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"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

Prepare to Be a Highly Effective Educator with an Online Education Degree from GCU

Take the first step to becoming a teacher by earning a bachelor's degree in education. The College of Education's education degree programs includes a broad liberal arts foundation, followed by education in more specialized subject areas. Topics in our undergraduate education degree programs include education theories and practices, the use of technology in the 21st-century classroom, the roles of prejudice and cultural incompatibilities in education and the theories and principles of psychology.

Teacher preparation programs also require you to spend between 100 and 200 hours in quality practicum or field experiences prior to student teaching. After completing the required field experience hours, which include observation, participation and leadership, you will begin student teaching, where you can gain hands-on experience, practice your professional dispositions and build relationships with schools, staff and teachers.

Graduates from Grand Canyon University's (GCU) bachelor's in education degree programs are prepared to sit for their teaching licensure exam and become teachers in public, private and charter schools.

The rewarding field of early childhood education focuses on teaching fine and large motor skills to infants and young children. You will also focus on early reading, phonics and language acquisition. Earning an early childhood education degree allows you to nurture and teach children from birth through third grade. 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.

  • Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education

Early Childhood Education Degrees

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Elementary Education Degrees

Graduates of an elementary education degree program are looking to innovate and build relationships with students in grades 1-8. Elementary teachers work with children in developing their academic, social and motor skills. As an elementary teacher, you will develop lesson plans and teaching strategies, teach lessons, lead discussions and learning experiences and assess students.

  • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with an Emphasis in Christian Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with an Emphasis in English as a Second Language

  • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Special Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with an Emphasis in STEM

  • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with an Emphasis in Teaching Reading
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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. The College of Education offers dual special education programs in both early childhood education and elementary education that help you prepare for a rewarding career. With a special education degree, you learn how to assist students by implementing individualized education plans.

  • Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Special Education
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Online Education Bachelor's Degree Programs That Fit Your Schedule

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As a future educator, you understand the importance of a quality education and the role it plays in students’ lives. Choosing one of Grand Canyon University’s (GCU) education degrees affords you the firm foundation needed to shape tomorrow’s future. 

Other Online Undergraduate Education Degree Programs:

  • Bachelor of Arts in English for Secondary Education

  • Bachelor of Arts in History for Secondary Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Business for Secondary Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Educational Studies (Does Not Lead to Initial Teacher Licensure)

  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics for Secondary Education
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As a future educator, you understand the importance of a quality education and the role it plays in students’ lives. Choosing one of Grand Canyon University’s (GCU) education degrees affords you the firm foundation needed to shape tomorrow’s future.

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