5 Frequently Asked Questions about Education Degrees

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Thinking about earning an education degree from Grand Canyon University? You may have some questions about the different programs and how your degree will prepare you for the future. Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about education degrees:

What degree should I earn?

Grand Canyon University’s College of Education offers a wide variety of education programs, both at the bachelor’s and master’s level. So, whether you are a recent high school graduate looking to take the first step toward a teaching career, or you are already a teacher looking to further your education with a master’s degree, GCU has the program for you. Some of the many degrees available include early childhood education, elementary education, elementary and special education and secondary education.

What can I do with an education degree?

Many students who graduate with an education degree choose to go into the field of education right away. Some teach in their own classroom in a public, private or charter school, while others choose to advance their education in order to qualify for leadership positions within their school or school district. Earning a master’s degree can help you qualify for endorsements, promotions or pay increases!

Can I earn my degree online?

Online degrees have become increasingly popular. The College of Education offers a wide variety of online degree programs that allow educators to continue their pursuit of lifelong learning. These programs offer convenience and flexibility, allowing students to earn their degree in a format that best fits their needs!

How long does it take to become an elementary school teacher?

Most elementary education degree programs take four years to complete. However, this length of time may vary based on several factors, including the learning modality and the number of credits taken each semester. Also, remember that many education degrees require practicum or field experiences in addition to student teaching.

What can I do with an education degree other than teach?

If you are thinking about pursuing an education degree, you may be wondering what you can do with your degree outside of teaching. Many graduates go into the teaching field right after graduation; however, there are a variety of other fields to choose from as well. Your teaching degree will help you prepare to be a thoughtful, organized and hard-working leader. Therefore, your education may prepare you for careers in sales, marketing, human resources or even writing. In addition, you can also work as a guest teacher in a school district or take on a role in youth organizations.

Grand Canyon University’s College of Education offers a wide variety of degrees that prepare graduates to inspire minds and change lives. To learn more about GCU, visit our website or request more information using the button at the top of the page.

Written by Lauren Abraham, a senior earning a communications degree at GCU.

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author’s and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Grand Canyon University. Any sources cited were accurate as of the publish date.