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Grand Canyon University

GCU is a private Christian university. We are dedicated to helping our students change their lives for the better through education. Our experienced faculty and staff will be with you every step of the way to ensure you reach your goals.

Competitive, affordable tuition rate so that furthering education is within reach for all

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Online courses offer flexibility and convenience for working professionals and students with busy schedules

GCU has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 1968

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Over 200,000 alumni1

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GCU's Online Undergraduate Education Degrees

If you are looking to start your path toward a career in education, GCU offers online bachelor’s degrees to help get you there. GCU provides accredited degree programs in areas focused on early childhood education, elementary education, secondary education and special education. As you explore, you’ll see that many of our bachelor's in education degrees focus on multiple areas of education as well as include a variety of emphases. Explore the online bachelor’s degrees from the College of Education below.

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GCU's College of Education Pledge & Promise

We promise to assist all COE graduates who need additional support or who are experiencing challenges in an educational setting; and since 1984, we have upheld this promise. Support might include content-area teaching materials, certification testing resources, course curriculum assistance or faculty mentoring. To honor this promise, the College of Education asks graduates to pledge to uphold a high level of excellence in their educational setting.

Grand Canyon University helped me turn my dreams into reality! I was completely overwhelmed by the thought of having to navigate a virtual classroom. However, once I took that first step and contacted Grand Canyon University, I had the support and guidance that I needed. In less than 3 years, I earned my Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Special Education and I am now working as a full-time teacher.”

Erin Gordon
BS in Elementary Education and Special Education

Online Degrees at Grand Canyon University

Grand Canyon University offers a variety of online education degree programs to help you position yourself for possible career advancement. Our online courses offer a values-based curriculum, developed so that you receive the well-rounded education you need to take your career to the next level. Backed by the legacy of our traditional campus, GCU is an accredited university that stands out from other online education institutions.

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Over 85,500 fall 2022 online students3

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Online classes starting every week 

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You already have the tools you need to change your life. Let GCU teach you how to use them so you can reach your full potential through education.

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What Can I Do With an Education Degree Other Than Teach?

While many graduates of a degree in education program go on to teach, there are a variety of other fields you may be interested in pursuing. By earning a teaching degree, you show employers that you may have additional skills in project management, networking, leadership, advocacy and policy. You may choose to pursue a career in sales, marketing, human resources or writing.

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The majority of graduates from an undergraduate education degree program choose to go into the field of education. Many teach in their own classroom in a public, private or charter school or become a reading specialist or reading coach. Some graduates choose to advance their education in order to qualify for leadership positions within their school or school district.

Early Childhood Education Degrees

Our curriculum includes instructional strategies, teaching methodologies, assessment techniques, theories of early childhood growth and development, classroom engagement techniques and the impact of family and cultural diversity on early childhood.

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Special Education Degrees

Special education is a field that continues to need extraordinary individuals to positively impact and teach students with special needs. Choose from a BS in Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education or a BS in Elementary Education and Special Education. Graduates are qualified to pursue a dual teaching certification credential in Arizona.

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Elementary Education Degrees

Elementary teachers work with children in developing their academic, social and motor skills. Graduates of an elementary education degree program are looking to innovate and build relationships with K–8 students.

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Earn Your Bachelor's Degree in Education Online From GCU

Select the program that you are interested in below and complete the form to get more information on classes, admission and tuition.

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Grand Canyon University is dedicated to helping future educators to change their lives and uplift the profession.

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Grand Canyon University is dedicated to helping future educators to change their lives and uplift the profession.

Accredited by the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP)2

Grand Canyon University is a member in good standing of the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP), a national accrediting organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. The programs listed below have been awarded full accreditation by AAQEP through June 30, 2026.

Initial Programs (Undergraduate)

Advanced Programs (Graduate Licensure/Advanced Degree Programs)

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Alumni from 1957 to April 2021. Includes students who have graduated and completed their program. 

2 Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation | P.O. Box 7511 Fairfax Station, VA 22039-9998 | aaqep@aaqep.org | aaqep.org 

3 Includes students who have participated in an online class in August or September 2022 and does not include students in a cohort program.

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Secondary Education Degrees

Our programs prepare aspiring teachers to meet the challenges of the modern secondary education classroom. Choose from degree programs such as a BA in English for Secondary Education, a BA in History for Secondary Education or a BS in Mathematics for Secondary Education.

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