Have you considered a career in the field of education but are unsure of which specialty would be the best fit for you? Perhaps you are considering elementary education.
Elementary teachers are best equipped to teach grades 1-6 but can also teach at the junior high level if they want to specialize in a curricular area. Elementary education is the best field for generalists who are looking to innovate and build relationships with a smaller number of students over the course of the school day. In teaching elementary education, one should enjoy the opportunity to deliver different content areas with students.
Grand Canyon University offers several undergraduate and graduate-level elementary education degrees. Students are able to take these programs at GCU's main campus, located in the heart of Phoenix, AZ, or online at the times and places that best fit their schedule.
Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education degrees are available that focus on english, math and science. In addition, GCU offers a Master of Education in Elementary Education designed for students seeking a teaching certificate specifically for the education of children in grades 1-8.
In both the bachelor's in elementary education programs and the master's-level program, courses are taught by experts in their respective fields who share knowledge and experience in the areas of educational psychology, reading strategies, teaching methods, classroom management and curriculum development. All courses are directly aligned with the Arizona Professional Teacher Standards (APTS) and the Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC) principles.
Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Special Education (Dual Major)
Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education (Emphasis in English)
Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education (Emphasis in Math)
Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education (Emphasis in Science)
Master of Education in Elementary Education
Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction: Reading with an Emphasis in Elementary Education