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Grand Canyon University’s Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership with an Emphasis in Behavioral Health program focuses on leadership, entrepreneurism and strategic planning. Students also learn about how these elements relate to ethical practice in the industry of behavioral health.

Offered by the College of Doctoral Studies, this EdD in behavioral health program is available through online and evening classes. It is designed for individuals who are currently licensed and practicing behavioral health professionals and who may seek a leadership role in their chosen field. Continue reading to learn more about what you can expect from this doctoral degree program:

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By Brandon Juarez, MEd
Assistant Professor, College of Education

Recently, in an attempt to attract more individuals from diverse fields into the teaching profession and to keep them teaching, Arizona legislators passed SB1042. Among other things, the bill extends the years between recertification from six years to 12 years and reduces the required number of continuing education units (CEUs) to 90 hours.

But, is this really what is best for the teachers and subsequently for our students?

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By Breanna Alverson
Business Administration Major, Colangelo College of Business

Grand Canyon University has convenient in-person evening programs for students. Cohorts meet just once a week and provide students with direct access to faculty, staff and peer support within their specific field of study. With GCU’s flexibility and student-centric focus, evening classes are a great option for working professionals.

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Substance abuse is a significant problem in the United States, and the need for addiction counselors is expected to grow. If you’re considering pursuing a career in substance abuse counseling, then Grand Canyon University’s Bachelor of Science in Counseling with an Emphasis in Addiction, Chemical Dependency and Substance Abuse program can provide you with the academic foundation that you need to enter this field. When it comes to substance abuse and addiction, one component that counselors in the profession must consider when working with patients is their family dynamics. Continue reading to learn more about this topic.

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Are you a registered nurse who wants to gain additional professional practice and knowledge of healthcare theory? If so, then Grand Canyon University’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree could be the ideal program for you. Earning GCU’s RN to BSN can help you achieve your career goals and learn how to combine your principles with your profession. The following are a few factors that may help you incorporate your Christian values and a career in nursing:

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By Judah Esparza
Business Management Major, Colangelo College of Business

In 2014, the sports industry in North America was worth approximately $60.5 billion (Heitner, 2015). At Grand Canyon University, students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Sports Management program learn that sports management is a much more refined science. If a student is dedicated to earning their degree and honing their leadership, business and public relations skills, they can be extremely profitable in their career and help athletes and teams improve their careers as well. Take a look into the sports management industry:

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By Diana Anderson
Master of Education in Secondary Education, College of Education

Today, districts across the nation are reporting a teacher shortage. This was not the case in the last generation. I can remember when teens were counseled not to pursue a career in teaching because there were no jobs available for teachers.

What changed?

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Justice studies

By Jessalyn Johnson
English Literature Major, College of Humanities and Social Sciences 

Interested in a Bachelor of Science in Justice Studies? For students who are passionate about law and justice and who desire to make an impact on the workforce, this degree may be a great fit! At Grand Canyon University, the programs are designed to challenge and motivate students to perform their best work while preparing them for a career in the field.

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