College of Education Accreditation

Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP)

Grand Canyon University and the College of Education is a member in good standing of the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP). The AAQEP was founded in 2017 by educators across the country to promote a framework that includes comprehensive standards of program performance, growth, practices and improvement. These standards promote teacher-preparedness through the use of programs and cohorts that meet periodically. The AAQEP uses evidence in written reports and technological advances to provide full transparency in quality and expectations.

The following programs have been awarded full accreditation by AAQEP through June 30, 2026:

  • Initial Programs
  • Advanced Programs
    • Reading
    • TESOL
  • 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 and Special Education (ITL)
  • BA in English for Secondary Education (ITL)
  • BA in History 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 Secondary Education (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 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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