Do you want to become a teacher, or are you already an educator seeking professional development or an advanced degree? Perhaps you're a professional, looking to add to skills in education, training or leadership. Carroll University offers a number of programs at both the undergraduate and graduate level that can prepare you for rewarding careers.
There are many kinds of teachers, so Carroll offers a variety of college degrees. These undergraduate degrees will prepare you to teach in elementary, middle and high schools, or to apply teaching skills in a variety of other settings.
In Carroll’s elementary education program, you’ll study the role of education and schooling in society, learn about developmental psychology and gain the tools needed to be an effective and culturally relevant teacher, capable of teaching multiple subjects including literacy, mathematics, science and social studies.
Special Education Dual Certification
At Carroll, you can acquire the skills, knowledge and experiences to gain certification in both special education and elementary or secondary education. Picture a safe, caring and comfortable classroom in which the unique strengths of every student are fostered, where inclusivity is celebrated and negative stereotypes about dis/ability are dispelled.
As a middle and high school teacher, you’ll combine your passion for a particular subject with your role as an advocate, collaborator and leader in the classroom. You'll combine a secondary education major with one of our subject-focused majors to prepare for a career teaching English, mathematics, science or social studies in a middle school or high school.
Become an educator in a variety of non-traditional settings, such as community centers, the workplace, non-profit agencies, recreation centers, churches and other locations.
Carrol has offerings for teaching professionals seeking to expand their skill sets or for individuals with undergraduate degrees in fields other than education looking to change careers.
Carroll University offers multiple options for teaching professionals seeking post-graduate course work in varying disciplines, including master’s degrees, certificates and licenses, and professional development classes.
Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction
Certificate and licensure options for licensed teachers to enhance their expertise. These can be applied to an M.Ed. degree.
Master of Science in Educational Leadership
Prepares exemplary educators to be effective administrators in PK-12 schools.
Director of Special Education and Pupil Services Licensure
This licensure program is for educators who have a Master of Science in Educational Leadership degree.
Certificates and Additional Licensure
Concentration programs in Literacy, Elementary Mathematics, Teacher Leader, Advanced Studies in Personalized Learning, adult learning and civic and community engagement earn certificates and licenses. Programs can be applied towards achieving a master of education degree. These are perfect for the individual high-level post-graduate credentials without the upfront commitment to gain a master degree through a traditional program.
Professional Development for Educators
Carroll University's Professional Development programs in education offer courses focused on high need or interest. Extend your pedagogical knowledge in relation to learners and learning, teaching, curriculum and assessment, equity, technology and more.
Master of Education in Adult, Community and Professional Education
This program is designed for professionals in the workplace whose jobs focus on leading and learning outside of traditional classrooms. The distinctive degree prepares individuals to design and facilitate adult learning as well as lead community and civic engagement.
Master of Arts in Teaching
If you already have a college degree, you can earn dual licensure to teach in elementary, middle school or high school settings.
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.
Carroll’s education department 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: