Program Details

Phoenix, United States
Program Type:
Full Degree
Degree Level:
Elementary Education, Elementary Education, Elementary Education

Program Overview

Program Description:

Master of Education in Elementary Education (Leads to initial teacher licensure).  This current and comprehensive degree program is designed for any individual interested in the education of children in Grades K–8, and who is seeking teacher certification. Participants are responsible for contacting their state department of education for certification requirements and program approval. In addition, participants should consult the Grand Canyon University Catalog and an academic advisor to obtain current information about teacher credentialing programs. Courses in this state and regionally accredited program are taught by experts in their respective fields who share knowledge and experience in areas of educational psychology, reading strategies, teaching methods, and curriculum development. The program covers a range of relevant subjects, including classroom engagement and management, learners with diverse needs, and curriculum planning and assessment for the fundamental K–8 areas of learning. Opportunities are provided to apply concepts, theories, and research throughout the program. Assignments within many of the courses guide students through over 130 hours of observational experiences, and the final semester of the program includes a full-time, 16-week student teaching component. All courses are directly aligned with the Arizona Professional Teacher Standards and the Interstate New Teacher Support and Assessment Consortium Standards. Graduates of this program are prepared to become informed and effective K–8 educators in public and private schools and other settings requiring a teaching credential.

This program is not available in the following states: AR, KY

Additional Program Information

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

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