Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education

Offered By: College of Education

Domains

  1. Student Development and Learning Differences - Teacher candidates use their understanding of young children’s characteristics and needs; readiness for learning while taking into account the multiple influences on early development and learning; and develop shared values, expectations, appreciation for cultural diversity, and reciprocal relationships with students, colleagues, and families to promote healthy, respectful, supportive, and challenging learning environments for young children. (NAEYC 1, 2; InTASC 1, 2, 3, 10)
    • Create developmentally appropriate instruction that addresses young children’s characteristics and needs, including strengths, interests, and needs that enable each student to advance and accelerate his or her learning. [NAEYC 1a; InTASC 1(a), 1(b), 1(e), 1(d), 1(i), 1(j) 2(a), 2(b), 2(f), 2(g), 2(h), 2(l), 3(i); ISTE-T 1a]
    • Identify readiness for learning while taking into account the multiple influences (cognitive, linguistic, social, emotional, and/or physical) on early development and learning. [NAEYC 1b; InTASC 1(e), 1(f), 1(h), 2(), 2(m)]
    • Collaborate with students to develop shared values and expectations to create healthy, respectful, supportive, and inclusive learning environments for young children. [NAEYC 1c; InTASC 3(c), 3(d), 3(f), 3(j), 3(k), 3(o), 3(p); MC3, MC4]
    • Utilize multiple perspectives relevant to students’ personal, family and community experiences and cultural diversity to promote student outcomes. [NAEYC 2a; InTASC 1(g), 2(d), 2(j), 2(k), 2(n), 4(m); MC3, MC5]
    • Support and engage families and communities through respectful, reciprocal relationships. [NAEYC 2b; InTASC 3(q), 10(d), 10(e), 10(m); ISTE-T 1d; MC1]
    • Plan for children’s development and learning as a collaborative activity with the input of students, colleagues, families, and the larger community. [NAEYC 2c; InTASC 1(c), 1(k), 3(c); ISTE-T 3b, ISTE-T 3c; MC1, MC4]
  2. Content Knowledge - Teacher candidates apply in-depth content knowledge, appropriate curriculum, content standards, early learning standards, and learning resources to promote developmentally meaningful, engaging, and challenging learning opportunities for all children. (NAEYC 5; InTASC 4, 5, 7)
    • Apply in-depth content knowledge and learning resources in the academic disciplines to create meaningful and engaging opportunities for students to learn, practice, and master content. [NAEYC 5a, 5b; InTASC 4(b), 4(c), 4(d), 4(f), 4(j), 4(r), 5, 5(l); MC1, MC2; ISTE-T 1b]
    • Apply appropriate curriculum, content standards, and early learning standards to plan, implement, and evaluate developmentally meaningful and challenging learning opportunities for each child. [NAEYC 5c; InTASC 4(a), 4(f), 4(h), 4(l), 4(n), 5(f), 5(k), 7(a), 7(g)]
    • Utilize current tools and resources to support learner development across content areas, connecting core subjects into meaningful learning experiences. [NAEYC 4b; InTASC 5(a), 5(c), 5(h), 5(i), 5(j), 5(l), 5(n), 5(p); ISTE-T 1c]
  3. Instructional Practice - Teacher candidates build upon positive relationships and supportive interactions in order to plan and implement developmentally appropriate approaches, strategies, and tools to positively influence each child’s development and learning. [NAEYC 4; InTASC 3, 7, 8, 9)
    • Collaborate with students and families to build a safe, positive learning environment of openness, mutual respect, positive relationships, and supportive interactions as the foundation of their work with children. [NAEYC 4a; InTASC 3(a), 3(q), 7(o), 8(c), 8(m); MC1]
    • Plan instruction that uses effective strategies and resources to meet the needs of individuals and groups of students for early education. [NAEYC 4b; InTASC 7(b), 7(c), 7(k), 7(n), 8(a), 8(g), 8(l), 8(n), 8(o), 8(r); MC2]
    • Implement a wide range of developmentally, culturally, and linguistically appropriate teaching and learning strategies to achieve individual learning outcomes. [NAEYC 4c; InTASC 7(c), 7(i), 7(j), 7(m), 7(k), 8(e), 8(h), 8(k), 8(p); MC5]
    • Reflect upon and evaluate personal practice and appropriately modify instruction to meet each child’s learning needs and promote positive outcomes. [NAEYC 4d; InTASC 7(f), 7(p), 8(j), 9(c), 9(h), 9(g); MC2]
    • Promote the responsible student use of interactive technologies to collaborate in positive face-to-face and virtual environments by applying effective interpersonal communication skills. [NAYCE 4b; InTASC 3(b), 3(g), 3(h), 3(m), 3(n), 3(o), ISTE-T 2a, 2b, 2c, 4b, MC1]
    • Collaborate with other professionals, including those with specialized expertise, to evaluate the outcomes of teaching and learning and to adapt planning and practice. [NAYCE 4a; InTASC 7(e), 7(o), 9(c); MC1]
  4. Assessment - Teacher candidates know about and understand the goals, benefits, and uses of assessment, assessment technology, and assistive technology as instructional tools, diagnostic screeners, and two-way communication devices to promote development, learning outcomes, and collaborative partnerships for the benefit of young children. (NAEYC 3; InTASC 6, 7, 8)
    • Examine assessments and other performance data to develop appropriate goals, curriculum, and teaching strategies for individual children. [NAEYC 3a; InTASC 6(c), 6(r), 7(d), 7(l); MC2]
    • Use technology and other appropriate assessment tools and approaches to observe, document, and collect data to inform practice and decision making. [NAEYC 3b; InTASC 6(a), 6(b), 6(i), 6(j), 6(t); ISTE-T 2d]
    • Utilize ethical, responsible assessment practices to promote positive outcomes for each child. [NAEYC 3c; InTASC 6(e), 6(g), 6(k), 6(v)]
    • Continuously monitor student learning by analyzing data and adjusting instruction and provide meaningful feedback to students. [NAEYC 3b; InTASC 6(d), 6(f), 6(g), 6(l), 6(m), 6(n), 6(q), 6(s), 8(b)]
    • Develop partnerships with families and professional colleagues to support assessment practices, engage students, and build effective learning environments and experiences. [NAEYC 3d; InTASC 6(c), 7(e); MC5]
    • Make appropriate accommodations, including the use of assistive technology, in assessments or testing conditions to meet individual student needs. [NAEYC 3c; InTASC 6(h), 6(p), 6(u); ISTE-T 2c]
  5. Professional Responsibility - Teacher candidates prepared in early childhood education degree programs engage in ongoing professional development; model the expectations of the profession by upholding ethical, professional, and legal standards; inform their practice through relevant, research-based perspectives; and engage in informed advocacy to optimize the learning opportunities for young children, while advancing the early childhood profession. (NAEYC 6; InTASC 4, 9, 10)
    • Engage in ongoing, collaborative professional development from the early childhood field to inform practice in order to maximize learning outcomes. [NAEYC 6a, 6c; InTASC 4(o), 4(p), 9(a), 9(b), 9(d), 9(e), 9(l), 10(e), 10(f), 10(g), 10(i), 10(n), 10(r); ISTE-T 3a, 4a, 4c, 5d]
    • Model the expectations of the profession by upholding ethical standards, professional standards of practice, and relevant laws and policies. [NAEYC 6b; InTASC 9(f), 9(i), 9(o); MC3, MC5; ISTE-T 4a]
    • Integrate relevant, research-based perspectives on early childhood to promote professional practice. [NAEYC 6d; InTASC 9(n), 10(h), 10(t); ISTE 5b, 5c; MC2]
    • Engage in informed advocacy to optimize the learning opportunities for young children, strengthen the learning environment, and advance the early childhood profession. [NAEYC 6e; InTASC 10(j), 10(k), 10(l), 10(m), 10(o), 10(p), 10(s); MC 4]

