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. To prepare for a career teaching in a middle school or high school, you'll combine a secondary education major with one of our subject-focused majors.
Carroll University’s secondary education program provides you with the knowledge and skills to be a successful educator in a middle school and high school setting. You’ll study equitable and inclusive teaching practices, the role of inquiry in teaching and learning, and methods for content area teaching. In our secondary education program, you'll major in the subject you want to teach: biology, chemistry, English, environmental science, history, mathematics, political science, psychology, or sociology and obtain licensure as a teacher in English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science or Social Studies. You develop depth in your content area, as well as the breadth of knowledge you will need to teach concepts across various grade levels.
Carroll education students benefit from strong partnerships with local school districts, which means you’ll have opportunities to observe and assist in real classrooms and build experiences in school settings, beginning before your final year. You will graduate from Carroll with a wide variety of experiences in learning, teaching, and networking, all preparing you to transform education in our schools and communities. The combination of a strong liberal arts background with the scholarly application of theory, methods, and skills related to teaching and learning is integral to our program.
Types of Secondary Teachers
To become a middle school or high school English teacher, combine the secondary education major with a major in English and writing.
Pairing the secondary education major with Carroll’s mathematics major leads to certification by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction to teach mathematics in high school or middle school.
The secondary education major can be combined with one of several science-related majors – biology, chemistry, or environmental science – allowing you to narrow your focus. At the same time, your coursework will prepare you to teach courses across science disciplines, which will make you more versatile in your school setting.
Social Studies Teacher
Combine any one of the following four majors – history, political science, psychology, or sociology – with the secondary education major for middle school or high school social studies teaching positions. Your coursework will provide you with depth in your major while also preparing you to teach multiple disciplines in the social sciences.
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 secondary 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 secondary education degree from Carroll.