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By Meredith Critchfield, PhD
Associate Professor, College of Education

Most of us know how important it is to use groups in the classroom. Some of us have even tried creative grouping and collaboration strategies like those by Kagan. The world is shrinking more and more every day thanks to technology, making communication and collaboration more important than ever before. Rather than letting technology intimidate us, though, we should embrace tech tools to help improve communication and collaboration in the classroom.

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Do you want to improve the education system for future learners? If so, then Grand Canyon University’s Bachelor of Science in Educational Studies degree could be the ideal degree for you. Offered online and on GCU’s main campus, this educational studies program examines classroom teaching concepts and pedagogical practices in dynamic academic settings. This degree program’s curriculum can prepare you for a career aimed at improving learning environments. Continue reading to learn about potential career outcomes for graduates of GCU’s BS in Educational Studies program:

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Do you enjoy teaching and the English language? If so, then a career teaching English as a second language (ESL) could be the right path for you. Grand Canyon University’s Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with an Emphasis in English as a Second Language can provide you with a strong foundation to prepare for a career as a highly effective educator. Continue reading to learn what you can expect from a career in ESL education:

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Designed to afford learners the skills that they need to teach economics and business to junior high and high school students, the Bachelor of Science in Business for Secondary Education degree can prepare you to pursue initial teacher licensure. This program can prepare you to inspire entrepreneurial innovation and business success in your future students. Continue reading to learn what else you can expect from this BS in business program:

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Are you considering a career teaching young children and have an interest in special education? If so, then Grand Canyon University’s Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education can put you on a path toward your career goals. This degree can prepare you to recognize and help children with developmental delays, as well as pursue certification in early childhood education and early childhood special education. To determine if you’d enjoy a career in early childhood special education, consider the following questions:

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Designed to prepare students for a career educating young children, Grand Canyon University’s Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education can ready you to instruct infants through primary students. This program is offered by the College of Education and provides you with coursework and teaching fundamentals that can put you on a path to become a highly effective teacher. The program’s curriculum is in alignment with national teaching standards and prepares you to pursue your grades K-3 initial licensure. The following are some of the courses you will take while earning an early childhood education degree:

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Are you hoping to become a highly effective elementary educator? If so, then consider earning Grand Canyon University’s Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, which can provide you with the groundwork to flourish as an instructor for elementary students. Offered by GCU’s College of Education, the Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education is designed to prepare you for a future as a grade 1-8 educator. In this degree program, you study theory and participate in field experience in perfect balance to ready you for effective leadership in diverse classroom settings. If you’re interested in working in this profession, then continue reading to learn the answers to common questions about careers in elementary education:

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If you are interested in working in education and want to help children with diverse learning needs, then a career in special education may be the perfect path for you. Grand Canyon University’s Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Special Education dual degree is offered by the College of Education. It is aligned with national professional teaching standards and can ready you for a career in special education. You can complete this Arizona State Board of Education-approved and regionally accredited elementary education and special education dual degree program online, in evening classes or at our main campus. Read on to learn how earning this bachelor’s degree can prepare you to make an impact:

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