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A graduate degree from GCU can arm you with the skills and experience needed to achieve your dreams. Whether you are just beginning your journey as a teacher or looking to further your knowledge in the field of education, GCU has a variety of degrees for you to choose from.

In keeping with Grand Canyon University’s Christian heritage, the College of Education seeks to find our purpose and calling in teaching, as well as leading others to reach their God-given potential by integrating faith into our work.

Our Education Pledge

If you have a busy and demanding schedule, then the flexibility of pursuing your health care education online could be a huge benefit to you. Backed by the legacy of our traditional campus, the convenient online education master's programs allow you to maintain work-life balance, as well as study and complete your assignments on your own time.

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GCU has continually earned regional accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and its predecessor since 1968.

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The master's in education degree programs at Grand Canyon University 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. We also offer programs if you are interested in teaching at the postsecondary level at a two- or four-year institution.

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. In these programs, you will gain a rich foundation in learning, leading and serving from our College of Education.

Education Master's Degree Programs

Why do future educators choose GCU?

  • We offer initial teacher preparation options for bachelor’s and master’s education degrees.

  • Field experience, exam preparation and student teaching are part of your learning journey.

  • Our curriculum aligns with national standards.
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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 AAQEP1:

  • Initial Teacher Licensure Programs
  • Advanced Programs:
  • Reading - Elementary and Secondary
  • TESOL

Master's Degree Programs for Current Educators

If you are looking to advance your education by earning your next degree, you may be interested in our variety of master's in education degree programs designed for current educators looking to take the next step in their career. 

Advanced Programs for Continuing Education

  • Master of Arts in Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction
  • Master of Arts in Higher Education Student Affairs
  • Master of Arts in Reading with an Emphasis in Elementary Education
  • Master of Arts in Reading with an Emphasis in Secondary Education
  • Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
  • Master of Education in Educational Administration
  • Master of Education in Educational Leadership
  • Master of Education in School Counseling
  • Master of Science Instructional Design
  • Master of Science in Instructional Technology
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Master's Degree Programs for Postsecondary Education

Do you aspire to teach students at a two- or four-year institution? GCU's master's degree programs in diverse content areas with an emphasis in education help prepare you to teach at the postsecondary level. In these programs, you will gain skills in pedagogical training, strategic curriculum design and diverse adult learning theories. Prepare to teach undergraduate courses at colleges and universities while satisfying requirements necessary for ongoing professional development.

Content Degrees for Postsecondary Education

  • Master of Arts in Communication with an Emphasis in Education
  • Master of Arts in English with an Emphasis in Education
  • Master of Arts in History with an Emphasis in Education
  • Master of Science in Biology with an Emphasis in Education
  • Master of Science in Chemistry with an Emphasis in Education
  • Master of Science in Mathematics with an Emphasis in Education
  • Master of Science in Sociology with an Emphasis in Education
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Initial Programs

The initial programs offered by the College of Education give you the opportunity to start an exciting and rewarding journey to becoming an educator. We offer both initial teacher licensure (ITL) and non-licensure programs in a variety of areas so that you can prepare to teach students of all ages, including early childhood, elementary and secondary. Or, pursue your calling to teach those with special learning needs by earning a Master of Education in Special Education.

Licensure Programs

  • Master of Education in Early Childhood Education
  • Master of Education in Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education
  • Master of Education in Elementary Education
  • Master of Education in Elementary Education and Special Education
  • Master of Education in Secondary Education: Humanities
  • Master of Education in Secondary Education: STEM
  • Master of Education in Secondary Humanities Education
  • Master of Education in Secondary STEM Education
  • Master of Education in Special Education
  • Master Of Education In Special Education: Moderate To Severe

Non-Licensure Programs

  • Master of Education in Early Childhood Education (Non-Licensure)
  • Master of Education in Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education (Non-Licensure)
  • Master of Education in Elementary Education (Non-Licensure)
  • Master of Education in Elementary Education and Special Education (Non-Licensure)
  •  Master of Education in Secondary Education: Humanities (Non-Licensure)
  • Master of Education in Secondary Education: STEM (Non-Licensure)
  • Master of Education in Special Education (Non-Licensure)
  • Master Of Education In Special Education: Moderate To Severe (Non-Licensure)


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