Jessica Meyer is a senior at Grand Canyon University. She was raised in Tucson, AZ, but recently moved to Phoenix to attend traditional classes at GCU. Jessica is majoring in marketing in the Colangelo College of Business. It is her first and last year studying at the main campus, and she wishes her time at GCU could last longer! She loves GCU so much, that she hopes to continue to work for GCU’s marketing department after graduation.
Have you been keeping up with Teaching in Purple, presented by the College of Education? Part of the GCU Blogs Network, Teaching in Purple features posts written by GCU faculty, students and staff. These blogs explore current events, degree programs and helpful advice for current and future educators. In case you missed them, here are some of our readers’ favorite posts from spring 2016:
Do you have a passion for business, biology, history, science, English or art? Grand Canyon University offers plenty of opportunities for you to turn your passion into a career by earning a content degree for secondary education. Find out how you can share your passion with the next generation and how GCU can help you reach your career goals.
Grand Canyon University celebrated the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death with Shakespeare Week from Feb. 1 – 5. In honor of Shakespeare, professors from the College of Education, College of Fine Arts and Production, and College of Humanities and Social Sciences helped answer questions like, “Who was William Shakespeare?” “Why is Shakespearean language so hard to understand?” “Is Shakespeare in the curriculum?” and “Should we still read Shakespeare today?”
Lisset Pickens, an adjunct faculty member in Grand Canyon University’s College of Education, encourages teachers, prospective teachers and parents to instill in children the ability to face adversity. She walks readers through three main components: facing biases (adversity), emotional responsiveness (true self) and changing the climate (reaction).
There are often several factors that influence students to earn an education degree and become a teacher for future generations. This blog highlights five very important reasons to become a teacher. If you are feel as though you are called to pursue this career, find out how Grand Canyon University can help you become a passionate educator dedicated to learning, leading and serving.
This blog takes a look at Grand Canyon University’s Master of Arts in Autism Spectrum Disorders. Readers learn how students in the program can make a difference in the lives of students with ASD, why the degree is in high demand and why GCU is a great choice for this program.
Grand Canyon University’s College of Education is committed to nurturing your development into an outstanding educator. To learn more about how GCU’s education degrees can help you inspire minds and change lives, visit our website or contact us today!
Written by Jessica Meyer, a senior earning a marketing degree at GCU.