Master of Arts in Urban Education

The Master of Arts in Urban Education program is specifically designed for post-baccalaureate students who frequently bring previous experience from another career field, as well as those students who have a desire to teach in diverse settings, urban environments, and with underrepresented populations. The program has a dual emphasis: to provide initial teacher licensure in regular education with optional bilingual licensure, and a master's degree.

Courses Are Available

Face to Face
Evening
Main Campus

Program Details

●  Credits: 26
​●  Cost per Credit: $680 (2017-18)

Program Highlights

  • Ability to student teach at your current school.
  • Convenient, accelerated course offerings, allowing you to complete the program while working full-time.
  • Assigned mentor to provide on going support on a weekly basis

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 (conditional acceptance may be granted)
  • Professional Credential and Competency
    • Passing scores in all three sections of the Praxis Core (A passing score within the past 10 years on the ACT, SAT or GRE can be accepted in place of the Praxis Core. Please see the program handbook for detailed information regarding passing scores) No exceptions are made to this requirement. Students may retake test sections as many times as necessary to achieve a passing score
    • Passing score on either the Praxis II: Elementary Content (for EC-MC: PK-6th grade license level)  OR the Praxis II: Middle School Content Knowledge Test  (for MC-EA: 1-8 license level)
    • 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

  • 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
  • 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. 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, the path you have taken to get here, and the dedication you will have to the program.

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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