Elementary Education

The Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education at Cardinal Stritch University prepares teachers to impact student learning through research-based methodologies and strong, positive relationships. We approach teacher education as a reflective, rigorous process through which teacher candidates learn about themselves, their students, and educational practice so our graduates can make the decisions necessary to impact student learning positively across all contexts and with all students.

This program is accredited by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. The education of teachers is a joint venture of the University and the public and private schools. The UGTE program at Stritch provides early and continuing experiences in public, private and professional development schools. The theme of “bridging knowledge, practice and service” is woven through all elements of the programs. Program outcomes are grounded in the Wisconsin content and teacher standards for licensure.

Courses Are Available

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Program Details

●  Credits: 120
●  Tuition/Semester: $14,422 (2017-18)
●  Tuition/Year: $28,844 (2017-18)

Additional Information

Our program is aligned with the best practices in teacher education and closely connect with both the Literacy and Special Education departments.  We want you to be confident in your ability to teach any student, anywhere, within your certification areas. We want to make sure that you’re in the classroom within your first two semester of program coursework so you can decide if this field is for you and begin the process of authentic teaching and learning.

Program outcomes are grounded in the Wisconsin Teacher Standards for licensure. We integrate small classes, classroom experiences, current technology, and the firm commitment to make a difference in the lives of our graduates’ future students. We know that you are entering this field to make a difference in the world, and we want to make sure you’re ready to fulfill that dream. We also offer a “dual certification” model in which students can combine regular certification with special education certification and graduate from our program with increased marketability.

Transfer Credits You Already Earned

A total of 120 semester credits are required for graduation, with at least 30 major course credits taken at Cardinal Stritch University. A maximum of 90 credits may be transferred from another accredited degree-granting institution and applied to fulfill major course requirements.

In the admission process you will need to provide transcripts from each college or university you attended. We will review the courses you already took to find out what will transfer to Stritch. Download our guide that explains credit acquisition or view a list of institutions we partnered with to establish articulation agreements.

Admission Requirements


Freshman Applicants

  • Complete the Admissions Application
    Submit the admissions application which is free to complete online.
  • Request Transcripts
    Have official high school transcripts delivered directly to the Office of Admissions from your school. We will also review GED scores of 250 or above.
  • Send ACT or SAT Scores
    Provide an official score report from the ACT or SAT. High school graduates out of school for over one year do not need to submit scores.
  • 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.

Transfer Student Applicants

  • Complete the Admissions Application 
    Submit the  admissions application which is free to complete online.
  • Request Transcripts
    Have official transcripts from each college or university delivered directly to the Office of Admissions. 
  • 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.

Contact Admissions


Our counselors know that each student is unique, which is why they are ready to help you throughout the entire process. Get started by reaching out to the Office of Admissions.

Office of Admissions 

6801 N. Yates Road
Milwaukee, WI 53217 
Phone: (414) 410-4040 or (800) 347-8822
Email: admissions@stritch.edu  

Funding Your Education

The undergraduate degree programs are competitively priced to make your education affordable. Our counselors in the Financial Aid Office know how to help students locate all options available for funding 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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