Grand Canyon University’s (GCU) College of Education provides you with essential knowledge and in-demand skills required for the challenging, diverse classrooms and district initiatives of 21stcentury education. All teaching and education degrees align with national and Arizona Department of Education accrediting standards. Whether you dream of earning a teaching degree in early childhood education, special education or secondary education, you can gain the knowledge, skills and confidence needed to achieve excellence as a teacher or administrator. Learn more about our college, including available degrees and program locations.
College of Education Mission
The College of Education (COE) 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.
Cultivating Opportunities for Equity
As educators dedicated to learning, leading and serving, we are committed to promoting opportunities for equity. Join us in our effort to find practical and tangible ways to affirm and advocate for equity for all our students and families.
Celebrating equity and inclusion for all.
To promote equity and inclusion in teaching and learning.
Resources for Diversity
Clicking on any of the links below will provide a new resource guide to promote diversity and inclusivity in the classroom. Below are resources to enhance your curriculum, teaching style and professional development advocate equity for your classroom.
Arizona Teaching Intern Program
The Arizona Teaching Intern Program is an alternative pathway to teacher licensure that is designed for students who have secured a contract with a district in a high-needs area and who are currently enrolled in one of the following master's degree (IR) programs:
- Master of Education in Early Childhood Education
- Master of Education in Elementary Education
- Master of Education in Secondary Education
- Master of Education in Special Education
To be eligible, you must have:
- An official transcript showing a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
- Official passing AEPA/NES subject knowledge exam scores
- A current AZ IVP Fingerprint Clearance Card
- A full-time contracted teaching position in an area that meets the requirements for the Arizona Teaching Intern program
Knowledge in the field of education is expanded when we have information at our fingertips. Clicking on any of the links below will open up the world of education to you. Here, you can probe state and federal departments of education; investigate education career prospects; quick link to professional and content standard organizations; and discover professional development opportunities. Happy exploring!