Disclosure Categories Related to Professional Licensure

Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education

for residents of AL, AK, AS, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FM, FL, GA, GU, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MH, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, MP, OH, OK, OR, PA, PR, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VI, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY

Alabama

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Class B: Bachelor's Level Certificate from Alabama. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - Apply to state with valid AZ license

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 03/04/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements in this state. Graduates from this program are eligible to obtain a credential in this state if they have first obtained a credential from the professional licensing agency in Arizona. Graduates in these states will be required to provide an Arizona credential that is free of deficiencies to this state licensing board as part of the application process. To do so, graduates will have to meet all Arizona requirements for licensure prior to seeking licensure in this state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Alabama Department of Education
50 North Ripley Street
P.O. Box 302101
Montgomery, AL, 36104
334-694-4557
https://www.alsde.edu/sec/ec/pages/home.aspx

Alaska

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Initial Teacher Certificate from Alaska. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Licensure with Deficiencies

Based upon a review of the regulations on 01/20/2021, graduates from this program may obtain a license in the state. This state allows graduates from this program to obtain a license with specific deficiencies. The license provided will include additional conditions which the state requires the applicant to meet to maintain licensure. Individuals with specific questions about this state’s process or regulations are advised to contact the state board to determine if the program will meet the individual’s needs. The state contact information and any known additional coursework and/or training which will be required after licensure are outlined below.


Additional Coursework Requirements

The Alaska Department of Education and Early Development requires applicants to complete two additional courses in addition to the program at GCU. The student will be required to complete:

- 3 semester hours of approved Alaska Studies
- 3 semester hours of approved Alaska Multicultural Coursework

To find approved courses go to https://education.alaska.gov/teachercertification/culture#

Whether applying for licensure directly or applying for licensure through reciprocity, verification of completion of the above courses must be submitted to Alaska DEED before the expiration of initial licensure. It is the student's responsibility to be aware of and meet the educational requirements for the state in which they are applying for licensure.


Additional Training Requirements

The Alaska Department of Education and Early Development require applicants who direct certify to complete four mandatory trainings. Applicants who apply for teacher certification through reciprocity are exempt from the mandatory trainings.

Mandatory Trainings:
* Sexual abuse awareness and prevention
* Alcohol or drug related disabilities
* Dating violence awareness and prevention
* Suicide awareness and prevention

Only trainings approved by an Alaska public school district or the Department of Education & Early Development (DEED) will satisfy this requirement. Trainings offered by universities and other organizations must be approved by DEED. The following documents may be submitted as evidence of completion of the approved trainings:
*A record of training with signature of district superintendent or appointed designee or a dean of an accredited school of education;
*A certificate of completion from a training program approved by DEED (See eLearning courses below); or
*An official transcript showing the completion of a training course approved by DEED.

More information can be found at: https://education.alaska.gov/teachercertification/mandatorytraining


Field Placement Requirements

In the state of Alaska, before student teaching can begin, students must receive a Student Teacher Authorization. Student Teacher Authorization applications may take up to four months to be processed. To apply for a Student Teacher Authorization, the student must submit all necessary items in a single packet. The packet must include:

1. A completed Student Teacher Authorization Packet
2. FBI applicant fingerprint card (FD258) or previous background clearance
3. Verification of passing scores on an approved Basic Competency Exam (BCE)
4. A completed Student Teacher Program Enrollment Form
5. Online payment receipt, money order or cashier's check

The application and supporting documents must be mailed to the Teacher Certification office at:
Department of Education and Early Development
Teacher Certification
PO Box 110500
Juneau, AK 99811-0500

Photocopies, scanned or faxed applications will not be accepted.


GCU’s program requires placement in two settings, one occurs in a Birth-Pre-K classroom (practicum course) and one in a K-3 classroom (student teaching course).


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Alaska Department of Education and Early Development
801 West 10th Street, Suite 200
P.O. Box 110500
Juneau, AK, 99811-0500
907-465-2831
http://www.eed.state.ak.us/TeacherCertification/

American Samoa

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a from American Samoa. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Unable to Determine

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 02/08/2021, Grand Canyon University is unable to determine if completion of this program meets educational requirements for licensure in American Samoa. Applicants are advised to seek additional information from the relevant professional licensing agency in the location which they seek employment.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Board of Higher Education American Samoa Community College
P.O. Box 2609
Pago Pago, AS, 96799
(684) 699-9155
http://www.amsamoa.edu/

Arizona

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Standard License from Arizona. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - Approved by the State

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 03/30/2021, this program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state.


Agency Approval Granted

The Grand Canyon University College of Education is approved by the Arizona State Board of Education to offer Institutional Recommendations for Initial Teacher Licensure of early childhood, early childhood special education, elementary, secondary, special education teachers, principals and school counselors only. Programs that lead to licensure contain a student teaching or internship component.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Arizona Department of Education
1535 West Jefferson Street
Phoenix, AZ, 85007
602-542-4367
http://www.azed.gov/

Arkansas

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a License/Certificate from Arkansas. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 02/25/2021, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


Availability of Equivalent Credential

The Arkansas Department of Education has eliminated the Pre-K through 4th (PK-4) grade certificate and replaced it with the Early Childhood/ Special Education Integrated (B-K) certificate and the Elementary Education (K-6) certificate. This program does not lead to either of these certificates in Arkansas as it does not include the special education content required.

Individuals wishing to obtain licensure for Birth through Kindergarten should consider the Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education program. Individuals wishing to obtain licensure for K-6 should complete the Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education program. Individuals not seeking professional licensure may take the program for general interest.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Arkansas Department of Education
Four Capitol Mall Room 106-B
Little Rock, AR, 72201
501-682-4475
http://www.arkansased.gov/

California

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Preliminary Teaching Credential from California. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - Apply to state with valid AZ license

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 01/26/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements in this state. Graduates from this program are eligible to obtain a credential in this state if they have first obtained a credential from the professional licensing agency in Arizona. Graduates in these states will be required to provide an Arizona credential that is free of deficiencies to this state licensing board as part of the application process. To do so, graduates will have to meet all Arizona requirements for licensure prior to seeking licensure in this state.


Additional Coursework Requirements

California's Commission on Teacher Credentialing requires individuals who complete a teacher preparation program and receive a five-year preliminary credential to earn a clear credential. To earn a clear credential, applicants would complete a commission-approved teacher induction program. This cannot be completed during a GCU initial teacher licensure program and is met once a Preliminary credential is issued.

