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Kellner College of Education, Literacy and Leadership (COELL)

Educating educators and leaders for change

The cross-cultural and critical thinking skills that are necessary in a global, diverse and ever-changing world are hallmarks of the curriculum in each program. Kellner College undergraduate, master’s and doctoral programs focus on both theory and application, preparing Stritch graduates to become reflective practitioners and to succeed in the communities where they live, work, serve and lead.

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Innovative partnership to help close the gap

Cardinal Stritch University and the Racine Unified School District (RUSD) have launched an innovative partnership to improve student performance and help offset the learning loss students are facing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 80 educators from RUSD are currently enrolled in Cardinal Stritch University’s Reading Teacher Licensure program.

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Committed to education and literacy

Growing stronger after 85 years

Clavon Byrd, '02, '09

Education Professor

We have a very high placement rate. School districts call me to ask for Stritch teachers because they know how to hit the ground running. Stritch teachers and administrators permeate the state and beyond. We are proud of our reputation. 

Tecy Yarn, '22

Doctorate: Leadership for the Advancement of Learning and Service

The EDLSP program offers theoretical foundations and practical applications. The coursework and experiences prepare you to achieve in the communities where you live, work, serve and lead. The most valuable part of my work experience has been providing the space to build relationships in the school/neighborhood community, and the district. 

Jenna Brown, '21

Elementary Education major with a minor in Special Education

Stritch is such an inclusive and diverse community and it reflects what I will be seeing in my future classrooms. I was able to be surrounded by people from so many different walks of life. It helped open my eyes and experience new cultures and perspectives.

Josh McHale, '22

Secondary Education and History major with minors in Special Education and English as a Second Language

My field experience classes allowed me to get out into the community and into schools. I believe that being out in the field is where you can put all you have learned into action. These experiences helped me grow as a future educator.