Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education (Emphasis in Science) Initial Program - Leads to Initial Teacher Licensure

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The Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with an Emphasis in Science is offered for students who are preparing for a career as a middle school or elementary science teacher. The format and courses of this regionally accredited and Arizona State Board of Education approved program are designed to maximize the content knowledge that the teacher candidate will possess upon graduation along with the content knowledge to meet the needs of 21st century learners by specializing in science.

As a teacher of Elementary Education, you will study topics such as curriculum development, classroom management, cultural diversity, English as a Second Language, methods of teaching technology in education, and educational psychology. All courses are directly aligned with professional teaching standards and the associated national content standards.

To become an elementary science teacher, you‛ll study topics such as the scientific method, critical thinking and forming hypotheses, the properties of Earth and its materials, DNA replication, metabolic pathways, cell division, and animal form and functions. Content courses are aligned to the professional standards of the National Science Teachers Association.

Opportunities are provided to apply concepts, theories, and research throughout the program. Assignments within many of the courses guide students through 105 hours of practicum/field experiences prior to student teaching, and the final semester of the program includes a full-time, 16-week student teaching component.

Program Disclosure

Category Non-Traditional Traditional
Books & Supplies (Per Program) $2,830 $3,900
Tuition & Fees (Per Program) $52,750 $68,150
Room & Board (Per Program, If Applicable) $3,285
On Time Graduation Rate 83% N/A
Median Private Loan Debt $0 N/A
Median TIV Loan Debt $42,039 N/A
Median Institutional Financing Plan Debt N/A N/A

Program SOC

Occupations
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
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  2. Book costs are based on an average. Costs may increase or decrease depending on electronic availability or publisher's book costs.
  3. Room and board costs may be higher or lower depending on housing and meal plan choice. This number is based on an average for students on campus.
  4. Some Non-Traditional programs may be offered on the ground campus or on-line.
  5. N/A identifies that a program is not offered in that modality or that fewer than 10 students graduated within the reported timeframe.
  6. Tuition and Fees for each program are based on current rates. Future Tuition and Fee Rates may vary. Tuition was calculated using the number of credit hours in the program times the current tuition rate and includes the Graduation Fee. Full time students enrolled at a program taken at the main campus include a Student Activity Fee, charged every semester. Online programs include a one time Learning Management Fee. Some programs may also include additional fees based on course materials.
  7. On-time graduation rates and median loan debt are based on students who graduated in the 2011-2012 award year.
  8. Not all GCU programs are available in all states and in all learning modalities.
  9. Program availability is contingent on student enrollment.

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

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