Our dual degree bachelors in special education and elementary education curriculum, directly aligned with national professional teaching standards, offers strategies to adapt teaching in the mainstream classroom to students with assorted needs. While core courses review pedagogy and classroom management, our special education focus aims to strengthen your understanding of assessing and adapting learning in the least restrictive environment for students with disabilities. Opportunities to apply your learning in real classrooms are available throughout your program and provide a well-rounded foundation to flourish into an outstanding educator.
In this bachelors in special education and elementary education program, you examine cross-categorical teaching concepts and review theories and research from 21st century classroom practice. In addition, you explore innovation in the 21st century classroom and examine principles of collaborative teaching and educational psychology. You also enhance your ability to identify, evaluate and assess learning disabilities, instructional strategies and student achievement.
You can apply until:
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This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.
You need the following GPA score:
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).
Bachelors in education programs leading to teacher certification may require practicum hours, state exams, student teaching and an institutional recommendation from GCU.
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.
Campus: $8250 per semester
Online: $440 per credit
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.