The online MEd in Elementary Education and Special Education also offers a Not Initial Teacher Licensure Track to the working adult student. This program prepares you for teaching roles in settings where a teaching license is not required, in K-8 and K-12 special education areas. There is no student teaching component to this program, which negates it as a licensure track. Your elementary education degree online will incorporate topics such as:
- Literacy development
- Teaching methodologies
- 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. Take advantage of a program providing observational and practice-based field experiences in elementary and K-12 special education settings. Become adept in classroom management, advance your ability to support students with special needs through educational planning, and expand your autonomy in non-licensure careers with Grand Canyon University online.
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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
Recommended GPA2.8 or above (4.0 scale)
Official College Transcript(s)
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