Grand Canyon University’s College of Education aims to provide you with essential knowledge and skills for the challenging, diverse classrooms and district initiatives of modern education. Teaching and education degrees align with specialized, professional and accrediting standards. Whether you dream of earning a teaching degree in early childhood education, special education or secondary education, you are provided opportunities designed to help you gain the knowledge, skills and confidence needed to achieve professionalism as a teacher or administrator. Learn more about our college, including available degrees and program locations.
College of Education Mission
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.
Arizona Alternative Teaching Pathway
The Arizona Alternative Teaching Pathway is designed for students who have secured a full-time teaching position with a district in a high-needs area, hold an Arizona Alternative Teaching Certificate, and are currently enrolled in one of the following master's degree licensure programs:
To be eligible, you must:
- Have an official transcript showing a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
- Be enrolled and active in one of the licensure programs listed above
- Have a current and valid AZ IVP Fingerprint Clearance Card
- Have been offered a full-time contracted teaching position in an area that aligns with the program of study
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California State Submission Documents and Requirements
Grand Canyon University is seeking initial institutional approval from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) for California-specific versions of the Elementary and Special Education programs currently being designed by the College of Education. Interested parties are invited to submit comments that may help to inform the Commission of substantive issues regarding Grand Canyon University. Comments should be submitted to the Commission at [email protected]. Please note that comments should specify that party's relationship to the institution (i.e., graduation, present or former faculty member, etc.). All identifying information will remain confidential.