Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education / English as a Second Language
Grand Canyon University

Program Details

Grand Canyon University’s Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with an Emphasis in English as a Second Language degree program prepares teacher candidates for teaching in a K–8 classroom, specifically geared toward working with students who are considered English Language Learners. Graduates may seek an elementary teaching license to teach these students in an elementary classroom setting. Throughout this program, students will examine adolescent development, instructional planning, educational trends, cultural differences/cross-cultural studies, student engagement and managing learning environments, while gaining a strong liberal arts foundation. The program concludes with the Student Teaching for Elementary Education with an ESL Emphasis course, which exposes teacher candidates to a full-time, 15-week student teaching component that includes practical ESL elementary classroom experiences. Candidates will engage in research, analysis and hands-on teaching to support the creation of a Teacher Work Sample.


  • A high school diploma or GED is required
    • *Residents from Mississippi require an associate’s degree or higher for admission

School Accreditation Statement

Higher Learning Commission

Geographic Restrictions

This program is not authorized for residents of: KY, MA, or PA.