School of Education and Human Services

Do you want to become a teacher, or are you already an educator seeking professional development or an advanced degree? Perhaps you're a professional, looking to add to skills in education, training or leadership. Carroll University offers a number of programs at both the undergraduate and graduate level that can prepare you for rewarding careers.

Undergraduate Degrees in Education

There are many kinds of teachers, so Carroll offers a variety of college degrees. These undergraduate degrees will prepare you to teach in elementary, middle and high schools, or to apply teaching skills in a variety of other settings.

Elementary Education
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 including literacy, mathematics, science and social studies.

Special Education Dual Certification
At Carroll, you can acquire the skills, knowledge and experiences to gain certification in both special education and elementary or secondary education. Picture a safe, caring and comfortable classroom in which the unique strengths of every student are fostered, where inclusivity is celebrated and negative stereotypes about dis/ability are dispelled.

Secondary Education
As a middle and high school teacher, you’ll combine your passion for a particular subject with your role as an advocate, collaborator and leader in the classroom. You'll combine a secondary education major with one of our subject-focused majors to prepare for a career teaching English, mathematics, science or social studies in a middle school or high school.

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 or secondary education degree.

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

Graduate Programs in Education

Carrol has offerings for teaching professionals seeking to expand their skill sets or for individuals with undergraduate degrees in fields other than education looking to change careers.

Graduate Programs for Educators

Carroll University offers multiple options for teaching professionals seeking post-graduate course work in varying disciplines, including master’s degrees, certificates and licenses, and professional development classes.

Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction
Certificate and licensure options for licensed teachers to enhance their expertise. These can be applied to an M.Ed. degree.

Master of Science in Educational Leadership
Prepares exemplary educators to be effective administrators in PK-12 schools.

Director of Special Education and Pupil Services Licensure
This licensure program is for educators who have a Master of Science in Educational Leadership degree.

Certificates and Additional Licensure
Concentration programs in Literacy, Elementary Mathematics, Teacher Leader, Advanced Studies in Personalized Learning, adult learning and civic and community engagement earn certificates and licenses. Programs can be applied towards achieving a master of education degree. These are perfect for the individual high-level post-graduate credentials without the upfront commitment to gain a master degree through a traditional program.

Graduate Programs for Professionals Seeking Education and Leadership Skills

Master of Education in Adult, Community and Professional Education
This program is designed for professionals in the workplace whose jobs focus on leading and learning outside of traditional classrooms. The distinctive degree prepares individuals to design and facilitate adult learning as well as lead community and civic engagement.

Graduate Programs for People Who Want to Become a Licensed Teacher

Master of Arts in Teaching
If you already have a college degree, you can earn dual licensure to teach in elementary, middle school or high school settings.

Graduate Programs in Psychology

Master of Science in Behavioral Health Psychology
Prepare for a career in counseling or further your research skills in Carroll’s Master of Science in Behavioral Health Psychology program. This program provides clinicians and scholars with the counseling and clinical psychology knowledge and skills required of today’s behavioral health professionals. 


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


The Future isWithin Reach

Panoramic View of campus