About Carroll University's Education Program

The Education Program at Carroll University transforms education through advocacy and engagement. The department offers quality programs in elementary education, dual licensure in special education, secondary education and educational studies. Education candidates receive ongoing advising for course selection and faculty mentoring to support professional development and program completion. The teacher education program has collaborative partnerships with school districts and community organizations throughout Waukesha and Milwaukee counties. Through these partnerships, teacher candidates engage in local classroom field experiences while in methods courses to enhance meaningful theory-to-practice connections. Additional clinical placements are made across the candidate’s licensure area throughout their program. Candidates graduate from Carroll with a wide variety of experiences in learning, teaching and networking, all preparing our future educators to transform education in schools and communities.

The Department of Education at Carroll University strives to model and facilitate the development of core values that will help candidates transform from their previous role as students in yesterday’s classrooms to tomorrow’s educational leaders. Four values that are integral to preparing candidates to be excellent educators and collaborative colleagues include:

Frequently Asked Questions

When can I begin taking education courses at Carroll University?

You can begin your education classes right away as a freshman. You will take foundational courses in educational psychology and development, observation and assessment. You will also enroll in coursework focused on meeting the needs of all learners through inclusive learning environments.

When will I apply to the program?

Candidates typically apply to the program at the end of their sophomore year or beginning of their junior year. Candidates determine their application timeline with their Education mentors.

Will I have an advisor?

All education majors have an advisor who guides them with course programming. In addition, each candidate is provided a faculty mentor that supports them throughout the program.

What types of experiences will I have in classrooms?

Throughout the program, candidates will be provided numerous opportunities to work with learners. Prior to student teaching, students will spend 80 hours in classrooms through two formal field experiences.  Many of our methods courses also include embedded field experiences so you can make theory to practice connections as you learn the art of teaching.

What education licenses does Carroll University offer?

Are Carroll University's education programs accredited?

Yes, all of our programs are approved by the State of Wisconsin. Visit the Department of Public Instruction website to view the Carroll University Wisconsin Educator Preparation Program Report.

Where can I follow the Education Department on Social Media?

Follow us on Facebook: Carroll University Education Department and Twitter: @CarrollUEduDept

Does my teaching license transfer to Illinois or another state?

We have many candidates who complete our program and are teaching in other states. Each state determines its own requirements and licensure requirements are frequently changing. Completing our program meets the Wisconsin licensing requirements. Candidates that are seeking teaching jobs out of state work with the appropriate state agency to determine next steps for licensure in a different state.

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