Dr. Carol Johnson

School Counseling, School Psychology and Special Education
College of Education, Hospitality, Health and Human Sciences

Office: 240 G Heritage Hall
Phone: 715-232-1619
Email: johnsoncaro@uwstout.edu

Brief Biography

Carol is a former classroom teacher and school counselor who is now teaching at the university level in the field of school counselor preparation. She is currently the Department Chair for SCOPE which includes the School Counseling, School Psychology and Special Education programs.

Teaching Interests: Carol teaches several of the foundational core classes in the program that include Professional Orientation, Pre-K through 12 Counseling Curriculum, Practicum, Assessment Lab and Internship Seminar. Carol supervises student interns in the field at their placements throughout western Wisconsin. Carol's teaching interests include preparing school counselors to teach classroom and small group counseling lessons; test administration and test score interpretation; and advising and advocating for the student athletes.

Research Interests: Student Athletes as a Special Population Autism and Career Planning for Students Creative Lesson Planning for School Counselors

Professional Interests: Job Seeking and Coaching for recently hired school counselors Career Planning and Assessments for Career Exploration


    • Ph D Doctor of Philosphy
      Colorado State University
      Fort Collins, CO, United States, 1995
    • MS Teacher Vocational Education
      Colorado State University
      Fort Collins, CO, United States, 1983
    • BS Teacher Education/Vocational Education, Consumer and Family Studies
      University of Akron
      Akron, OH, United States, 1973

Licensures and Certifications

  • K-12 Licensed Pupil Service Provider: Colorado Department of Education (CDE)

Work Experience

    Academic - Post-Secondary

      • University of Wisconsin-Stout, College of Education, Health and Human Sciences (CEHHS) School of Education; SCOPE Department (School Counseling, School Psychology and Special Education
        Department Chair
        August 2013 - August 2016

Awards, Fellowships, Honors, and Scholarships


    • Outstanding Graduate Educator, (May 2013)

Professional Memberships

  • National Career Development Association (NCDA)
  • Wisconsin School Counselor Association (WSCA)
  • American School Counseling Association (ASCA)



      UW Stout

      • Plan A (Thesis) Chair, (May 2006)