With Carroll University's Certificate and Licensure graduate programs, you can design your future, and demonstrate your dedication as a professional educator without making a commitment to pursue a master's degree. We offer education professionals flexible alternatives to traditional Master Degree programs. As a student you will stay connected with current trends, technologies and methods in the education field. You can complete the following certificate and licensure categories independently to develop expertise, or as a concentration to fulfill requirements in the M.Ed. program.
Certificate and licensure programs are designed for PK-12 educators who want to enhance their knowledge, skills, and dispositions to impact teaching and learning in classrooms, schools, and communities.
The Reading Teacher program offers a supportive and interactive environment for current classroom teachers to broaden their understanding and skills related to research-based reading assessment, evaluation and instruction. Successful completion of this 18-credit program and the Foundations of Reading exam lead to a #316 Wisconsin Reading Teacher License.
This 15-credit program balances research and theory with practice, preparing certified teachers to nurture engaged, flexible, and deep-thinking writers across all disciplines and grade levels. Candidates develop leadership skills to support effective writing instruction and facilitate professional growth. Core principles of the National Writing Project (NWP) Professional Development Program serve as the foundation for this program.
The Elementary Mathematics Concentration is a 5-course, 5-term certificate program for the development of Elementary Mathematics Specialists. Candidates acquire the habits of mind of a mathematical thinker and use mathematical practices to improve instruction in the elementary classroom. The program enhances content knowledge for effective teachers in Numbers & Operations, Algebraic Thinking, Measurement & Data, and Geometry.
The Wisconsin Adaptive Education License enables credentialed teachers to work effectively with students who have special needs. Candidates enrolled in this extended licensure program maintain a portfolio demonstrating how the acquired competencies apply to their particular educational contexts.
The WTCS Certification program prepares the Technical College instructor for facilitating learning in a rapidly ever-changing society. Student may complete courses for WTCS certification independently (21 credits) or as part of the M.Ed. Adult and Continuing Education program (33 credits) at Carroll University.