Bachelor of Science in Educational Studies Initial Program - Does Not Lead to Teacher Licensure

Develop Teaching Skills Beyond a Classroom

Grand Canyon University's Bachelor of Science in Educational Studies develops educators for opportunities outside of the traditional classroom. An educational studies degree provides foundational skills that focus on developing and applying fundamental pedagogical practices to a variety of settings. The bachelor's degree in educational studies also includes study of educational psychology, literacy, diversity, instructional technology, communications and classroom management.

Educational Studies Careers

Teaching skills are a cornerstone for a variety of career opportunities. Traditionally, students graduating with an educational studies degree have been interested in education-related jobs that do not require traditional teacher certifications, including parks and recreation, non-profits, workplace training and community programs. After understanding the fundamentals of teaching and learning, students develop skills to effectively teach and train in diverse learning environments.

This program is offered in the following formats or locations:

Main Campus

Enjoy Grand Canyon University\'s traditional campus experience. As of fall 2014, our 179-acre campus serves a growing student population of approximately 11,000. New modern classrooms, suite-style residence halls, popular dining options, resort-style swimming pools and a focus on creating a rich student life make GCU a top choice for high school graduates and transfer students.


The dynamic capabilities of GCUs online curriculum offer considerable flexibility and convenience for career oriented professionals who are pursuing their educational goals. Full time faculty members, equipped with strong academic backgrounds and practical experience in their fields, support you every step of the way. Our small class sizes provide an intimate environment that stimulates engaging and challenging discussions. Classes begin frequently.

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* Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information. Program subject to change.

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