Earn CEU Credits With Continuing Education Courses
For over 70 years, Grand Canyon University (GCU) has proudly maintained its rich heritage as a prestigious teaching college. Our College of Education continues to prepare policymakers, administrators and educators who strive to deliver quality education and enrich lives across a variety of school and community settings. Whatever your needs — recertification, licensure, endorsements — GCU's continuing education courses online can help you achieve your goals and earn continuing education units (CEU) credits.
Choose GCU for Your Continuing Education Courses
GCU’s continuing education courses offer an affordable and convenient pathway to learn new concepts. Keep up with current trends in education and earn your credits from an institution that consistently offers new coursework for educators. Coursework aligns with graduate-level content.
GCU is the cost-effective choice for earning CEU credits.
Additional benefits of GCU’s continuing education courses include:
- Courses offered online
- Frequent start dates
- Six-week courses
- Small class sizes
- Expert professors
- Niche course offerings
- Endorsements and certifications1
- Professional development
To learn about campus and online tuition for our academic programs, visit our Tuition and Fees page.
Specialize or Advance Your Career With Continuing Education Courses
GCU offers a variety of continuing education courses for students to choose from. With this variety, you’re able to focus your studies on furthering your career interests or specialize in an area of your choice.
If you’re a special education teacher, there are numerous continuing education courses offered in focuses ranging from autism spectrum disorder to legal practices and policies in special education. Further develop your understanding and skills of special education by earning CEUs in your areas of specialization.
Teachers never stop learning, and must continue to learn, discuss and develop teaching techniques and methods with any subject. Continuing education courses such as Early Childhood Instructional Methodologies: Mathematics and Language and Literacy Development: Phonics and the Science of Reading are just a few career-specific continuing education courses that can advance your learning and further your career.
Current practitioners have the opportunity to further develop professionally through various continuing education courses offered at GCU. A wide variety of choices provides even more opportunity to learn and develop in areas such as crisis management in schools, family and community engagement and literacy.
Psychology is a field that is constantly evolving — heightening the importance to continue learning about important topics and relevant studies. Earning CEUs and mastering courses with focuses on physical, emotional, sexual abuse, neglect, and bullying, and adolescent psychology can prove to be a catalyst in your career and the lives of those you work with.
For those looking to develop their understanding of bilingual literacy and diverse learning environments, there are numerous courses in ELL and bilingual studies, curriculums and practicums available at GCU. Become a knowledgeable and valuable educator for all students by mastering courses in linguistics, Spanish or bilingual curriculum and methods.
Browse the course guide table below and select the courses of interest. Explore the curriculum and identify if it will meet your needs and estimate your investment before applying.
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Canyon Professional Development
GCU’s Canyon Professional Development provides educators and leaders with inspiring and purposeful programs — customized onsite curriculum and instruction at your school and GCU-based online continuing education courses. Geared toward educators, support staff and administrators, our program offerings are led by educational experts with a wide array of experience and knowledge. We provide professional development activities with a purpose.
Continuing Education Course FAQs
If you’re thinking about enrolling in continuing education courses, browse through our frequently asked questions to learn more about these courses and how you can start.
Continuing education courses offer a wide array of opportunities for students seeking professional degrees and certifications in higher education. Students eligible for continuing education coursework include, but are not limited to, teachers and academic administrators requiring coursework for state licensure and certifications as well as nurses seeking content knowledge and licensure in various areas of emphases.
Students should be reminded to confirm the credit hours and subject areas required by their state for professional development. As a best practice, GCU’s academic requirements will be provided and are available in graduate course format.
Yes. It is important to show prospective employers that you are dedicated to learning and staying relevant in your field. This type of information is best shown in a Professional Development or similar section of your resume.
The majority of states require nursing CEUs for licensure renewal. Continuing education for nurses may include topics that are relevant to improving patient quality and overall care, such as ethical nursing practices or prevention of disease. To count toward nursing CEU requirements, these courses must be accredited by an approved organization.
They are not. Both CEUs and college credits are similar in that they measure time spent toward completion of study. However, CEUs do not count toward a specific college degree, but rather certification or professional development. College credits are a measure of academic credit hours that can be applied to a specific degree program.
To view our continuing education course offerings at GCU, refer to the course list chart above, where you can view specific course costs as well as online course start dates. If you’re ready to take the next step in continuing your education online, click on Request Info to get in contact with an enrollment specialist.
1 Please confirm with your agency prior to taking any Continuing Education or Single Courses to ensure course content meets their requirements.