Teacher Education Program (TEP) at Carroll College
What to Expect
If your passion is to work as a licensed teacher in a school setting, we will provide you with the knowledge and experience to excel in the classroom. Carroll offers accredited teacher education programs in elementary education (grades K-8), ten secondary education (5-12) subjects, and four K-12 programs.
What sets teacher education at Carroll apart from other programs? First, the amount of time you spend in K-12 schools and the mentoring you receive from classroom and college teachers. You will have at least one school placement per year at Carroll, so when you student teach in your senior year you will be confident in the classroom and ready for the demands of teaching.
Another Carroll plus? We provide you with regular evaluation and feedback so you become a reflective and effective teacher. Our curriculum builds your skills, abilities, and attitudes about teaching and learning by focusing on fifty-four national and state teacher performance standards (as published by INTASC and the State of Montana).
Being a great teacher requires a mix of knowledge, skills, and abilities: understanding both the field in which you are teaching (the content) and applying the best ways to involve students in learning (the pedagogy). At Carroll you will have the opportunity to distinguish yourself as a scientist or a humanist, as well as a teacher, through opportunities for research, study abroad, and service.
Life after Graduation
All Carroll College teacher education graduates meet and exceed state expectations for content knowledge, which means they are well-prepared for the classroom environment. Many of our graduates find employment in private and public schools in rural and urban settings. Others pursue graduate school or join the Peace Corps.