As the paradigm shifts and standards become more rigorous in school districts across the nation, elementary literacy and reading quality falls into the spotlight. Educational success in the classroom reflects on the depth of instruction within the lines of the regulatory framework. With a focus on literacy coaches and reading specialists who empower classroom teachers as leaders and interventionists, GCU's online M.A. in reading for elementary education aligns with the standards of the International Reading Association, a global network committed to literacy. Graduates of the program may seek a reading endorsement but requirements do vary for each state.
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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 EducationBachelor Degree
Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s)
- A current teaching license and/or evidence of a minimum of one year of teaching experience
- This program requires practicum/field experience hours with access to a K-12 classroom to complete the program assignments.
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