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Stritch, Racine Unified School District Partner to Impact Student Reading Success

Cardinal Stritch University
Cardinal Stritch University

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 the Racine Unified School District are now enrolled in Cardinal Stritch University’s Reading Teacher Licensure program. 

The 20-credit graduate program prepares teachers to provide focused and intensive reading instruction for children, especially those who are striving toward literacy development in grades PK-12. The curriculum and sequence of courses has been designed specifically for working educators. Those who successfully complete the program are eligible for the State of Wisconsin Reading Teacher license. 

Stritch has been a pioneer in literacy research, intervention and instruction since it was founded by the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi in 1937 to prepare their members to become teachers.