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By Faith Brown, MA, MEd
Alumna, College of Education

Cultural-centered teaching is an instructional method that requires knowledge of all cultures present in the classroom. Once classroom culture has been identified, the culture of the educator forms a perimeter of protection to the learning environment, making it a safe place for students and the teacher to be culturally influenced while learning.

Race is not a factor in cultural-centered teaching, for we can be of the same race, but of different cultures. Culture of community members acts as the light to brighten the paths to success for students when community members are actively involved in providing internships, employment, job shadowing opportunities and information that is essential to students making informed decisions about their future.

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Brent Phillips is a truly humble and passionate future educator, earning his degree in secondary education through Grand Canyon’s College of Education. Brent has a unique story as a U.S. veteran, and he has used his life and experiences to make a positive impact in the community. Specifically, with his love of astronomy, Brent is using his own self-funded astronomy outreach called VEGA to inspire and teach veterans and students of all ages.

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Educators serve as role models for their students, so caring for yourself while earning your degree can help prepare you to be a highly effective teacher. Also, maintaining your mental and physical wellness despite the demands of your program can help you make the most of your time in school. Are you in the process of earning Grand Canyon University’s Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education (Emphasis in Physical Education) degree? If so, then consider the following tips for staying in shape throughout your education:

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Grand Canyon University’s Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Education degree is offered through the College of Fine Arts and Production and leads to initial teacher licensure. This degree’s courses are in alignment with Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC) principles, and graduates of this program may be prepared to teach K-12 students after passing their state certification exam.

If you feel called to pursue a career teaching theatre, then this program may prepare you to reach your professional goals. Keep reading for an introduction to what you will learn while earning this theatre education degree:

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Jim Mostofo is one of Grand Canyon University’s dedicated and passionate College of Education faculty members who focuses on preparing future high school teachers.

Jim was inspired to pursue teaching after connecting with a few of his own middle school and high school teachers and coaches. In particular, his middle school basketball coach and high school math teacher had a significant impact on him in his younger years and they later became both mentors and friends.

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Grand Canyon University’s Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with an Emphasis in English as a Second Language (ESL) can prepare you for a career helping students learn the English language. This program is offered through the College of Education and is designed to ready future teachers to meet the needs of 21st century elementary and middle school classrooms. Read on to discover what to expect while earning this degree:

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