In addition, California's Commission on Teacher Credentialing offers CLAD and BCLAD permits. GCU's education programs do not include coursework that can be used to qualify for the Cross-cultural, Language, and Academic Development (CLAD) and Bilingual Authorization Permits (CLAD and BCLAD). This requirement will need to be completed during the Preliminary Credential time frame of five years. It is the student's responsibility to be aware of and meet the educational course requirements for the state in which they are applying for licensure.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

California Commission on Teacher Credentialing
1900 Capitol Avenue
Sacramento, CA, 95811-4213
http://www.ctc.ca.gov/

Colorado

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Initial Teacher License from Colorado. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 01/28/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Colorado Department of Education
6000 E. Evans Ave
Building #2, Suite 100
Denver, CO, 80222
303-866-6628
http://www.cde.state.co.us/index_home.htm

Connecticut

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Initial Certificate from Connecticut. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 04/01/2021, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


Additional Coursework Requirements

Connecticut Early Childhood Certification Requirement
The Connecticut Department of Education requires an Early Childhood program to include special education coursework in order for the student to be eligible for an Integrated Early Childhood/Special Education endorsement. Special Education coursework must be included as part of an approved program in order to qualify for this endorsement. Subsequently, this program will not lead to an endorsement in Connecticut. Individuals seeking the Early Childhood/Special Education endorsement should consider the Bachelor of Science or Master of Education in Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education to meet the Connecticut requirements. Individuals can take this program for general interest.


The Connecticut Department of Education requires the following early childhood education coursework.
i) Curriculum and methods for typical and special-needs children, taught in a manner that would facilitate the understanding of children with special-needs in a least-restrictive environment, and shall consist of course work in integrated curriculum and strategies for developmentally appropriate nursery-kindergarten programs.
Program adaptations for children with special needs; or teaching strategies and related services for children with special needs; or program planning for children with special needs.
ii.) This group shall consist of course work in facilitating development and programming for normal and special-needs infants and toddlers with study in at least three of the following four areas:
- Infant/toddler development and assessment; or assessment of behavior and development in infants and toddlers;
- Curriculum development for infants and toddlers; or appropriate environment and the role of play;
- Infant/toddler program models, issues and collaborations; or programs for infants and toddlers with parent and professional support;
- Adaptations for infants and toddlers with special needs; or adapting the infant/toddler environment for children with special needs;
iii) Supervised student teaching or practicum in a pre-kindergarten or kindergarten, including children with special needs; and
For birth through kindergarten supervised student teaching in a program serving infants and toddlers, including children with special needs; for nursery-grade three supervised student teaching in grades one, two or three.
Grand Canyon University’s Early Childhood Education program does not include the early childhood education coursework listed above. This coursework must be included in an approved Early Childhood program. These courses cannot be taken separately.



State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Connecticut Department of Education
450 Columbus Blvd
PO BOX 2219
Hartford, CT, 06145-2219
860-713-6969
http://www.sde.ct.gov/sde/site/default.asp

Delaware

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Initial Certificate from Delaware. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - Apply to state with valid AZ license

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 03/23/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements in this state. Graduates from this program are eligible to obtain a credential in this state if they have first obtained a credential from the professional licensing agency in Arizona. Graduates in these states will be required to provide an Arizona credential that is free of deficiencies to this state licensing board as part of the application process. To do so, graduates will have to meet all Arizona requirements for licensure prior to seeking licensure in this state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Delaware Department of Education
Collette Education Resource Center
35 Commerce Way, Suite 1
Dover, DE, 19904
302-857-3388
http://www.doe.k12.de.us/

District of Columbia

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Standard Credential from District of Columbia. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 03/22/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

D.C. Office of State Superintendent of Education - Teacher License
1050 First Street NE
2nd Floor
Washington, DC, 20002
202-724-8600
http://osse.dc.gov/service/educator-licensure-services

Federated States of Micronesia

Unable to Determine

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 03/12/2021, Grand Canyon University is unable to determine if completion of this program meets educational requirements for licensure in Federated States of Micronesia. Applicants are advised to seek additional information from the relevant professional licensing agency in the location which they seek employment.

Florida

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Professional Certificate from Florida. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 03/04/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Florida Department of Education
Room 201, Turlington Building
325 West Gaines Street
Tallahassee, FL, 32399-0400
800-445-6739
http://www.fldoe.org/edcert/

Georgia

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Induction Certificate from Georgia. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 03/23/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Availability of Equivalent Credential

GCU's BS in Early Childhood Education program only leads to Georgia's Elementary Education P-5 Certificate it will not lead to a Birth-Kindergarten Certificate.


Field Placement Requirements

The Georgia Professional Standards Commission requires candidates obtain a Pre-Service Certificate in order to complete practicum,internship or student teaching hours in a Georgia school. Candidates are required to complete a successful Georgia Crime Information Center (GCIC) criminal record check as well as the Georgia Educator Ethics-Program Entry Assessment in order to qualify for a Pre-Service Teaching Certificate. Students will need to complete a placement in two settings. One occurs in a Birth-Preschool classroom (practicum course) and one in a K-3 classroom (student teaching course).


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Georgia Professional Standards Commission
200 Piedmont Ave SE
Suite 1702 West Tower
Atlanta, GA, 30334-9032
404-232-2500
http://www.gapsc.com/

Guam, US Territory

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Initial Teaching Certificate from Guam, US Territory. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Licensure with Deficiencies

Based upon a review of the regulations on 02/26/2021, graduates from this program may obtain a license in the state. This state allows graduates from this program to obtain a license with specific deficiencies. The license provided will include additional conditions which the state requires the applicant to meet to maintain licensure. Individuals with specific questions about this state’s process or regulations are advised to contact the state board to determine if the program will meet the individual’s needs. The state contact information and any known additional coursework and/or training which will be required after licensure are outlined below.


Additional Coursework Requirements

The Guam Commission for Educator Certification requires an Early Childhood Education program to include specific coursework. Deficiencies for a Professional I Early Childhood Teaching Certificate may be:

-One course in an audio-visual or multi-media area

Individuals may meet the minimum educational qualifications for a Provisional Early Childhood Certificate and will be given two years to complete the educational course lacking for the Professional I certificate. Additional coursework may be required outside of GCU's program.

In addition, any individual issued an Educational Professional Certificate must complete a three (3) semester credit course in Guam History within their first year of certification. Coursework will need to be taken outside of GCU's program to meet this requirement. It is the student's responsibility to be aware of and meet the educational course requirements for the state or territory in which they are applying for licensure.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Guam Commission for Educator Certification
303 University Drive SOE Bldg
Room 105
Mangilao, GU, 96913
671-735-2554
http://francamacho@gcec.guam.gov

Hawaii

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Provisional License from Hawaii. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 03/31/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Hawaii Teacher Standards Board - Teacher License
650 Iwilei Rd, #201
Honolulu, HI, 96817
808-586-2600
https://www.hawaiiteacherstandardsboard.org/

Idaho

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Interim Certificate from Idaho. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - Apply to state with valid AZ license

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 04/05/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements in this state. Graduates from this program are eligible to obtain a credential in this state if they have first obtained a credential from the professional licensing agency in Arizona. Graduates in these states will be required to provide an Arizona credential that is free of deficiencies to this state licensing board as part of the application process. To do so, graduates will have to meet all Arizona requirements for licensure prior to seeking licensure in this state.


