Carroll University’s secondary education minor provides you with the knowledge, skills and dispositions to be an educator in a secondary school setting. You’ll study equitable and inclusive teaching practices, the role of inquiry in teaching and learning and methods for content area teaching. Our program allows you to major in the subject you want to teach: art, biology, chemistry, English, environmental science, history, mathematics, political science, psychology, sociology or Spanish and obtain a minor in secondary education.
In addition, you can increase the number of areas in which you’re licensed to teach by completing either an additional DPI-approved secondary minor or another set of approved courses.
Carroll education students benefit from strong partnerships with local school districts, which means you’ll have opportunities to observe and assist in real classrooms and build experiences in real school settings, beginning long before your final year. And you’ll graduate from Carroll with a wide variety of experiences in learning, teaching and networking, all preparing you to transform education in our schools and communities. The combination of a strong liberal arts background with scholarly application of theory, methods and skills related to learning is integral to our program.
Inclusive Teacher Residency Program
Carroll’s Inclusive Teacher Residency Program (ITRP) offers expanded opportunities to prepare and refine your skills in schools and classrooms. A resident is a pre-service undergraduate education candidate in the last two semesters of his or her teacher preparation program. As a resident, you’ll engage in a variety of teaching and learning experiences for a full K-12 academic year. In the first semester of the residency, you’ll work in the school setting approximately 20-25 hours per week while also completing university coursework. You’ll have opportunities to participate in team planning, school and district staff development and, in some cases, as a paid staff member in the district. The residency culminates with an 18-week student teaching placement. Candidates who participate in the residency program solidify their philosophical beliefs around inclusive practices, and are well prepared to transition into their role as an educator.
To date, 24 dual licensure candidates have received a resident position in 13 schools across 4 different school districts.