K-8 Mathematics Certificate Program

K-8 Mathematics Certificate candidates at Carroll University develop an in-depth understanding of mathematics content, processes, and pedagogy appropriate for grades K-8. They engage in professional learning communities and develop leadership skills to support and facilitate effective mathematics instruction and professional growth in their schools and districts.

Students can take courses for credit or non-credit. Students complete four core courses for a K-8 Mathematics Certificate, and/or use course credit toward an M.Ed. in Teaching and Learning.


  • Educators with an educator license who want to develop expertise in K-8 mathematics teaching.


  • Existing Wisconsin educator license

Course Meeting Design

  • Courses are delivered through a hybrid model. In summer, students meet four times face-to-face.In Fall and Spring, students meet face-to-face one time per month for four hours/course during one of the following time frames:  
    • Friday, 5-9 p.m.  Saturday, 8 a.m.-12 p.m. or  12:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Readings and assignments are completed outside of class time.  Students coordinate occasional outside-of-class, small group work times.
  • Students can register for an individual course, as long as prerequisites are met and there is room in the cohort/ course.

Course Meeting Dates 2022-23

  • Fall 2022: EDU618, EDU619
    • ​Sept 9, 10
    • Oct 14, 15
    • Nov 18, 19
    • Dec 9, 10
  • Spring 2023: EDU627, EDU628 
    • ​Jan 13, 14
    • Feb 10, 11
    • March 10, 11
    • April 14, 15
  • Summer '23: Capstone (M.Ed. Candidates only)
    • Arranged by cohort

For Credit Details

For students who:
  • Want college credit/grades
  • Want to use credits toward an M.Ed. degree.
Expectation: Complete all course requirements

Evidence of completion:

  • Transcript grades
  • Certificate
  • Can apply toward M.Ed. in Teaching & Learning

Total credits: 

  • 3 credits/class
  • 4 classes = Certificate, 12 credits
  • 5 classes= 15 credits
Application Process and Requirements
Questions and application materials can be directed to gradinfo@carrollu.edu

Tuition Information

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For non-credit Details

For students who:
  • Do not need college credit
  • Want the most cost-effective way to develop knowledge and expertise

Expectation: Some course assignments may be optional

Evidence of Completion: 

  • Credential/badge for each completed course
  • Certificate

Registration Deadline: Registrations must be received two weeks before course start. Early registration is strongly encouraged to reserve your spot.  

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