BS in Elementary Education

General

Program Description

The Undergraduate Teacher Education Program 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 positively impact student learning. 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.

The program at Stritch provides early and continuing experiences in public, private and professional development schools. We want to make sure that you’re in the classroom within your first two semesters 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.

Our program is aligned with the best practices in teacher education and closely connected 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 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.

Courses

  • ED 100 - Introductory Education Seminar
  • ED 203 - Principles of Health in Teaching
  • ED 205 - Education for Diversity: Historical Foundations
  • ED 255 - Portfolio I
  • ED 312 - Early Childhood Curriculum and Instruction
  • ED 313 - Elementary/Middle School Mathematics Curriculum and Methods
  • ED 314 - Elementary/Middle School Science Curriculum and Methods
  • ED 315 - Elementary/Middle School Social Studies Curriculum and Methods
  • ED 318 - Fine Arts Methods
  • ED 355 - Portfolio II
  • ED 380 - Specific Secondary Content Methods
  • ED 385 - Technologies to Teach: An Introduction to Instructional Technology
  • ED 455 - Portfolio III
  • ED 480 - Student Teaching: Early Adolescence - Adolescence
  • ED 482 - Student Teaching: Early Childhood - Middle Childhood
  • ED 484 - Student Teaching: Early Childhood-Adolescence, Special Areas
  • ED 486 - Student Teaching: Middle Childhood - Early Adolescence
  • ED 490 - Teaching and Professionalism
  • ED 495 - Seminar III/Portfolio III
  • EDSED 225 - Introduction to Inclusive Instruction and Assessment
  • EDSED 260 - Field Experience I
  • EDSED 275 - Fundamentals of Inclusive Instruction and Assessment
  • EDSED 317 - Foundations of Special Education
  • EDSED 340 - Classroom Management and Culture I
  • EDSED 360 - Field Experience II
  • EDSED 370 - Classroom Management and Culture II
  • EDSED 395 - Advanced Inclusive Instruction and Assessment
  • EDSED 488 - Student Teaching: Dual Certification

Available Certifications

B.S. Elementary Education

Cardinal Stritch University's undergraduate teacher education program allows students to earn licensure/certification through the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction in the following areas:

  • Early Childhood to Middle Childhood Licensure/Certification

(Approximate ages of Birth – 11 years old) Middle Childhood to Early Adolescence Licensure/Certification (Approximate ages of 6-12 years old) Early Adolescence to Adolescence Licensure/Certification (Approximate Ages of 10-21 years old) Early Childhood to Adolescence Licensure/Certification (Approximate Ages of Birth – 21 years old) Dual Certification: Regular Education and Special Education, Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence (Approximate ages of 6-12 years old) Dual Certification: Regular Education and Special Education, Early Adolescence-Adolescence (Approximate Ages of 10-21 years old)

Early Childhood to Middle Childhood and Middle Childhood to Early Adolescence

Minors Available:

  • Reading/Literacy (Credits count toward the #316 Reading Teacher License (K-12)
  • Special Education (Dual certification in Special Ed/Regular Ed possible with 3-4 additional credits)
  • Biology
  • Social Studies
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • English
  • French
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Political Science
  • Science
  • Spanish
  • Speech / Communication

Early Adolescence to Adolescence

Majors/ Content Areas:

  • Biology
  • Broad Field Social Studies
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science (minor field)
  • English
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Political Science
  • Sociology

Early Childhood to Adolescence

  • Art
  • World Languages (Spanish)
  • Theater

Dual Certification: Regular Education and Special Education, Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence

Dual Certification: Regular Education and Special Education, Early Adolescence-Adolescence

Application Requirements

Admission application requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education at Cardinal Stritch University.

Freshmen Applicants

  • Apply: 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.
  • Submit Test 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.
  • International Freshmen: 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

  • Apply: 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.
  • International Transfer 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.

Office of Admissions Address
Cardinal Stritch University
Office of Admissions
6801 N. Yates Road, Box 516
Milwaukee, WI 532417-3985
(414) 410-4000

Last updated Feb 2018

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About the School

Cardinal Stritch University began as a teaching institution for the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi in 1937. Today, Stritch offers more than 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs that help s ... Read More

Cardinal Stritch University began as a teaching institution for the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi in 1937. Today, Stritch offers more than 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs that help students develop new skills, gain career-related experience, and build professional networks. With more than 34,000 alumni, our graduates are known for their roles at nonprofits, schools, small companies, health care organizations, corporations, and entrepreneurial ventures. Read less