Become a Teacher

Carroll University offers students teaching degree programs that match your passion. Explore our undergraduate programs in education and see how you can reach your goal of becoming a teacher!

Education Bachelor’s Degree and Licensure Programs

Check out these education majors and licenses. No matter what kind of teacher you want to be, Carroll has a program for you!

Be an Elementary or Middle School Teacher

Elementary Education Major, Licensure in grades K-9
Teach students in elementary or middle school settings about multiple subjects including literacy, mathematics, science and social studies.

Be a Middle or High School Teacher

Secondary Education Major, Licensure in grades 4-12
Combine a secondary education major with one of our subject-focused majors to become a middle school or high school teacher of English, mathematics, science or social studies.

Be a Special Education Teacher

Special Education, Licensure in grades K-12
Add a Cross-categorical Special Education license to your elementary education or secondary education degree.

Be an English as a Second Language Teacher

English as a Second Language License, Licensure in grades K-12
Add an English as a Second Language license to your elementary education or secondary education degree.

Be a Spanish Teacher

Spanish Major and Secondary Education Major, Licensure in grades K-12
Combine the secondary education major with a Spanish major to earn a K-12 Spanish teacher license.

Be an Art Teacher

Art Major and Secondary Education Major, Licensure in grades K-12
Combine the secondary education major with the art major to earn a K-12 art teacher license.

Be a Music Teacher

Music Education Major, Licensure in grades K-12
Specialize in either choral or instrumental music to earn a K-12 music teacher license.

Be a Physical and Health Education Teacher

Physical and Health Education Major, Licensure in grades K-12
Earn two licenses with this major in physical education and health education to teach students in grades K-12

Teach Outside of Traditional K-12 Settings

Educational Studies, non-licensure
Become an educator in a variety of non-traditional settings, such as community centers, corporations, non-profit agencies, museums, recreation centers, churches and other locations.

About Carroll University's Education Department

Education Hall Exterior
The School of Education and Human Services is primarily housed in the newly-renovated Education Hall

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:

  • Constructivist Perspective – Facilitate students’ understanding of themselves as learners through planning, teaching and assessment
  • Critical Consciousness – Develop an understanding of and critically question the relationship between social structures, education and culture. Respect differences, and is empowered to enact inclusiveness, equity and social justice in professional and personal spheres of influence
  • Educational Advocacy – Demonstrate initiative to teach and lead in ways that enhance engagement and equity
  • Professional Integrity – Interact with students, families and colleagues in ways that demonstrate dedication and respect for teaching and learning
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