At A Glance

Teachers might stand at the head of the class, but the good ones never stop studying. As a Carthage student, you will open your mind to diverse ideas and commit to lifelong learning.


  • Elementary and Middle School Education (Grades K-9)
    Secondary (Middle and High School) Education (Grades 4-12)
    Special Education (K-12)


  • Urban Education (K-9 or 4-12)

  • Natural Science/STEM (K-9)

  • Broad Field Science* (4-12)

  • Educational Studies

* with major in chosen subject area

Special Programs:

Carthage offers emphases in Art Education, Music Education, Physical Education, and 的atre Education.

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Merging theory and practice, the Teacher Education Program cultivates highly competent, 有爱心的, and committed teachers. Carthage firmly believes in experiential learning, sending teacher candidates into local schools early and often to observe, 计划, and teach lessons.

As firm believers in experiential learning, we send teacher candidates to local schools early and often to observe, 计划, and teach lessons. By the time you begin the official student teaching semester, you will already have spent more than 100 hours in classrooms.


  • Lorelai Amborn ?27

    “Carthage has 100 percent lived up to my high expectations and given me so many outlets to perform and watch my peers.”

  • Kelly Sibert

    “Other students should consider elementary education because it is arguably one of the most influential majors. Teachers are the ones who inspire students to take their desired life path and are their number one cheerleaders throughout that entire process.”

  • Aubrey Schoeneman

    “Carthage gave me a family feel from the moment I stepped on campus. I’ve known from the beginning that I’m much more than just a number here.”

  • Madison Payne

    “Having positive relationships with the 教师 here has helped me to create more opportunities for myself at Carthage, and it’s great knowing that I can reach out to any past or present professors if I need help.”

  • Shawn Runningen ?25

    “Carthage has the whole package. 的 beautiful lake view, small class sizes, and experienced 教师 who are always willing to help if you are struggling.”

  • Eva Menzia ?25

    “Education majors have the power to create a better future for many people. We have the ability to help create an educated society, which is how all other future endeavors begin.”

  • Alexyn Cervantes

    “I chose Carthage because one of my best friends attends Carthage, and he highly recommended both the education and theatre departments to me. 的 lake is a big bonus too.”

  • Kiannah Hayes

    “I chose Carthage College because of the eagerness our professors and staff have to ensure students like me are successful.”

  • Madison Bazylewicz ?26

    “Everyone here really wants to see you succeed. So many 教师 members are in your corner, ready to help. Knowing there are so many people here for you is a great feeling.”

Experiential Learning for students pursuing an education degree

Count on immersing yourself in local elementary, 中间, or secondary schools throughout your time at Carthage — beginning with your first semester as a teacher candidate. Students have access to a variety of elementary, 中间, and high schools in many different neighborhoods, giving students robust and diverse experiences in urban and suburban settings. 的 教师 is devoted to ongoing professional development, community involvement, and high-quality field experiences for their students.


Equipped to Innovate

校友 of the Teacher Education Program teach in a wide variety of settings, primarily in southeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois but also throughout the world. Others have gone on to work in children’s ministry or to pursue graduate studies in their specializations.

Carthage alumni regularly win county, 状态, and national awards for their 有爱心的, innovative approaches to teaching.

Recent honors include:

  • Wisconsin Teacher of the Year — 2020
  • Middle-Level Social Studies Teacher of the Year (National Council for the Social Studies) — 2013
  • Wisconsin PTA Elementary Teacher of the Year — 2011
  • Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching — 2003


Advanced Education

Carthage also offers graduate degrees, including a Master of Education program (with several areas of concentration) and a Master of Music in Music 的atre Vocal Pedagogy. Existing teachers can pursue add-on licenses.

Learn more about the Master’s Programs at Carthage