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Turn Your Passion into an Education Career

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Smiling mid adult teacher standing in the classroom with his arms crossed and looking at the camera. Children are in the background.

You have probably heard the expression, “Turn your passion into your career, and you’ll never have to work a day in your life.” At Grand Canyon University, you are provided that opportunity in an encouraging, welcoming and faith-based environment.

If you have a love for business, biology, history, science or English, you might want to consider GCU’s content degrees in secondary education.

Why Earn a Teaching Degree?

GCU offers a variety of secondary education degree options, including a BA in Theatre Education, BA in Dance Education and BA in History for Secondary Education, that allow you to major in a subject you are passionate about while still earning a career-relevant degree that allows you to teach middle school or high school students.

A secondary school teacher typically teaches a single subject, and usually works in a department with other educators who teach similar subjects. As a middle school or high school teacher, you can help students realize their potential and inspire the next generation of learners.

Demand for teachers is on the rise, particularly in Arizona, where the number of jobs is expected to increase by 15 percent between 2012 and 2022.

Why Choose GCU?

At GCU, you will receive a high-quality education. While studying your passion at GCU, you will be a part of a private Christian college with a biblically rooted mission. Principles of servant leadership are weaved into the curriculum, preparing you for a career that will honor God and educate others. Faculty members teach you how to become an outstanding educator, but they also have a strong passion to instill the spirit of servant leadership, innovation and service into their classrooms.

Another aspect that is unique at GCU, is that the College of Education will continue to offer you support throughout your first year as a new teacher.

For students who want to pursue their passion, but find it difficult due to their hectic schedules, GCU offers online degrees that help accommodate the busyness of everyday life. GCU also offers traditional programs on its main campus and evening cohorts in locations across the Southwest. Speak with an enrollment representative to learn more about programs in your area.

With GCU’s content degrees, you can study your passion with an emphasis in education. In doing this, you can teach and pass on your passion to the children of our future. Ask about our more than 190 programs by requesting more information today!

Written by Jessica Meyer, a senior majoring in marketing at GCU.