College of Education Accreditation

Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP)

Grand Canyon University is a member in good standing of the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP), a national accrediting organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. The programs listed below have been awarded full accreditation by AAQEP through June 30, 2026. Full accreditation acknowledges that a program prepares effective educators who continue to grow as professionals and has demonstrated the commitment and capacity to maintain quality.

AAQEP-Accredited Programs at GCU:

  • Initial Programs
  • Advanced Programs
  • BS in Early Childhood (ITL)
  • BS in Early Childhood and Early Childhood Special Education (ITL)
  • BS in Elementary Education (ITL)
  • BS in Elementary Education – ESL (ITL)
  • BS in Elementary Education – Christian Education (ITL)
  • BS in Elementary Education – Teaching Reading (ITL)
  • BS in Elementary Education – STEM (ITL)
  • BS in Elementary and Special Education (ITL)
  • BA in English for Secondary Education (ITL)
  • BA in History for Secondary Education (ITL)
  • BA in Dance for Secondary Education (ITL)
  • BA in Theatre for Secondary Education (ITL)
  • BS in Mathematics for Secondary Education (ITL)
  • BS in Business for Secondary Education (ITL)
  • BS in Biology for Secondary Education (ITL)
  • BS in Chemistry for Secondary Education (ITL)
  • BS in Physical Education (ITL)
  • BA in Dance Education (ITL)
  • BA in Music Education – Choral: Piano (ITL)
  • BA in Music Education – Choral: Voice (ITL)
  • BA in Music Education – Instrumental: Brass, Woodwind, Percussion or Strings (ITL)
  • BA in Music Education – Instrumental: Voice (ITL)
  • BA in Theatre Education (ITL)
  • MEd in Early Childhood Education (ITL)
  • MEd in Early Childhood Education Nevada ARL (ITL)
  • MEd in Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education (ITL)
  • MEd in Elementary Education (ITL)
  • MEd in Elementary Education Nevada ARL (ITL)
  • MEd in Elementary Education and Special Education (ITL)
  • MEd in Secondary Education (ITL)
  • MEd in Secondary Education with an Emphasis in Humanities (ITL)
  • MEd in Secondary Education with an Emphasis in STEM (ITL)
  • MEd in Secondary Humanities Education Nevada ARL (ITL)
  • MEd in Secondary STEM Education Nevada ARL (ITL)
  • MEd in Special Education (ITL)
  • MEd in Special Education: Moderate to Severe (ITL)
  • MEd in Special Education Nevada ARL (ITL)
  • MA in Reading – Emphasis in Elementary Education
  • MA in Reading – Emphasis in Secondary Education
  • MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation
P.O. Box 7511
Fairfax Station, VA 22039-9998
Email: aaqep@aaqep.org
aaqep.org

Grand Canyon University has been fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) since 1968. Visit our University Accreditation page for information about the HLC and how it serves the students of GCU.

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