Additional Coursework Requirements

The Idaho Department of Education will issue a three-year, non-renewable interim certificate to those who qualify under reciprocity. The following state-specific coursework requirements will need to be met prior to the expiration of the interim certificate. The IDDOE requires all Idaho teachers working on interim certificates to complete a state board approved Idaho Comprehensive Literacy course or assessment to meet a one-time requirement for full certification.

In addition, the Idaho Department of Education requires all Idaho teachers or administrators working on interim certificates, with an All Subjects (K-8) endorsement, any mathematics endorsement, Exceptional Child Generalist endorsement, Blended Early Childhood/Early Childhood Special Education endorsement, or Administrator certificate, must complete a state board approved Mathematical Thinking for Instruction, or another State Department of Education approved alternative course, as a one-time requirement for full certification.

In addition, the Idaho Department of Education requires out-of-state applicants to be reviewed by the hiring district for technology deficiencies and may be required to take technology courses to improve their technology skills. It is the student's responsibility to be aware of and meet the educational course requirements for the state in which they are applying for licensure.


Field Placement Requirements

The Idaho State Department of Education requires student teachers or any postsecondary candidates who have unsupervised contact with students in a public K-12 setting, complete a background check. This background check needs to be completed before student teaching can begin. The steps to applying for an Idaho background check are:
1. Request a fingerprint card, either via e-mail or picking one up from the Idaho State Department of Education.
2. Once the fingerprint packet is received, take the fingerprint card to the local police department or sheriff’s office to have prints rolled.
3. Then, submit the fingerprint packet with the following information to the Idaho Department of Education:
a. Background Investigation Check Form
b. State Department of Education Fingerprint Card
c. Fingerprint Processing fee
d. Initialed Instructions for Handling Fingerprint Cards form
e. Signed Noncriminal Justice Applicant Privacy Statement form

GCU’s program requires placement in two settings, one occurs in a Birth-PreK classroom (practicum course) and one in a K-3 classroom (student teaching course).


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Idaho Department of Education
650 West State Street
PO Box 83720
Boise, ID, 83702-0027
208-332-6882
http://www.sde.idaho.gov/site/teacher_certification/

Illinois

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Professional Educator License from Illinois. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - Apply to state with valid AZ license

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 04/01/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements in this state. Graduates from this program are eligible to obtain a credential in this state if they have first obtained a credential from the professional licensing agency in Arizona. Graduates in these states will be required to provide an Arizona credential that is free of deficiencies to this state licensing board as part of the application process. To do so, graduates will have to meet all Arizona requirements for licensure prior to seeking licensure in this state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Illinois State Board of Education
Educator Certification Division
100 North First Street
Springfield, IL, 62777-0001
217-782-4321
http://www.isbe.net/

Indiana

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Initial Practitioner License from Indiana. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 04/01/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Additional Training Requirements

Indiana COE Additional Training Requirement
The Indiana Department of Education requires an individual to complete education and training on the prevention of child suicide and the recognition of signs that a individual may be considering suicide. An initial teaching license (includes instructional, individual services and administrative licenses) will not be issued unless this requirement is met. The Indiana Department of Education also requires completion of CPR/AED/Heimlich certification within one (1) year of receiving an Indiana license. CPR-Heimlich Maneuver training may be delivered primarily online, but it must include a ""hands-on"" training/demonstration component with a mannequin.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Indiana Department of Education
115 W Washington St.
South Tower, Suite 600
Indianapolis, IN, 46204
317-232-6610
http://www.doe.in.gov/

Iowa

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Regional Exchange License from Iowa. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Transcript Review Required

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 03/30/2021, an individual applicant’s transcripts are reviewed by the licensure agency in Iowa to determine if the educational requirements for licensure have been met. In addition to educational attainment, the professional licensing agency may consider the applicant’s professional experience, level of educational attainment, background, criminal record, exam scores, etc., to determine if the individual applying for licensure meets the state requirements. Therefore, only the state can determine if the individual graduate meets the requirements for licensure. As a result, GCU cannot make that determination for the state. Individuals with specific questions about this state’s process or regulations are advised to contact the state board to determine if the program will meet the individual’s needs.


Additional Coursework Requirements

The Iowa Board of Educational Examiners requires all licensure applicants to go through an individual transcript review. Upon completion of the transcript review, applicants will be informed of any deficiencies on a case by case basis. Some coursework outside of GCU's program may be required. Applicants may be eligible for a Regional Exchange license valid for two (2) years. Applicants will be eligible for full licensure once coursework deficiencies have been met.


Additional Training Requirements

The Iowa Board of Educational Examiners requires applicants to complete Mandatory Child and Dependent Adult Abuse Reporter Training. This training is not included in the GCU program of study. Verification of the completed training must be presented when applying for licensure . The mandatory training is offered for free online at the following website: https://dhs.iowa.gov/child-welfare/mandatoryreporter. It is the student’s responsibility to be aware of and meet the training requirements for their state.


Professional Experience Requirements

In order to be eligible for a PreKindergarten-Kindergarten endorsement through the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners, applicants must hold an endorsement in either Elementary Education or Early Childhood Special Education. More information can be found on the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners website at http://www.boee.iowa.gov/.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Iowa Board of Educational Examiners
701 E. Court Ave, Suite A
Des Moines, IA, 50309
515-281-3245
http://www.boee.iowa.gov/#a

Kansas

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Initial Teaching License from Kansas. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - Apply to state with valid AZ license

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 04/06/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements in this state. Graduates from this program are eligible to obtain a credential in this state if they have first obtained a credential from the professional licensing agency in Arizona. Graduates in these states will be required to provide an Arizona credential that is free of deficiencies to this state licensing board as part of the application process. To do so, graduates will have to meet all Arizona requirements for licensure prior to seeking licensure in this state.


Field Placement Requirements

The Kansas Department of Education requires each individual that is serving as a student teacher in an accredited or approved teacher educational agency in Kansas shall hold a valid student-teacher certificate. The student teaching certificate can be obtained from the college or university the student is completing a teacher preparation program. The student must be recommended to student teach by completing all requirements put forth by their college or university. The student should file a valid student-teacher certificate with their college or university that will be returned to them upon completion of student teaching. The copy of the student-teacher certificate shall be filed with the state board of education and with the teacher education institution.

GCU’s program requires placement in two settings, one occurs in a Birth-PreK classroom (practicum course) and one in a K-3 classroom (student teaching course).


