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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 online education degrees affords you the firm foundation needed to shape tomorrow’s future. 

"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."

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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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Based on the 2021-22 academic year, GCU’s private Christian tuition is 47% more affordable than the average out-of-state tuition of Arizona’s three state universities. 


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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 knowledgeable faculty and staff will be with you every step of the way to help you reach your goals.

Competitive, affordable tuition rate so that furthering education is within reach for all2

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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 255,550 alumni3

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Prepare for a career of learning, leading and serving by earning one of the online teaching degrees from Grand Canyon University’s College of Education. Whether you aspire to teach early childhood, elementary, secondary or special education, or you want to move into administration, we offer a variety of online education degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels to help you reach your goals.  

Build and develop the skills necessary to meet the diverse demands of tomorrow's classrooms or shift into educational leadership roles. With GCU’s online education degrees, you take one class at a time to gain more in-depth learning and to help maintain a work-life balance.

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  • 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.

Why Do Future Educators Choose GCU?

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College of Education Promise

The College of Education firmly believes in the excellence of our administration and teaching degree programs. Since 1984, we have delivered on our promise to provide assistance to graduates of our educator and administrator preparation programs during their first year of teaching or leading in schools, at no expense. We continue to honor this pledge and hope to support you in your development as an outstanding educator.

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Teaching Certification and Credential Center

GCU offers online programs leading to initial licensure for teaching and/or administration. Such programs provide institutional recommendation (IR), which recognizes graduates as "eligible for a credential" or initial certification in their area of study. If seeking licensure or certification, applicants to the program are responsible for contacting their state department of education for licensure requirements and program approval. In addition, fingerprint and background clearance is required.

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Teacher Candidate Exam Preparation

The College of Education aligns its curriculum with components required for teacher candidate testing. The curriculum that you study in your courses along with clinical practices all work together to help prepare you for your state-required teacher certification exam(s).

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Accredited by the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP)4

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.

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Advanced Programs (Graduate Licensure/Advanced Degree Programs)

Grand Canyon University's online1 programs offer flexibility, providing a quality education to help you navigate today's complex world.

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Online1 Master's Degrees That Lead to Licensure for Teaching

If you are an aspiring educator, a master’s in education online could help you position yourself for new career opportunities and foster relationships. If you have a bachelor’s degree in a different field outside education, a master’s in education online can lead to teaching licensure as you transition into the education field.

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Online1 Bachelor's Degrees That Lead to Licensure for Teaching

If you want to prepare to become a teacher, you can equip yourself for the task at hand by specializing in one of the many subjects offered such as mathematics or business, that can be taught in high schools through a secondary education degree. Additionally, you may choose to teach elementary education and learn how to effectively teach at a younger age range.

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Online1 Teaching Degrees at Grand Canyon University

Our online courses offer a curriculum developed so that you receive the well-rounded education you need to help position yourself for possible career advancement. Backed by the legacy of our traditional campus, GCU is an accredited university with dynamic academic programs, informed by industry and student learning outcomes.

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Over 85,500 Fall 2022 online students5

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Over 85 GCU alumni have been recognized in the field of education, with some receiving Superintendent, Administrator or Teacher of the Year awards as of May 2023.