Professional Development for Educators and Leaders

The College of Education and Leadership (COEL) at Cardinal Stritch University will provide Professional Development opportunities for organizations throughout Wisconsin. Districts can access a variety of professional development courses based on their individual district needs. The Principals’ Center offers learning opportunities for school district leaders through six breakfast conversations throughout the year.


The College of Education and Leadership  offers micro-credentials to support professional development for area organizations and individuals.  If you are interested in learning more about micro-credentials, fill out the form below, or you may send an email to, or call Pang Xiong at 414-410-4374.

Workshops and Micro-Credentials

Individuals and organizations can access professional development based upon their learning needs in two ways:

1. By participating in one of our scheduled micro-credential offerings in Summer 2019

2. By collaborating with us to create and implement a customized micro-credential learning experience for your organization


What are Micro-Credentials?

Micro-credentials are digital representations of educational achievements that identify the specific competencies attained, and how the mastery of the competencies or skill acquisition was achieved. In order to earn a micro-credential, there is an expectation that educators will apply content knowledge within their classrooms or educational context and submit artifacts as evidence of application of content knowledge to demonstrate mastery of specific knowledge and skills.

Summer 2019 Micro-Credentials

  • Creating Digital Materials Accessible for All Learners
  • Building Cultural Competency for Creating an Inclusive Community
  • Strategies to Identify & Overcome Equity Traps
  • Best Practices in Higher Education: Engaging Gen Z, Millennials, and Adult Learners
  • Organizational Leadership in Higher Education
  • Mindfulness Practices for the Classroom
  • Trauma-Informed Teaching Practices
  • Maximizing the Capacity of Google Classroom
  • Flipping your Classroom
  • Coaching and Mentoring for Educators 1: Building and Supporting a Trusting Relationship

For brief descriptions of the micro-credentials, click here.

Cost per Micro-Credential:  $165
Micro-credential offerings will run from early June to early August.  Your micro-credential facilitator will inform you of the specific time frame or dates connected to the micro-credential in which you enroll.


Directions for How to Apply

Be sure to indicate the number of credits, the course number, and abbreviated course title of the specific micro-credential for which you are registering.
Registration available through June 7, 2019

Additionally, we have developed a micro-credential opportunity to accompany The Principals’ Center workshop series: Equity and Mindfulness for Educators.  


These opportunities are open to interested educators from any organization.  Please see the Principal Center web page or the Coaching and Mentoring for Educators page for more details.