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As a future or current 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. 

Choosing one of GCU's online, campus or evening education degrees affords you the firm foundation needed to shape tomorrow’s future. 

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Grand Canyon University is a member in good standing of the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP). The following programs have been awarded full accreditation by AAQEP through June 30, 20261:

  • Initial Teacher Licensure Programs
  • Advanced Programs:
    • Reading - Elementary and Secondary
    • TESOL
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Online Education Master's Degrees

The master's in education degree programs at GCU offer an opportunity for those with a calling to education to either advance their knowledge or begin their journey towards licensure. Our advanced programs for continuing education are designed for current educators looking to continue growing their knowledge in the field, with a focus on advanced methods for highly effective educators.

For those seeking licensure or looking to enter the field of education for the first time, but with a degree in a field other than education, we have initial programs that lead to licensure and programs that do not lead to licensure. In these programs, you will gain a rich foundation in learning, leading and serving from our College of Education.

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"I recommend Grand Canyon University's College of Education to anyone considering going into the education field. The college offers small class sizes, incredible instructors and hands-on opportunities to learn how to teach both inside the college classroom and in the field classroom experiences. I already have plans to take courses at GCU to receive my master's degree."

BS, Elementary Education

Sarah McWilliams

The College of Education inspires excellence in pedagogy and scholarship; advances reflective, innovative and collaborative teaching practices to maximize student learning and achievement; promotes servant leadership in educational communities; and engages a diverse and global community of learners with purpose and passion.

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Online Degrees at GCU

Pursue a next-generation education with an online degree from Grand Canyon University. Earn your degree with convenient and flexible online courses that let you study anytime, anywhere. GCU offers the most experienced leadership in delivering online degree programs. Full-time faculty members and fully trained adjunct instructors, equipped with strong academic backgrounds and practical experience in their fields, support you every step of the way. 

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Online Education Doctoral Degrees

Enjoy the convenience of an online degree program while still gaining your terminal degree in leadership with GCU’s online EdD programs. Choose from a variety of emphases, including special education, K-12 leadership and higher education leadership. Connect with your peers through our unique online community, and apply your leadership and research theories within multiple organizations including higher education, management or ministry.

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Online Education Bachelor's Degrees

Earning an undergraduate education degree is your first step on your journey to a rewarding career in the field of education. If you feel teaching is your calling, our education degrees can help you gain a foundation in education theories and practices, while understanding the importance of learning, leading and serving. You can gain hands-on experience during quality practicum or field experiences, and during your student teaching.

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Whether entering the education field for the first time, investigating a career change or attaining credits for professional development, we have a program for you. For over 60 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.

At GCU, we recognize the diverse needs in education and take advantage of each opportunity to create meaningful learning experiences throughout all of our education degree programs. Our experienced faculty delivers a rigorous curriculum to help you develop the skills and confidence needed in today's diverse schools

While GCU is committed to nurturing your development into an outstanding educator, our dedication to your success extends beyond the classroom. We instill the spirit of servant leadership, innovation and service into all of our teaching programs. Even more, we continue to offer you our support throughout your first year as a new teacher or administrator.

Online Education Degrees from GCU

Education Specialist Degrees

Active teachers who hold a master’s degree can enhance their skill sets and broaden their applicable knowledge by earning one of GCU's doctoral education specialist (EdS) degrees. It can provide the intellectual challenges, rewards and opportunities that accompany earning a doctoral degree with shorter credit hours and no residencies.

GCU's Online Education Specialist Degrees:

  • EdS in K-12 Leadership
  • EdS in Teaching and Learning