Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction


Enhance your classroom practice

Carroll University's Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction program is designed for K-12 educators who wish to enhance their classroom practice. Certificate/license programs serve as areas of concentration when applied to a M.Ed. degree. Candidates can complete two certificate/license programs to meet the credit requirements for a master degree in education.

Master of education degree concentrations

This unique program allows educators to choose what programs will best serve their professional learning needs. Customize your path to earning your M.Ed. in curriculum and instruction degree by choosing two of these certificate/license programs:

Reading Teacher License (DPI#316)

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.

Reading Specialist License (DPI#17)

The reading specialist program at Carroll University extends the reading teacher license (#316) for educators wishing to pursue additional expertise in literacy assessment, instruction and leadership. The program reflects the Wisconsin Administrator (WA) and the International Literacy Association (ILA) Standards and leads to the credentials for an administrative license.

K-12 Writing Certificate

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.

Elementary Mathematics Certificate

The elementary mathematics concentration is a 5-course 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 and operations, algebraic thinking, measurement and data and geometry.

Advanced Studies in Personalized Learning Certificate Program

The advanced studies in personalized learning certificate program prepares exemplary learning specialists who embrace personalized learning as transformative practice, resulting in increased student agency and deeper learning.

Wisconsin Adaptive Education License (#859)

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.

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