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Kansas State Department of Education - Teacher License
900 SW Jackson Street
Landon State Office Building Suite #102
Topeka, KS, 66612
785-296-2288
http://www.ksde.org/

Kentucky

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Statement of Eligibility from Kentucky. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 03/15/2021, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


Additional Coursework Requirements

Kentucky Early Childhood Certification Requirement
The Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board requires an Early Childhood program to include special education coursework in order for the student to be eligible for an Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education certificate. Special Education coursework must be included as part of an approved program in order to qualify for this certificate. Subsequently, this program will not lead to a certificate in Kentucky. Individuals seeking the Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education certificate should consider the Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education to meet the Kentucky requirements. Individuals can take this program for general interest.

The Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board requires the following standards to be included in an Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education program:

(1) Teacher Standard I. The interdisciplinary early childhood education (IECE) educator designs and plans experiences and instruction that support the development and learning of infants, toddlers, preschool children, and kindergarten children, including those with disabilities.

(2) Teacher Standard II. The IECE educator creates and maintains learning environments in a variety of settings that support the development and learning of infants, toddlers, preschool
children, and kindergarten children, including those with disabilities.

(3) Teacher Standard III. The IECE educator introduces, implements, and facilitates experiences and instruction that support development and learning for infants, toddlers, preschool children, and kindergarten children, including those with disabilities.

(4) Teacher Standard IV. The IECE educator, in collaboration with others, assesses the development and ongoing learning of infants, toddlers, preschool children, and kindergarten children, including those with disabilities, and communicates the results with partners, including families.

(5) Teacher Standard V. The IECE educator reflects on and evaluates professional practices that support the development and learning of infants, toddlers, preschool children, and kindergarten children, including those with disabilities.

(6) Teacher Standard VI. The IECE educator collaborates and consults with team members including colleagues, families, primary caregivers, agency personnel, and other service
personnel to design and implement experiences and instruction that support the development and learning of infants, toddlers, preschool children, and kindergarten children, including
those with disabilities.


Availability of Equivalent Credential

This program can be taken for general interest on the main campus located in Phoenix, Arizona, however, it will not lead to a license in Kentucky because it does not include special education coursework. The verbiage displayed on this page only pertains to the program version that is open for enrollment. The program that is open for enrollment is the version that takes place on Grand Canyon University's main campus in Phoenix, Arizona. It is not open for enrollment in the online modality due to accreditation and program approval requirements.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board
300 Sower Blvd
Frankfort, KY, 40601
502-564-5846
http://www.kyepsb.net/

Louisiana

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Out-of-State Certificate from Louisiana. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 03/03/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Louisiana Department of Education
PO Box 94064
Baton Rouge, LA, 70804-9064
877-453-2721
https://www.teachlouisiana.net/Default.aspx

Maine

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Professional Teacher Certificate from Maine. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 04/01/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Maine Department of Education-Certification Office
23 State House Station
Augusta, ME, 04333-0023
207-624-6600
http://www.maine.gov/education/

Marshall Islands

Unable to Determine

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 03/12/2021, Grand Canyon University is unable to determine if completion of this program meets educational requirements for licensure in Marshall Islands. Applicants are advised to seek additional information from the relevant professional licensing agency in the location which they seek employment.

Maryland

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Standard Professional Certificate (SPC I), from Maryland. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 03/16/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Maryland State Department of Education
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD, 21201-2595
410-767-0406
http://www.marylandpublicschools.org/Pages/default.aspx

Massachusetts

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Provisional License from Massachusetts. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Licensure with Deficiencies

Based upon a review of the regulations on 03/01/2021, graduates from this program may obtain a license in the state. This state allows graduates from this program to obtain a license with specific deficiencies. The license provided will include additional conditions which the state requires the applicant to meet to maintain licensure. Individuals with specific questions about this state’s process or regulations are advised to contact the state board to determine if the program will meet the individual’s needs. The state contact information and any known additional coursework and/or training which will be required after licensure are outlined below.


Additional Coursework Requirements

MA SEI Requirement
Individuals applying for an initial license in Massachusetts must obtain the SEI endorsement. Grand Canyon University’s ESL courses do not align to Massachusetts standards or laws pertaining to English language learners. Individuals may be issued a Provisional license if they have not met the SEI requirement. The SEI requirement can be met through one of the following options: 1) completing a Massachusetts Dept. of Education approved course or 2) passing the MTEL SEI exam. It is the student’s responsibility to contact their state department of education regarding certification requirements in their state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street
Malden, MA, 02148-4906
781-338-6600
http://www.doe.mass.edu/

Michigan

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Initial Standard Teaching Certificate from Michigan. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 03/17/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Additional Training Requirements

Michigan COE Additional Training Requirement
The Michigan Department of Education requires an individual to complete a course approved by the department in first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation, including a test demonstration on a mannequin, and has successfully completed instruction approved by the department in foreign body airway obstruction management, and holds valid certification in these topics issued by the American red cross, American heart association, or a comparable organization or institution approved by the department. Coursework must include first aid, adult CPR, and child CPR. This coursework may be offered by the the American Heart Association (AHA), the American Red Cross (ARC), American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI), the Emergency Care & Safety Institute (ECSI), the Safety Council of Southeast Michigan (SCSM), the Lansing Area Safety Council (LASC), or Medic First Aid (MFA).


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Michigan Department of Education
608 W. Allegan Street
P.O. Box 30008
Lansing, MI, 48909
517-373-3324
http://www.michigan.gov/mde

Minnesota

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Initial Teacher Licensure from Minnesota. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 03/15/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Minnesota Department of Education
1500 Highway 36 West
Roseville, MN, 55113
651-582-8200
http://education.state.mn.us/MDE/index.html

Mississippi

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Class A License from Mississippi. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 03/22/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Mississippi Department of Education-Office of Educator Licensure
PO BOX 771
Jackson, MS, 39205-0771
601-359-3483
https://www.mdek12.org/OTL/OEL/K12

Missouri

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Initial Teacher Certificate from Missouri. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - Apply to state with valid AZ license

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 03/04/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements in this state. Graduates from this program are eligible to obtain a credential in this state if they have first obtained a credential from the professional licensing agency in Arizona. Graduates in these states will be required to provide an Arizona credential that is free of deficiencies to this state licensing board as part of the application process. To do so, graduates will have to meet all Arizona requirements for licensure prior to seeking licensure in this state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
PO BOX 480
Jefferson City, MO, 65102-0480
573-751-0051
http://dese.mo.gov/

Montana

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Class 5 Provisional Teacher License from Montana. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 04/08/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Additional Training Requirements

The Montana Office of Public Instruction requires that all applicants verify completion of the on-line course "An Introduction to Indian Education for All in Montana". Documentation for course completion must be shown at time of application. The above course is offered for free online at: https://learninghub.mrooms.net/course/index.php?categoryid=105


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Montana Office of Public Instruction
1201 11th Ave 1st Floor
PO BOX 202501
Helena, MT, 59620-2501
406-444-3150
https://opi.mt.gov/Educators/Licensure/Become-a-Licensed-Montana-Educator

Nebraska

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a License/Certificate from Nebraska. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 02/23/2021, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


Availability of Equivalent Credential

Grand Canyon University's Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education program does not include perscribed coursework in the content area of identification of deficiencies. This program does not lead to licensure in Nebraska. This program may be taken for general interest.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Nebraska Department of Education
301 Centennial Mall South
P.O. Box 94987
Lincoln, NE, 68509-4987
402-471-0739
http://www.education.ne.gov/index.html

Nevada

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Initial Teacher Licensure from Nevada. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - Apply to state with valid AZ license

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 03/19/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements in this state. Graduates from this program are eligible to obtain a credential in this state if they have first obtained a credential from the professional licensing agency in Arizona. Graduates in these states will be required to provide an Arizona credential that is free of deficiencies to this state licensing board as part of the application process. To do so, graduates will have to meet all Arizona requirements for licensure prior to seeking licensure in this state.


