Master of Arts in Inclusive Education

Cardinal Stritch University

Program Description

Master of Arts in Inclusive Education

Cardinal Stritch University

The Master of Arts (M.A.) in Inclusive Education program leads to certification in regular education and cross-categorical special education.

There are two tracks in the program:

Initial Certification Track

A graduate-level program for candidates without a previous teaching license who want to become prepared to teach children with a wide variety of educational needs. This track leads to certification in both Regular Education and Cross-Categorical Special Education at the Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence Level.

A unique feature of this program is that the student teaching requirements for both certification areas can be accomplished in one semester, resulting in earlier program completion and program cost savings. This is the only post-baccalaureate program of its kind offered in the state of Wisconsin.

Students can also continue on to earn the M.A. in Inclusive Education degree. All credits are taken for certification count towards the master's degree.

Extended Certification Track

A graduate-level program for licensed regular education teachers who would like to become certified in special education. This track leads to certification in Cross-Categorical Special Education at the Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence level.

Students can also continue on to earn the M.A. in Inclusive Education degree. All credits are taken for certification count towards the master's degree.

Certification/Degree Requirements

Requirements for dual certification in Regular Education and Cross-Categorical Special Education Certification teaching special education high ranked teaching program teaching special education middle school teaching high school special education two certifications Cardinal Stritch University Milwaukee, WI fall teaching start teaching license WI teaching license program.

To be eligible for Wisconsin teacher certification, you must meet all of these program requirements:

  • Teaching methods courses in Stritch's 54 credit Master of Arts (M.A.) in Inclusive Education program
  • Field experience placements totaling 150 hours over three semesters
  • One semester of student teaching, included in Stritch's 54 credit M.A. in Inclusive Education program
  • Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction General Education Requirements
  • (undergraduate level courses from previous institutions may be used to satisfy these requirements):
    • Written Communication
    • Oral Communication
    • Mathematics
    • Biological Science
    • Physical Science
    • Literature/Humanities
    • General Psychology
    • Fine Arts/Humanities
    • Western World History
    • Non-Western World History
  • Passing scores on the Praxis I: Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST), or passing score on the ACT, SAT, or GRE test (prior to program admission)
  • Passing score on the Praxis II (prior to student teaching)
  • Passing score on the Foundations of Reading Test (due prior to student teaching)

Required courses for dual certification in:
MC-EA Regular Education & MC-EA Cross-Categorical Special Education

  • EMA 500 Elem/Mid Seminar
  • EMA 511 Elem/Mid Fundamentals of Instruction
  • EMA 523 Elem/Mid Theories of Literacy & Learning
  • EMA 530 Elem/Mid Field Experience I
  • EMA 550 Benchmark I: Foundational Competencies of Teaching
  • EMA 535 Elem/Mid Classroom Management
  • EMA 539 Technologies to Teach: An Introduction to Instructional Technology
  • EMA 541 Elementary Middle Content Methods
  • EMA 551 Advanced Elem/Mid Methods
  • EMA 563 Advanced Elem/Mid Literacy & Learning
  • EMA 575 Advanced Elem/Mid Classroom Management
  • INED 510 Inclusive Education MC-EA Field Experience II
  • INED 520 Inclusive Education MC-EA Field Experience III
  • INED 534 Autism/Related Communication Needs
  • INED 536 Individual Education Plans
  • MUE 525 Supporting Individual Student Needs
  • MUE 545 Supporting Students in the School Environment
  • MUE 555 Collaborating with Families and Communities
  • MUE 565 Formal and Informal Assessment
  • INED 580 Inclusive Education MC-EA Seminar II
  • INED 581 Inclusive Education MC-EA Benchmark II: Teacher Candidate Portfolio
  • INED 592 Student Teaching Inclusive Education MC-EA
  • EMA 604 Professional Development Seminar

Requirements for Graduation with Master's Degree

To qualify for graduation from the M.A. in Inclusive Education degree program, you must also have:

  • Earned the 54 credits required for certification, along with the seven to eight credits listed below, within seven consecutive academic years
  • A minimum overall grade point average of 3.0, with no individual grade below a B-

Required Courses for Masters Degree

  • CED 549 Technology-Based Research Statistics
  • EDM 624 Research Methodology
  • EDM 634 Action Research Application

If you have completed the certification portion of the MAIE program and you are ready to complete your master’s degree, click here for the degree completion and registration information.

Courses

  • CED 549 - Technology-Based Research and Statistics
  • EDM 624 - Action Research Methodology
  • EDM 634 - Action Research Application
  • EMA 500 - Early Childhood-Middle Childhood and Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence Seminar I
  • EMA 511 - EC-MC and MC-EA Fundamentals of Instruction and Assessment
  • EMA 523 - Pre K-Primary Theories of Literacy and Learning
  • EMA 530 - Early Childhood-Middle Childhood and Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence Field Experience I
  • EMA 535 - EC-MC and MC-EA Classroom Management and Cultural Diversity
  • EMA 539 - Technologies to Teach: Intro
  • EMA 543 - Early Childhood-Middle Childhood and Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence Math Methods
  • EMA 544 - Early Childhood-Middle Childhood and Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence Science Methods
  • EMA 546 - Early Childhood-Middle Childhood and Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence Social Studies Methods
  • EMA 547 - Early Childhood-Middle Childhood and Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence Fine Art Methods
  • EMA 550 - Early Childhood-Middle Childhood and Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence Portfolio I
  • EMA 551 - EC-MC and MC-EA Advanced Methods and Assessment
  • EMA 563 - Upper Elementary/Middle Theories of Literacy and Learning
  • EMA 575 - EC-MC and MC-EA Advanced Classroom Management
  • EMA 580 - Early Childhood-Middle Childhood and Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence Seminar II
  • EMA 581 - Early Childhood-Middle Childhood and Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence Portfolio II
  • EMA 604 - Professional Development Seminar
  • INED 510 - Inclusive Field Experience II
  • INED 520 - Inclusive Field Experience III
  • INED 534 - Autism and Communication Disorders
  • INED 536 - Individual Education Plans
  • INED 592 - Student Teaching Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence
  • MUE 525 - Supporting Individual Student Needs
  • MUE 545 - Supporting Students in the School Environment
  • MUE 555 - Collaborating with Families and Communities
  • MUE 565 - Formal and Informal Assessment
This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated January 25, 2018
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This course is Online & Campus Combined
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Aug. 2018
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1 - 2 years
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- $665 per credit hour
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USA - Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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