The Bachelor of Science (BS) in Elementary Education and Special Education degree offered by Grand Canyon University is designed for future teachers interested in working with children with special needs in the elementary classroom setting. The dual degree program includes coursework that prepares future elementary teachers (K-8), as well as coursework that is required of special education teachers working with mild to moderate disabilities in the K-12 setting. Both pedagogical knowledge and special education-specific content make up the curriculum for the BS in Elementary Education and Special Education degree. Graduates of the program are prepared to work with students with mild to moderate special needs by implementing individualized educational plans to accommodate students’ various learning, behavioral and social needs. They also gain a well-rounded liberal arts elementary education background.
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School Accreditation & Licensing
Grand Canyon University is accredited by:
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
Grand Canyon University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationHigh School or Equivalent
Official High School Transcript/GED Score
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