Field Placement Requirements

GCU’s program requires placement in two settings, one occurs in a Birth-PreK classroom (practicum course) and one in a K-2 classroom (student teaching course).


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Nevada Department of Education
2080 E. Flamingo Rd
Suite 210
Las Vegas, NV, 89119
702-486-6458
http://nde.doe.nv.gov/

New Hampshire

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Beginning Educator Certificate from New Hampshire. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 03/01/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

New Hampshire Department of Education
101 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH, 03301-3494
603-271-2409
http://www.education.nh.gov/index.htm

New Jersey

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Certificate of Eligibility from New Jersey. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - Apply to state with valid AZ license

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 03/01/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements in this state. Graduates from this program are eligible to obtain a credential in this state if they have first obtained a credential from the professional licensing agency in Arizona. Graduates in these states will be required to provide an Arizona credential that is free of deficiencies to this state licensing board as part of the application process. To do so, graduates will have to meet all Arizona requirements for licensure prior to seeking licensure in this state.


Additional Training Requirements

New Jersey COE Additional Training Requirement
The New Jersey Department of Education requires an examination in physiology, hygiene and substance abuse issues. This requirement may be completed by presenting evidence of basic military training; OR by completing a course such as biology, health or nutrition that appears on a regionally accredited two- or four-year college or university transcript; OR by completing a 35-question true/false test administered in the county office of education. Individuals must meet this requirement prior to applying for certification.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

New Jersey Department of Education
P.O. Box 500
Trenton, NJ, 08625-0500
609-292-2070
http://www.nj.gov/education/

New Mexico

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a 1CS License from New Mexico. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - Apply to state with valid AZ license

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 02/02/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements in this state. Graduates from this program are eligible to obtain a credential in this state if they have first obtained a credential from the professional licensing agency in Arizona. Graduates in these states will be required to provide an Arizona credential that is free of deficiencies to this state licensing board as part of the application process. To do so, graduates will have to meet all Arizona requirements for licensure prior to seeking licensure in this state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

New Mexico Public Education Department
300 Don Gaspar
Santa Fe, NM, 87501
505-827-4296
http://www.ped.state.nm.us/

New York

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Initial Certificate from New York. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Transcript Review Required

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 03/02/2021, an individual applicant’s transcripts are reviewed by the licensure agency in New York to determine if the educational requirements for licensure have been met. In addition to educational attainment, the professional licensing agency may consider the applicant’s professional experience, level of educational attainment, background, criminal record, exam scores, etc., to determine if the individual applying for licensure meets the state requirements. Therefore, only the state can determine if the individual graduate meets the requirements for licensure. As a result, GCU cannot make that determination for the state. Individuals with specific questions about this state’s process or regulations are advised to contact the state board to determine if the program will meet the individual’s needs.


Additional Training Requirements

New York COE Additional Training Requirement
The New York State Education Department requires individuals complete study in child abuse identification and school violence prevention and intervention. (2 clock hours)
The New York State Education Department requires individuals also complete study or training in the needs of children with autism from a provider approved by the New York State Education Department.
The New York State Education Department requires individuals also complete six (6) clock hours of coursework or training in harassment, bullying and discrimination prevention and intervention as stated under the Dignity for All individuals Act (DASA).
The trainings outlined above must be completed prior to applying for certification in New York.


Availability of Equivalent Credential

The New York State Education Department will determine if GCU's program is equivalent to a certificate in this state once a transcript evaluation is completed.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

New York State Education Department - Teacher License
89 Washington Avenue 5N EB
Albany, NY, 12234
518-474-3901
http://www.nysed.gov/

North Carolina

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Initial Professional License from North Carolina. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 02/03/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
6302 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC, 27699-6302
919-807-3310
http://www.dpi.state.nc.us/licensure/

North Dakota

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Early Childhood Endorsement from North Dakota. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - Apply to state with valid AZ license

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 03/17/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements in this state. Graduates from this program are eligible to obtain a credential in this state if they have first obtained a credential from the professional licensing agency in Arizona. Graduates in these states will be required to provide an Arizona credential that is free of deficiencies to this state licensing board as part of the application process. To do so, graduates will have to meet all Arizona requirements for licensure prior to seeking licensure in this state.


Professional Experience Requirements

In order to be eligible for an endorsement in Early Childhood Education by the North Dakota Education Standards and Practices Board, applicants must have a valid North Dakota Educator’s Professional License. It is the student’s responsibility to be aware of and meet the requirements for an endorsement in Early Childhood Education. More information can be found at the North Dakota Education Standards and Practices Board website at https://www.nd.gov/espb/.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

North Dakota Education Standards and Practices Board
2718 Gateway Avenue
Suite 204
Bismarck, ND, 58503-0585
701-328-9641
http://www.nd.gov/espb/

Northern Mariana Islands

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Basic I Teacher License from Northern Mariana Islands. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 03/05/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Northern Marianas Department of Education CNMI Public School System
CNMI Public School System- Certification and Licensure Office
Bwughos Street, Susupe PO Box 501370
Saipan, MP, 96950-1250
1-670-237-3027
https://www.cnmipssoare.org/district/

Ohio

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Residency License from Ohio. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 03/02/2021, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


Additional Coursework Requirements

The Ohio Department of Education requires a minimum of 12 credits (9 reading credits/3 phonics credits) to qualify for a Standard teaching license. A Resident Educator License may be issued by the Ohio Department of Education to applicants who have a minimum of 6 credits in reading. This program only contains 3 credits of reading coursework. Individuals will need to take an additional 3 credits outside of this program to obtain the Resident Educator License.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Ohio Department of Education
25 South Front Street
Columbus, OH, 43215-4183
614-466-3593
http://www.ode.state.oh.us/GD/Templates/Pages/ODE/ODEDefaultPage.aspx?page=1

Oklahoma

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Standard Teaching Certificate from Oklahoma. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 03/09/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Oklahoma Department of Education
2500 North Lincoln Boulevard
Oliver Hodge Building
Oklahoma City, OK, 73105-4599
405-521-3337
http://sde.ok.gov

Oregon

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Reciprocal Teaching License from Oregon. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - Apply to state with valid AZ license

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 02/05/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements in this state. Graduates from this program are eligible to obtain a credential in this state if they have first obtained a credential from the professional licensing agency in Arizona. Graduates in these states will be required to provide an Arizona credential that is free of deficiencies to this state licensing board as part of the application process. To do so, graduates will have to meet all Arizona requirements for licensure prior to seeking licensure in this state.


