Academic Communities - Education

Academic Communities bring together often-isolated elements of the student experience. From making connections between formal academic experiences and other learning opportunities, you can relate academic study to life interests and goals.

If you are interested in making a difference, this community emphasizes exploring majors and careers in Elementary, Secondary and Early Childhood Education. For more information, contact Susan Sies at, Marlene Welch at or Jackie Moore at

Education Community Meetings

Spring 2014

  • Required orientation meeting for field experience students.
    Tuesday, Jan. 28, 3:30 p.m.
    Student Center (A202)
  • Required Academic Community meeting for field experience students. Includes refreshments and Praxis drawings!
    Thursday, March 20 at 4 p.m., refreshments at 3:30 p.m.
  • Required Academic Community meeting and learning circles for field experience students. Includes refreshments and door prizes!
    Thursday, May 8 at 4:00 p.m., refreshments at 3:30 p.m.
    Student Center (A202)

Events are sponsored by Carroll's Education Department. These events provide an overview of the range of activities offered. Although some events may have expired, you can see the total picture of events through this comprehensive listing.

First Year Interest Groups (FIG)

Popular course combinations that give you the smart advantage on your career path.

A FIG provides a connection to learning in three courses that focus on a common career theme. Register for all three courses and round out a full-time schedule by selecting courses from the latest college catalog to fulfill General Education requirements. 

You will have the opportunity to interact and study with the same group of students in these three classes, and have the benefit of three or more faculty members working together to guide successful learning.

Exploring Elementary Education (FIGE)
Sample Schedule (Fall Term only)

EDUC120 - FIG-E Introduction to Education Mondays and Wednesdays
11 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.
EDUC121 - FIG-E Field Experience Arranged
PSYC 101 - FIG-E General Psychology Mondays and Wednesdays
9:30 - 10:50 a.m.
BIOL100 - FIG-E General Biology
Tuesdays and Thursdays
11 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.
BIOL100 - FIG-E Lab Thursdays
8 - 10:50 a.m.


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