A professional educator is many things: advocate, collaborator, planner, and role model for learner. You’ll fill many roles as an educator, all of them at the very heart of a child’s learning and development, all of them vital to our society.
Carroll University has a rich tradition of teaching excellence, and the exceptional quality of our teacher education program is recognized by teachers and administrators in area schools. Teacher candidates who desire certification in elementary education develop the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to create learner-centered, inclusive environments. Small class sizes, relevant content, and individualized advising, plus a variety of classroom observational and student teaching experiences, enhance the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare teachers in their chosen licensure area.
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 such as literacy, mathematics, science, and social studies.
Our program recognizes that educators occupy a central and critical role in our many diverse, vibrant communities. At Carroll, you’ll benefit from a truly deep and experiential approach to this ever-changing field. We have the resources and partnerships to get your career off to a running start and the commitment to keep it moving forward.
Students in elementary education complete the requirements for licensure in elementary and middle school, grades K-9.
English as a Second Language Dual Licensure
Get the skills to fill a growing need in our schools by adding an English as a Second Language license to your elementary education degree from Carroll.
Special Education Dual Licensure
Get the skills to fill a critical need in our schools by adding a Cross-Categorical Special Education license to your elementary education degree from Carroll.