GCU ALLIANCES

Supporting K-12 students and educators demands an organized effort across schools, communities and organizations. Together with our alliances, Strategic Educational Alliances (SEA) provides educational programs, events and grants to help foster a college-ready culture. Learn about how SEA helps students and educators prepare for 21st century possibilities.


Canyon Christian Schools Consortium (CCSC)

The Canyon Christian Schools Consortium (CCSC) is an alliance participant program with goals to reduce the overall cost of private Christian education, increase enrollment for faith-based high schools and offer significant incentives to encourage Christian high school students to enroll at GCU.

CCSC is designed to enhance the Christian educational experience of your teachers, students, parents and school community through discounts on university programs, professional development and training.

As CCSC evolves, so do the services and support that GCU offers to members. We welcome your input and feedback about ways we can further serve CCSC members and Christian education.

Participant Benefits


Degree Programs

Many of our participants take advantage of program discounts in the College of Education and the College of Doctoral Studies; however, please note that program discounts are also available in other GCU colleges as specified in the alliance agreements.

  • Education Degrees 
    Learn the fundamentals to be a leader to the next generation. Get practical training as you find your purpose at GCU. Learn more about our College of Education.
  • Doctoral Degrees 
    Through research and critical thinking, we help scholars prepare for the next level in their career. Learn more about our College of Doctoral Studies.

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Participants in Learning, Leading and Serving (PLLS)

Participants in Learning, Leading & Serving (PLLS) is a GCU participant program delivering services and additional opportunities focused on attracting, retaining and maintaining quality professionals in education and educational leadership. The PLLS program is designed to benefit teachers, students, parents and leadership of public district schools through alliance scholarships, university program discounts, professional development, grants and more.

As PLLS evolves, so do the services and support that GCU offers to its members. We welcome your input and feedback about ways we can further serve our PLLS participants.

Participant Benefits

Degree Programs

As an alliance member, you may choose to pursue a degree program through the College of Education or the College of Doctoral Studies. Discounts are also available through other GCU colleges as specified in alliance agreements.

  • Education Degrees 
    Discover the principles of teaching and learning in the modern classroom with bachelor’s and master’s degree programs provided by GCU’s College of Education. Learn more about our College of Education degrees.
  • Doctoral Degrees 
    GCU’s College of Doctoral Studies helps you acquire the skills and knowledge to lead in education, research and policy development. Advance your learning with our accelerated programs.

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Canyon Educational Participant (CEP)

Canyon Educational Participant (CEP) is a participant program offering services and additional opportunities focused on attracting, retaining and maintaining quality professionals in education and educational leadership. CEP is designed to benefit the teachers, students, parents and leadership of public charter schools and educational organizations, as well as GCU's College of Education and College of Doctoral Studies students.

As the concept of CEP evolves, so do the services and support that GCU offers to members. We welcome your input and feedback about ways we can further serve you and your educational community.

Participant Benefits

Degree Programs

The College of Education and the College of Doctoral Studies offer degree programs that are popular amongst many of our participants. Please review your alliance agreement to learn more about available programs.

  • Education Degrees 
    Improve your skills or gain the credentials you need to lead or teach. Find K-12, special education and administration degree programs offered by GCU's College of Education.
  • Doctoral Degrees 
    Join a community of scholars and leaders in the field of education as they explore new developments in learning and teaching. View programs offered by GCU's College of Doctoral Studies.

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Alliance Program for Homeschool Achievement (ALPHA)

The Alliance Program for Homeschool Achievement (ALPHA) is a participant program offering support services and opportunities to enhance the educational experiences of homeschool co-ops and families. Through alliance scholarships, university program discounts, professional development and grants, ALPHA is designed to benefit the students, parents and leadership within your educational community.

As the concept of ALPHA evolves, so do the services and support that GCU offers to members. We welcome your input and feedback about ways we can further serve our ALPHA participants.

Participant Benefits

Degree Programs

Take advantage of program discounts in the College of Education and the College of Doctoral Studies. Interested in another degree program? Program discounts are also available in other GCU colleges as specified in your alliance agreement.

  • Education Degrees 
    GCU's College of Education degree programs aim to prepare outstanding educators and leaders for the demands of today's K-12 classrooms. Read more about our education majors.
  • Doctoral Degrees 
    Accelerate your learning and enrich your leadership skills with GCU's College of Doctoral Studies advanced degree programs. View majors and programs info to begin your doctoral journey.

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