Graduate Programs in Education
Cross-Categorical Special Education License

Fast-track to add a special education license in six months

Carroll University’s K-12 Cross-Categorical Special Education License offers a fast and convenient pathway for currently licensed educators to add this important and highly demanded set of skills. Expand your expertise, be better prepared to work with all learners and expand your career opportunities – all before the end of the year.

Candidates adding the Cross Categorical Special Education license will need:

Carroll’s unique four-course sequence is completed in just six months. In this hybrid program, classes meet one day per month and include participation in iSummit20 (July 27 – 29, 2020).

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Summer 2020

Meets 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. on the following dates.

  • July 23, 2020
  • July 27, 28 & 29, 2020
  • August 6, 2020

Fall 2020

Saturdays, 12:30 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.

  • September 19, 2020
  • October 17, 2020
  • November 21, 2020
  • December 12, 2020


The 12-credit program consists of 4 three-credit graduate education courses:

  • EDU530: Diagnostic Assessment and Evaluation in Cross Categorical Special Education
  • EDU534: Language Development and Disorders
  • EDU564: Collaboration for Academic, Career, and Social Development for Students with Disabilities
  • EDU572: Methods in Cross Categorical Special Education

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