Additional Training Requirements

The Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission requires all applicants to take and pass the exam "Protecting Student and Civil Rights in the Educational Environment". When applying to the Oregon Department of Education via reciprocity, the student may receive a Reciprocal Teaching License valid for one year from the date of issue. Students must show verification a passing score on the above exam before the expiration of the Reciprocal Teaching License.


Field Placement Requirements

An Oregon fingerprint clearance/background check needs to be completed before practicum can begin. Oregon law requires student teachers, educators, school nurses and out-of-state student teachers in Oregon schools to be fingerprinted. Fingerprinting includes both an Oregon State Police (OSP) and FBI background check. Background checks take place once fingerprints have been taken at a Fieldprint office. Fingerprints are valid for 3 years from the fingerprint clearance date.

1. Enroll on Fieldprint’s website
2. Enter the information required by the state of Oregon onto Fieldprint’s website.
- Entering this information upon enrollment means this information will not need to be collected again at the time of fingerprinting.
3. Schedule an appointment online by choosing the date, time and nearest Fieldprint location
4. When arriving for the appointment bring:
a. The appointment number
b. Two forms of ID such as a driver’s license or passport
5. Fingerprints are collected electronically
6. Fingerprints are submitted to the state by FieldPrint


GCU’s program requires placement in two settings, one occurs in a Birth-PreK classroom (practicum course) and one in a K-3 classroom (student teaching course).


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission
250 Division St. NE
Salem, OR, 97301-1012
503-378-3586
http://www.oregon.gov/TSPC/Pages/index.aspx

Pennsylvania

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Level I Certificate from Pennsylvania. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 02/08/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the agency in the state in which they wish to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. The agency to contact is:

Pennsylvania Department of Education
333 Market Street
Harrisburg, PA, 17126
717-787-3356
http://www.education.pa.gov

Puerto Rico

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Certificate from Puerto Rico. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Unable to Determine

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 03/19/2021, Grand Canyon University is unable to determine if completion of this program meets educational requirements for licensure in Puerto Rico. Applicants are advised to seek additional information from the relevant professional licensing agency in the location which they seek employment.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Puerto Rico Department of Education
PO Box 190759
San Juan, PR, 00919-0759
787-759-2000
https://www.de.pr.gov/

Rhode Island

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Initial Educator Certificate from Rhode Island. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 03/04/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Field Placement Requirements

Rhode Island requires a Student Teaching permit. This permit is required prior to being placed for student teaching. Please contact your Field Experience Counselor for further information. Students will need to complete a placement in two settings. One occurs in a Birth-Preschool classroom (practicum course) and one in a K-2 classroom (student teaching course).


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Rhode Island Department of Education
255 Westminster Street
Providence, RI, 02903
401-222-8893
http://www.ride.ri.gov/Default.aspx

South Carolina

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Initial Certificate from South Carolina. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 03/02/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

South Carolina Department of Education
1429 Senate Street
Columbia, SC, 29201
803-896-0325
http://ed.sc.gov/

South Dakota

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Provisional Teacher License from South Dakota. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - Apply to state with valid AZ license

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 03/23/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements in this state. Graduates from this program are eligible to obtain a credential in this state if they have first obtained a credential from the professional licensing agency in Arizona. Graduates in these states will be required to provide an Arizona credential that is free of deficiencies to this state licensing board as part of the application process. To do so, graduates will have to meet all Arizona requirements for licensure prior to seeking licensure in this state.


Additional Coursework Requirements

The South Dakota Department of Education requires all applicants show verification of successful completion of an approved three-credit South Dakota Indian studies course. Students applying to the South Dakota Department of Education via reciprocity will be given a one year Provisional Certificate. The student is expected to complete the South Dakota Indian studies course before the expiration of the Provisional Certificate. For students applying directly to South Dakota Department of Education, all content exams as well as the South Indian Studies course will need to be completed before applying for certification. Students will need to take additional coursework outside of GCU's program in order to meet this requirement. It is the student's responsibility to be aware of and meet the educational requirements for their state.


Additional Training Requirements

The South Dakota Department of Education requires all applicants to show verification of successful completion of one clock hour of approved Suicide Awareness and Prevention Training. This training needs to be complete before applying for certification. Information on approved online Suicide Awareness and Prevention Training can be found on the SDDOE website at https://doe.sd.gov/suicideprevention/. It is the student’s responsibility to be aware of and meet the training requirements for their state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

South Dakota Department of Education
800 Governors Drive
Pierre, SD, 57501
605-773-3134
http://www.doe.sd.gov/

Tennessee

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Practitioner License from Tennessee. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 03/19/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Tennessee Department of Education
Andrew Johnson Tower - 12th Floor
710 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville, TN, 37243
615-741-2731
http://www.tn.gov/education/

Texas

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Standard Teaching Certificate from Texas. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - Apply to state with valid AZ license

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 04/07/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements in this state. Graduates from this program are eligible to obtain a credential in this state if they have first obtained a credential from the professional licensing agency in Arizona. Graduates in these states will be required to provide an Arizona credential that is free of deficiencies to this state licensing board as part of the application process. To do so, graduates will have to meet all Arizona requirements for licensure prior to seeking licensure in this state.


Additional Training Requirements

The Texas Education Agency requires all educators complete Suicide Prevention Training. Training for educators is funded by the State of Texas. Training may be completed by the school or district of hire. It is the student’s responsibility to be aware of and meet the training requirements for their state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Texas Education Agency
William B. Travis Building
1701 N. Congress Avenue
Austin, TX, 78701
512-936-8400
http://www.tea.state.tx.us/

Utah

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Professional Educator License from Utah. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - Apply to state with valid AZ license

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 01/12/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements in this state. Graduates from this program are eligible to obtain a credential in this state if they have first obtained a credential from the professional licensing agency in Arizona. Graduates in these states will be required to provide an Arizona credential that is free of deficiencies to this state licensing board as part of the application process. To do so, graduates will have to meet all Arizona requirements for licensure prior to seeking licensure in this state.


Additional Coursework Requirements

The Utah State Board of Education requires all licensure applicants to go through an individual transcript review. Upon completion of the transcript review, applicants will be informed of any deficiencies on a case by case basis. At this time, GCU has determined this program meets Utah's licensure requirements.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Utah State Board of Education
250 East 500 South
PO Box 144200
Salt Lake City, UT, 84114-4200
801-538 7740
https://www.schools.utah.gov/

Vermont

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Professional License from Vermont. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 03/04/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Vermont Department of Education
219 North Main Street, Suite 402
Barre City Place
Barre, VT, 05641
802-479-1700
http://education.vermont.gov

Virgin Islands

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Professional Educator Class I Certificate from Virgin Islands. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Transcript Review Required

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 03/23/2021, an individual applicant’s transcripts are reviewed by the licensure agency in Virgin Islands to determine if the educational requirements for licensure have been met. In addition to educational attainment, the professional licensing agency may consider the applicant’s professional experience, level of educational attainment, background, criminal record, exam scores, etc., to determine if the individual applying for licensure meets the state requirements. Therefore, only the state can determine if the individual graduate meets the requirements for licensure. As a result, GCU cannot make that determination for the state. Individuals with specific questions about this state’s process or regulations are advised to contact the state board to determine if the program will meet the individual’s needs.


