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Conceptual Framework

College of Education Mission Statement

Professional education programs at Grand Canyon University are designed to support and promote the University's mission to prepare learners to become global citizens, critical thinkers, effective communicators and responsible leaders from the context of its Christian heritage. The College of Education inspires excellence in pedagogy and scholarship; advances reflective, innovative and collaborative teaching practices to maximize student learning and achievement; promotes servant leadership in educational communities; and engages a diverse and global community of learners with purpose and passion.

Statement of Education Philosophy


We believe that all students can learn and that highly effective, innovative and collaborative teaching and administration maximizes best practices as well as student learning and achievement. Effective teachers and administrators are highly educated, skilled, committed and compassionate; they ensure all students learn to the best of their ability.


We believe that education is a powerful tool with which to purposefully engage a diverse, global community. As our teacher and administrator candidates find their purpose and calling within education, they seek to lead others to reach their God-given potential in order for them to influence the changing world.


The culture and Christian heritage of the University promotes a spirit of servant leadership within the College of Education's faculty, staff and learners so they can serve people within the broader educational community.