Initial Program – Leads To Initial Teacher Licensure
Offered By: College of Education
Earn Your Teaching Licensure for First- Through Eighth-Graders
Individuals with a desire to teach and a bachelor’s degree outside of education can gain the skills and knowledge to lead elementary classrooms. With a curriculum approved by the Arizona State Board of Education, our Master of Education (MEd) in Elementary Education prepares you to attain your initial teacher licensure. Offered online by the College of Education, this master's in elementary education program provides the training and application to help you engage and manage youth in the 21st century learning communities. Throughout the online masters in elementary education program, you examine prescribed teaching methods and strategies and develop innovative plans to improve student outcomes. Learn assessment techniques in addition content relevant to learners in grades 1-8.
Grand Canyon University’s (GCU) rigorous education curriculum focuses on analyzing and proposing solutions to current issues in education, such as student literacy and teaching English language learners. Observational practicums and student teaching integrated into your program enhance your ability to teach, lead and succeed in culturally and intellectually diverse elementary schools. Programs leading to teacher certification may require practicum hours, state exams, student teaching and an institutional recommendation from GCU.
Learn the Foundation of Elementary Education
The master's in elementary education online is designed to afford you the foundations of education and intertwines evidence-based theory with advanced teaching methods. All courses are directly aligned with the specialized professional teaching standards and associated national content standards. In this program, you will evaluate instructional strategies for multiple content areas, including English as a second language (ESL), health, social studies, math, and science.
You complete observational and practice-based experience assignments that help you during your teacher candidate phase. In your final semester, you complete your state licensure exams and a full-time student teaching component.
What You Will Learn
Study Our Masters in Elementary Education Curriculum Throughout this online master's in elementary education program, you will review the following topics:
- The construction, analysis, and interpretation of psychological tests to measure learning outcome.
- Collaboration to increase instructional effectiveness and student learning.
- The nature, origins, and history of psychoanalysis and psychotherapy.
- Human learning and cognition.
- Humanistic, transpersonal and existential psychology in relation to motivation, needs, love, and existence.
- Theories of inquiry and appropriate tests and measures.
Forge a New Career Path in Education
As a graduate of the Master of Education in Elementary Education degree program, you will be qualified to pursue teaching positions within public, private and alternative educational settings. Potential career titles include elementary education teacher, child development specialist and child advocate.
Pursue a next-generation education with an online degree from Grand Canyon University. Earn your degree with convenience and flexibility with online courses that let you study anytime, anywhere. GCU offers the most experienced leadership in delivering online degree programs.
Full-time faculty members and fully trained adjunct instructors, equipped with strong academic backgrounds and practical experience in their fields, support you every step of the way. Designed with the career-oriented professional in mind, our online classes provide an intimate environment that stimulates engaging and challenging discussions.
Choose from programs across our distinct colleges, in high-demand employment areas. Classes begin frequently.
Grand Canyon University’s evening programs cater to the demands of working professionals who prefer an in-person learning environment. Our night classes meet just once per week and offer the interaction and discussion of a typical college classroom.
Night classes are designed for a specific number of students, providing a warm and nurturing environment that supports an engaging experience. In an evening cohort, you will progress through your degree program with the same career-minded classmates, providing an opportunity to network and forge relationships that go beyond the classroom.
Classes begin frequently at various locations, including our main campus.
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