By Nathalie De Vera
Alumna, College of Education
Student teaching is the time to apply everything learned in class. This is the time to learn from experience. Reflecting upon practice shows humility, eagerness, determination and a positive outlook that are all helpful in aiming to be a great teacher. I aim to be a great teacher because I want to inspire, educate and serve.
By Stephanie Knight, EdD
Adjunct Faculty, College of Education
Instead of student engagement, we should focus on brain engagement! It is possible to influence students’ brain chemistry. This means that students would be wholly and fully engaged. Educating the whole child takes on a whole new meaning when an educator can engage all parts of the brain throughout the class time.
When you become a teacher for middle school and high school students, you can help open their eyes to new academic pursuits, including STEM subjects such as biology. If you want to enroll in GCU’s Bachelor of Science in Biology for Secondary Education program, you’ll take core courses such as:
Grand Canyon University’s Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education program is a great option for anyone interested in a career as an educator for young children. Offered through the College of Education, this degree program can provide you with the fundamentals for becoming a highly qualified teacher and the knowledge that you need to pursue an early childhood initial licensure. If you’re wondering if a career in early childhood education is right for you, then ask yourself the following questions:
Are you fueled by a victorious feeling when the last piece of the puzzle is placed on the table or when the answer on the board matches the one you have written on your paper? If solving problems captures your interest and drives you, consider applying this passion to your future by earning a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics for Secondary Education!
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?