As a future educator, you understand the importance of a quality education and the role it plays in students' lives. Choosing Grand Canyon University's (GCU) College of Education to gain your bachelor's, master's or doctoral degree in education, affords you the firm foundation needed to shape tomorrow's future.

Reaffirming our heritage as a leading school for teaching, we take advantage of all opportunities to engage, instruct and inspire students of all ages. Our faculty incorporates modern pedagogy, including student-driven learning concepts and technology, into everyday practices. Integrating philosophy with real-world knowledge, we implement strategies that help you think more critically and prepare you for an enriching career in education.

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Pathways to Teaching

Education programs in the College of Education are approved by the Arizona Department of Education.

  • Why do future educators choose GCU?
  • We offer initial teacher preparation options for bachelor's and master's degrees in education.
  • Field experience, exam preparation and student teaching are part of your learning journey.
  • Our curriculum aligns with national standards.
  • The Teaching Intern certificate is an alternative pathway to teacher licensure designed for students contracted to teach in a high-needs district in Arizona.

High School and College Enrollment Programs

It's never too soon for high school seniors to earn college credits at GCU. Canyon Christian Schools Consortium, Participants in Learning, Leading and Serving, Canyon Educational Participants or the Alliance Program for Homeschool Achievement students can get a head start on learning with dual enrollment opportunities.

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Campus and Online Program Options

With modern facilities, small class sizes and instructors who care, you are sure to be pleased when attending GCU's main campus in pursuit of a bachelor's, master's or doctoral education degree. Our convenient online education degrees limit course enrollment to allow you time to connect with faculty. Teaching degrees are also offered in evening cohorts for working professionals needing flexibility with face-to-face interaction. Attend classes once weekly at a GCU campus.

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Continuing Education for Teachers

Continuing Education

GCU is an educator's preferred choice for continuing education credits. Whatever your needs - recertification, licensure, endorsements - courses are available online or on campus. 

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Single Courses 

Single Courses

GCU caters learning to both degree and non-degree seeking students. Explore our individual course offerings. 

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Minors for Education Majors

Minors for Education

Enhance your skills and career possibilities; declare a minor to supplement your education degree.

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