Graduate Programs in Education
Certificates and Additional Licensure

Convenient, flexible, customizable. With Carroll University's Certificate and Licensure graduate programs, you can design your future, and demonstrate your dedication as a professional educator without making a commitment to pursue a master's degree. We offer education professionals flexible alternatives to traditional master degree programs. As a student you will stay connected with current trends, technologies and methods in the education field. You can complete the following certificate and licensure categories independently to develop expertise, or as a concentration to fulfill requirements in the M.Ed. program.

PK-12 Educators

Certificate and licensure programs are designed for PK-12 educators who want to enhance their knowledge, skills, and dispositions to impact teaching and learning in classrooms, schools, and communities.

Reading Teacher License

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 15-credit program and the Foundations of Reading exam lead to a Wisconsin Reading Teacher License.

Reading Specialist License

The reading specialist program at Carroll University extends the reading teacher license 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.

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.

English as a Second Language License

The English as a second language program can be taken as a stand-alone five course program leading to DPI #1395 or combined with another certificate/license program for the Master of Education degree.

Teacher Leader Certificate

The Teacher Leader Certificate will prepare exemplary educators, with a dedication for transformational leadership, agency and learning.

Adult Educators

These certificate programs are designed for educators who are engaged in educating adults in a variety of settings. The certificate programs provide the most current information possible in the practice, theory, and research relevant to this dynamic and expanding field.

Adult Learning Certificate

This five-course sequence provides students with an understanding of adults as learners. Through the certificate program, students will be prepared to effectively facilitate personal growth and development that impacts the professional, social and political aspects of adult learners in a range of collaborative, formal and informal educational settings.

Community and Civic Engagement

This five-course sequence focuses on civic studies, which sees the citizen as a “creative agent,” who through public work, engages with others to promote civic renewal in communities. Important strands of study include managing common resources and assets; deliberative democracy; public work and the study of public participation in development; and incorporating social science ideas as practical wisdom that lays the foundation for real solutions to community problems.

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