Additional Coursework Requirements

The U.S. Virgin Islands requires a minimum of 42 semester credit hours in five of the six general academic areas: English, natural science, mathematics, social studies, foreign language and fine arts as well as an Educational Technology or other comparable computer course. If an individual does not have forty-two (42) semester hours of coursework in five of the six areas listed above the individual is expected to take any coursework they are lacking in the areas listed above prior to applying for certification in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The individual understands the deficient coursework will be taken outside their program of study.
In addition, individuals must complete a course in Virgin Islands history within the first year of employment.


Availability of Equivalent Credential

The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Education will determine if GCU's program is equivalent to a certificate in this territory once a transcript evaluation is completed.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

The Virgin Islands Department of Education
PO Box 11900
60, 61 &62 Dronningens Gade
St. Thomas, VI, 00801
340-774-4546
http://www.vide.vi/

Virginia

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Collegiate Professional License from Virginia. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 03/16/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Additional Training Requirements

Virginia COE Additional Training Requirement
The Virginia Department of Education requires evidence of completion of certification or training in
■Emergency first aid
■Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
■The use of automated external defibrillators (AED)
The certification or training program must be based on the current national evidence-based emergency cardiovascular care guidelines for cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of an automated external defibrillator, such as a program developed by the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross.

In addition, all individuals seeking initial licensure – as well as license renewal – are required to complete a child abuse recognition and intervention course that meets Board of Education approved guidelines.

The Virginia Department of Education also requires every person seeking initial licensure or renewal of a license shall complete awareness training, provided by VDOE, on the indicators of dyslexia, as that term is defined by the board pursuant to regulations, and the evidence-based interventions and accommodations for dyslexia. This module is accessible from PCs and Mac computers.
The trainings listed above must be completed prior to applying for certification in Virginia.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Virginia Department of Education
PO BOX 2120
Richmond, VA, 23218
804-479-1700
http://www.doe.virginia.gov/index.shtml

Washington

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Residency Teacher Certificate from Washington. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 03/25/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Field Placement Requirements

Before student teaching can begin in Washington, students must apply for pre-residency clearance. Pre-residency clearance consists of program approval and submission of fingerprints for a background check. Two items will need to be requested from the university: verification of teacher program enrollment and an unofficial copy of transcripts. It may take up to a month to receive Pre-Residency Certification Clearance. There are two options for fingerprinting; fingerprint at an Educational Service District (ESD) or fingerprint at a law enforcement agency or private fingerprinting service.

Fingerprinting at an Educational Service District steps
1. Go to the Educational Service District and complete the electronic live scan fingerprint process.
2. Pay the fee.
3. The Educational Service District submits the fingerprints to the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Fingerprinting at a law enforcement agency or a private fingerprinting service steps
1. Request a fingerprint card from oppfp@k12.wa.us or ESD.
2. Once a fingerprint card is received in a mail, bring the card to a private fingerprinting agency or law enforcement agency to be fingerprinted.
3. Mail the completed fingerprint card and the fee to:
OSPI
Attn: Fiscal Office
PO Box 47200
Olympia, WA 98504-7200
4. The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction scans the card and submits it to the Washington State Patrol.

GCU’s program requires placement in two settings, one occurs in a Birth-PreK classroom (practicum course) and one in a K-3 classroom (student teaching course).


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Washington Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction
600 Washington St. S.E.
P.O. Box 47200
Olympia, WA, 98504-7200
360-725-6000
http://www.k12.wa.us/certification/default.aspx

West Virginia

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Professional Certificate from West Virginia. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 03/17/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

West Virginia Department of Education
1900 Kanawha Boulevard East
Building 6 Room 304
Charleston, WV, 25305-0330
304-558-7010
http://wvde.state.wv.us/

Wisconsin

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a License with Stipulations from Wisconsin. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Licensure with Deficiencies

Based upon a review of the regulations on 03/11/2021, graduates from this program may obtain a license in the state. This state allows graduates from this program to obtain a license with specific deficiencies. The license provided will include additional conditions which the state requires the applicant to meet to maintain licensure. Individuals with specific questions about this state’s process or regulations are advised to contact the state board to determine if the program will meet the individual’s needs. The state contact information and any known additional coursework and/or training which will be required after licensure are outlined below.


Additional Coursework Requirements

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction requires all applicants meet the requirements of Wisconsin Statutes and Administrative Rule. Students who complete a teacher preparation program outside of Wisconsin are not likely to have met them all. The coursework requirements needing to be met are listed below:

1. Minority Group Relations- All
2. Minority Group Relations- Wisconsin American Indian Bands and Tribes
3. Conflict Resolution
4. Environmental Education

Applicants who have not met all requirements will be awarded a License with Stipulations. All stipulations must be satisfied or removed before the expiration date of the license. Students may require additional coursework outside of GCU's program. It is the student's responsibility to be aware of and meet the educational course requirements for their state.


Field Placement Requirements

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction requires applicants to complete a full semester of full-time student teaching or 18-weeks. GCU’s teacher preparation programs include 15 weeks of student teaching. When applying for licensure, applicants will be awarded a License with Statutory Stipulations. Applicants can meet this statutory stipulation by completing a verification of employment form confirming 18 weeks of successful full-time teaching experience. Statutory stipulations must be satisfied before the expiration of the License with Statutory Stipulations. It is the student’s responsibility to be aware of and meet the licensure requirements of their state.


GCU’s program requires placement in two settings, one occurs in a Birth-PreK classroom (practicum course) and one in a K-3 classroom (student teaching course).


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
125 S. Webster Street
P.O. Box 7841
Madison, WI, 53707-7841
800-441-4563
https://dpi.wi.gov/

Wyoming

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Initial Teacher License from Wyoming. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 03/18/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Additional Coursework Requirements

The Wyoming Professional Teaching Standards Board (PTSB) requires applicants to demonstrate knowledge of the U.S. and Wyoming Constitutions. This requirement can be met by completing two PTSB approved multiple choice exams. The U.S. and Wyoming Constitution PTSB approved exams may be taken at any Wyoming School district administration office or, at the applicant's request, may be taken digitally with the exam being sent via e-mail.

If the applicant does not want to complete the requirement by demonstrating knowledge through an exam, a course in U.S. History may be taken instead. GCU's programs do not include coursework in U.S. History, therefore, additional coursework will need to be completed outside of the program.

Verification of meeting this requirement, either through exams or coursework, must be shown at the time of initial licensure application. It is the student's responsibility to be aware of and meet the educational course requirements for their state. More information can be found at http://wyomingptsb.com/licensure/us-and-wyoming-constitution/


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Wyoming Professional Teaching Standards Board
1920 Thomes Avenue
Suite 100
Cheyenne, WY, 82001
307-777-7291
http://ptsb.state.wy.us/

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