Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education / Teaching Reading
Grand Canyon University

Program Details

GCU offers this online BS in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Teaching Reading.  You can become a specialist who works with early learners to diagnose, remediate and intervene with reading difficulties.  Spanning grades K-8, you will learn instructional skills as well as classroom management, lesson planning, and assessment.  You’ll also gain valuable insight towards family and cultural diversity.  While you have the convenience of online learning in this program, there is a student-teaching component for all degree candidates. This education curriculum aligns with standards across professional organizations including:

  • Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC)
  • Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI)
  • International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)

Grand Canyon is an institution that supports faith-based learning and professional ethics.

Learning Pace


Learning Schedule


% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Grand Canyon University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Grand Canyon University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (, an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

High School or Equivalent

Application Requirements

Official High School Transcript/GED Score

Additional Info

  • Residents of MS must have an associate’s degree or higher. 

Restricted States



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