Master of Arts in Teaching


The Master of Arts in Teaching degree program is an accelerated, post-baccalaureate teacher licensure program specifically designed to meet the needs of the returning adult student. It prepares students for teacher licensure and a master's degree in elementary, middle or high school education. The program combines classroom instruction with field experience in Pre K-12 schools. Completion of a full semester student teaching placement qualifies students to apply for a teaching license in their chosen area just 18 months after starting the program.

The M.A. in Teaching program is available in Milwaukee. An integral aspect of both the licensure process and master's degree coursework is the development of a professional portfolio. This portfolio will evolve through the course of the program and is designed to meet the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) requirements for teacher licensure and renewal. Currently licensed teachers who wish to add an elementary or secondary license can also do so through Stritch's M.A. in Teaching program. Licensed teachers can choose a “license only” or a “license with Master’s Degree” option in one of the M.A. in Teaching licensure areas.

Courses Are Available

Face to Face
Evening
Main Campus

Program Details

●  Credits: 26-32 credits licensure only (additional 8-11 credits for MA degree)
​●  Cost per Credit: $680 (2017-18)

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 (conditional acceptance may be granted)
  • Professional Credentials and Competency
    • Access to classroom environment for at least 4 hours per day (either through current employment working under emergency licensure, as a paraprofessional or volunteer hours) and full-day access for one semester of student teaching

Admissions Application and Transcripts

  • 1. Complete the Admissions Application
    Submit the admissions application which is free to complete online. Applications for this program are reviewed on a rolling basis, however, for priority admission consideration please submit all materials by:
    • July 15 for the fall semester
    • December 1 for the spring semester

    2. 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.

    3. 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. We can also help you obtain an F-1 student visa.

    4. 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).

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

    6. 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
    admissions@stritch.edu

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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