date into this education program.
  • SAT Test
    Composite Score of 1070 with minimum score of 450 on Math and Verbal. Scores must have been received within 10 years of the acceptance date into this education program.
  • GRE Revised General Test
    Composite Score of 298 with minimum score of 150 on Verbal and 145 on Math. Only scores after 8/11/2011 will be accepted.

Send Application Materials to Admissions

Submit the application online and have additional materials sent to:

Cardinal Stritch University
Graduate Admissions
6801 N. Yates Road, #516
Milwaukee, WI  53217-3985
 

Contact Your Counselor


Begin the admission process with Kristina or contact her to follow-up on your current application.

Kristina Meekins

(414) 410-4061 or (800) 347-8822
kameekins@stritch.edu

Funding Your Education

Stritch is competitively priced to make graduate education affordable. Counselors in our Financial Aid Office know that each student is unique and they are dedicated to helping identify ways to help students fund their education. Learn more about our tuition and the financial aid process.

 

Alumni Network

Students, families, and employers know Stritch as a university that helps students find their mission, develop new skills, gain relevant career experience, and expand their professional networks. With a network of more than 34,000 graduates, our alumni are successful in their roles at nonprofits, schools, small companies, health care organizations, corporations, and entrepreneurial ventures.

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