Education Degrees for PLLS Members

College of Education

Education Degree Opportunities for PLLS Members

Grand Canyon University College of EducationThe College of Education, in partnership with the College of Doctoral Studies, proudly prepares educators to serve and lead in public and private K-12 schools world-wide. Our professors are highly qualified in their fields, having earned numerous awards as authors, presenters and teachers. They use multiple means of instruction to train learners to implement a variety of strategies and techniques in their own educational environments.

Professional education programs at Grand Canyon University (GCU) are designed to support and promote the University's mission to prepare learners to become global citizens, critical thinkers, effective communicators and responsible leaders. 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.

GCU's College of Education and College of Doctoral Studies offer a large variety of initial licensure and advanced programs in areas such as: elementary education, secondary education, special education, educational administration, and organizational leadership. Grand Canyon University's teacher and administrator degree programs reflect the standards of both national accrediting bodies and the Arizona Department of Education. Students have the flexibility of attending class on our campus or online.

Member Only Discount

Faculty and staff in PLLS member-districts receive a 10 percent discount toward tuition for undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral degree programs. Further, spouses of staff members at PLLS member districts receive a five percent discount toward tuition for undergraduate, graduate or doctoral degree programs. (The PLLS discount cannot be combined with any other institutional scholarship, aid offer or discount.)

PLLS members may also request cohort programs for continuing education, individual courses and/or master's and doctoral degree programs to be delivered on GCU's campus, at approved school district locations (upon site approval), at regionally approved GCU sites or online.

Individual courses from GCU's degree programs, along with a portfolio of six-week online continuing education classes, are also offered at a 10 percent discount.

The
College of Education Promise

Grand Canyon University's College of Education affirms that our graduates have made a personal commitment of excellence to both their students and the profession. This commitment is nurtured throughout their program of study and solidified during student teaching.

Believing in the preparedness of our graduates, the excellence of our programs, and the personal commitment graduates have made to both their students and the profession, the College promises to provide first-year teaching assistance, as necessary, to graduates recommended for teacher certification.

Assistance may be requested by the graduate, principal, or superintendent at no expense and can range from a refresher course in the area of difficulty to GCU faculty mentoring. Coachable areas include, but are not limited to, curriculum planning and design, classroom management and differentiated instruction.