The Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education program at the Grand Canyon University offers the perfect balance of theory and field experience to prepare future 1-8 educators. In this elementary education degree program, you can gain the knowledge to effectively lead in today's diverse classrooms. 
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The Elementary Education program at the Grand Canyon University leads to initial licensure for elementary and middle school teachers.


The Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education curriculum offers the groundwork to help you flourish into an outstanding educator. Core coursework emphasizes critical thinking and communication skills, increasing your readiness for your elementary education focus. 

Educational courses highlight historical issues in teaching and learning while exploring contemporary instructional theories. The program concludes with hands-on experience, in which you complete your student teaching component in a local school or educational organization.

Bachelor's in education programs leading to teacher certification may require practicum hours, state exams, student teaching and an institutional recommendation from Grand Canyon University.

The elementary education degree program includes a broad liberal arts foundation with a focus on classroom management and student learning. Study methods to enrich, evaluate and assess student learning. You also review innovative concepts to increase student engagement, such as technology in the 21st century classroom and curriculum planning and design, in addition to working with English language learners.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time Part-time
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Lesson planning, development, assessment and methods to engage diverse learners
  • Advanced methods for teaching English language learners elementary subjects
  • First through eighth grade classroom management
  • Serving students with mild to moderate disabilities
  • Child and early adolescent growth and development
  • Research and analysis of evidence-based science learning concepts

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • All students must submit either acceptable high school or college transcripts to be considered for full admission into the University. 
  • Additionally, if students cannot meet the GPA requirements with their transcripts, but have test scores or a college-GPA that meets admissions requirements, students will be eligible for full admission. 
  • If both the degree-bearing transcript and the test scores do not meet admission requirements, students may be accepted with specifications. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8250 USD/semester
    Tuition Fee
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  • National

    8250 USD/semester
    Tuition Fee
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  • Campus: $8,250 per semester 
  • Online: $440 per credit

Living costs for Phoenix

  • 900 - 1450 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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