Carroll has a rich tradition of teaching excellence, and the exceptional quality of our teacher education program is recognized by teachers and administrators in area schools. Teacher candidates who desire certification in elementary education develop the knowledge, skills and dispositions to create learner-centered, inclusive environments. Small class sizes, relevant content and individualized advising, plus a variety of classroom observational and student teaching experiences, enhance the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare teachers in their chosen licensure area.
In Carroll University’s elementary education program, you’ll study the role of education and schooling in society, learn about developmental psychology and gain the tools needed to be an effective and culturally relevant teacher, capable of teaching multiple subjects such as literacy, mathematics, science and social studies.
Our program recognizes that educators occupy a central and critical role in our many diverse, vibrant communities. At Carroll, you’ll benefit from a truly deep and experiential approach to this ever-changing field. We have the resources and partnerships to get your career off to a running start and the commitment to keep it moving forward.
Students in elementary education can select various licensure pathways.
Early Childhood through Middle Childhood
Students major in elementary education and minor in early childhood education. This minor, combined with successful completion of placements in both early childhood and elementary settings, permits students to earn a license to teach in pre-kindergarten through approximately grades five/six.
Middle Childhood through Early Adolescence
Students major in elementary education and extend their license to include the middle-school level (grades 1-8). This extension requires completion of a DPI-approved teaching minor in language arts, mathematics, science, social studies or Spanish.