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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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By Jeff Glosser
Director, Strategic Educational Alliances

Being a teacher is a profession many choose out of a passion for making a positive difference in young people’s lives. The idea to “serve others,” is often the center of this profession, as the hours a teacher works outside of their classroom is often equal to or more than the time they spend in their classroom. These hours outside the classroom are often where the mentoring, life lessons and “planting seeds” take place for a teacher to make a positive impact of their students. 

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By Stephanie Knight, EdD
Adjunct Faculty, College of Education

Have you ever heard yourself utter one of these statements about a student?

“My student is just not motivated.”
“I just can’t get this student to want to learn.”

However, it is true that all of us are motivated to do something. Students, for example, will spend hours playing video games, texting friends or maybe skateboarding. There is more to it than what appears to be laziness.

Sadly, the answer to a “lack of motivation” from a child usually appears as a behavior problem; then, it is dealt with accordingly as opposed to finding the root of the issue. Fortunately, we can control our classrooms. So let’s do an inventory of ourselves to see how we are doing in our classrooms to meet the needs of these so-called unmotivated students:

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By Stephanie Knight, EdD
Adjunct Faculty, College of Education

When students move on from your classroom, with what do you want them to leave? More knowledge? Good grades? These are noble goals, but what about embodying a love of learning? We will examine what is each facet of learning (learning as curiosity, learning as opportunity, learning as reflection) and how to make this happen in all classrooms. Hopefully, it can trickle up, creating a culture of learning at the school.

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The evolution of technology is influencing all aspects of our society, including education. For this reason, educators who have an increased understanding of technology and how it can be used in the classroom, are valuable. Grand Canyon University’s Master of Science in Instructional Technology is designed to help practicing educators increase their knowledge of instructional technology.

Offered by the College of Education, this program’s courses are led by experts in their respective fields, such as digital literacies, distance learning, multimedia instruction and technology integration. Keep reading to learn more about how this degree program can prepare you to become a highly effective educator:

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