Master of Education Secondary Education (Does not lead to initial teacher licensure). This current and applicable degree program is designed for any individual interested in the education of children in the Grade 7–12 setting, but who must postpone student teaching or who does not choose to seek a teaching certificate. Participants are responsible for contacting their state department of education for certification requirements and program approval. In addition, participants should consult the Grand Canyon University Catalog and academic advisor to obtain current information about teacher credentialing programs. Courses in this state and regionally accredited program are taught by experts in their respective fields who share knowledge and experience in areas of educational psychology, reading strategies, teaching methods and curriculum development. Opportunities are provided to apply concepts, theories, and research throughout the program. Assignments within each course guide students through observational and practice based experiences. Participants must have access to a Grade 7–12 classroom to complete the program assignments. Participants must have a minimum of 24 units in a content area commonly taught in public Grade 7–12 schools to be admitted to the program. Graduates of the program are prepared to become informed and effective educators in the home, church, private schools and other settings not requiring a teaching credential. Graduates are also prepared to move into a student teaching/credentialing component with Grand Canyon University at a later date.
This program requires practicum/field experience hours.
Accredited bachelor’s degree from a GCU-approved institution
A 2.8 GPA or higher
Note: This program does not lead to teacher or principal licensure.
Accreditation & Licensing
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
AL, GA, IA, KY, NJ
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