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Professional Development for Educators

Continuing Education and Non-Degree Options

The Carroll University Professional Development Institute has a theory to practice emphasis. Workshops and courses address high-need and high-interest topics. All offerings are facilitated by experts. Workshops may be taken for credit for or no credit. Non-credit participants pay a registration fee.

If you are new to Carroll University, or have never attended any of our previous professional development courses, please submit an Application Online. When you register; choose the non-degree option.


Supervision of Student Teachers Workshop

Are you ready to share your expertise? The Supervision of Student Teachers workshop is for teachers interested in mentoring Carroll University candidates as part of their student teaching experience. See Course Description.

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National Writing Project at Carroll University

The Carroll University graduate program in education is host to the National Writing Project (NWP), a professional development network that serves teachers of writing at all grade levels, primary through university, and in all subjects.

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Arts Integration Series Workshops/Courses

Enhancing Literacy through Art

Using the Milwaukee Art Museum and collections as inspiration, participants will learn writing strategies to implement in the classroom and how to support reluctant writers and readers through visualization. All will experience the writing process in a supportive and resourceful environment and take away ideas for integrating writing and visual representation into any curriculum. As a professional development opportunity this workshop may be taken for no credit or participants have an option of enrolling for one graduate credit. In this case, additional online course work is required.

Transforming Learning through Theater

As part of our Arts Integration series, the Department of Education at Carroll University in collaboration with First Stage offers a two-day workshop for teachers. This offering, for teachers of all grade levels and content areas, brings theory to practice for incorporating expressive arts into classroom instruction. This professional development opportunity may be taken for one, two or three graduate course credits.

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The Zen of Collegial Studies

If you are interested in running a Collegial Study for your school or district or if you would like to become more involved in the NWP in a leadership role, the National Writing Project at Carroll University invites you to register for this teacher leadership workshop. This professional development opportunity may be taken for an optional one graduate credit.

The Zen of Collegial Studies is offered on a Saturday in October. In addition to the October workshop, it may be offered on a Saturday in February, upon the request of a district. For more information contact, Elise Riepenhoff, Director NWP-CU at

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