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By Kellianne Holland
Early Childhood Education Major, College of Education

Earning a master’s degree can positively impact your career in many ways. Specifically, a master’s degree in education can provide education professionals with advancement in their knowledge and in their careers. At Grand Canyon University, the College of Education offers a wide variety of master’s degrees for those looking to take their studies to a whole new level. Here are a few reasons earn a Master of Education:

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By Kellianne Holland
Early Childhood Education Major, College of Education

Teachers who have a strong passion for what they do inspire their students. Teaching is not for everyone. However, when it is in the hands of someone who has an undying passion to not only educate, but also to impact the lives of students, it is a very rewarding career. Read along as Grand Canyon University alumna and Arizona Educational Foundation’s 2016 Teacher of the Year, Christine Marsh, shares her experience as a teacher and what she has learned about the importance of passion.

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By Kellianne Holland
Early Childhood Education Major, College of Education

The classroom is a place where children flock to learn new things, and it can be a bit crazy sometimes. As a teacher, you must remain positive and strong-willed. Read along as the Arizona Educational Foundation’s 2016 Teacher of the Year, Christine Marsh, shares her wisdom on the topic of attitude and teaching. Christine Marsh is a teacher at Chaparral High School, and she passionately teaches 11th and 12th grade Advanced Placement English.

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By Marjaneh Gilpatrick, EdD
Executive Director of Educational Outreach and Chair of MEd in TESOL

At a faculty and staff meeting in Grand Canyon University’s College of Education, Dean Kimberly LaPrade, PhD, asked everyone to share their thoughts about Thanksgiving from an educator’s lens.

Some reflected on how Thanksgiving provides an opportunity for educators to make meaning of it with their students:

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By Kellianne Holland
Early Childhood Education Major, College of Education

Preschool is the perfect time for young children to develop positive learning habits and self-confidence. There are many different kinds of preschool philosophies and pedagogies that support the functions of preschools.

At Grand Canyon University, a degree in early childhood education can prepare you to teach in different preschool settings. In addition, you will gain the confidence to give the next generation the tools for a successful learning experience. Continue reading to learn about various preschool philosophies:

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