Master of Education in Elementary Education & Special Education (Initial Teacher Licensure)
Grand Canyon University

Program Details

Pursue Initial Teacher Licensure through the Grand Canyon University online MEd in Elementary Education and Special Education.  This program prepares you for leadership roles as a teacher or specialist in intervention, resources, inclusion, and more.  Online elementary education degree studies will incorporate topics including but not limited to:

  • Ethics and legal practices
  • Classroom management
  • Instructional planning

Faculty bring real-world expertise to the virtual classroom, where you will expand your skills in planning, assessment, implementation, and evaluation of student learning.  Through this program you will receive dual certification in elementary education and mild to moderate education (K-12).  Take advantage of a program providing observational and practice-based field experiences in elementary and K-12 special education settings.  Prepare for the next phase of your career or doctoral studies in education and related fields with Grand Canyon University online.

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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

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

2.8 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s)

Additional Info

  • Teacher candidates are responsible for contacting their state department of education for licensure requirements and program approval. Teacher candidates should consult the Grand Canyon University Catalog, the University Policy Handbook and an academic advisor to obtain information regarding current policies and procedures inherent in a teacher licensure program. Graduates of this program are eligible for the Mild to Moderate Disabilities Special Education, K-12 Certificate and the Elementary Education K-8 Certificate in the state of Arizona.

Restricted States

Kentucky, Rhode Island


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