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Elementary Education With An Emphasis In Christian Education, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 105 days
, AZ, | Online
Offered in collaboration with Grand Canyon Theological Seminary, this bachelors in elementary education degree program leads to initial licensure for elementary and middle school teachers while training you in the many facets of Christian formation.


Founded as a teacher’s college in 1949, Grand Canyon University provides expert-led courses in instructional planning, classroom management, educational ethics and more, creating a strong foundation for your teaching practice in any setting. Specialized courses enhance your understanding of the biblical, philosophical and spiritual foundations of Christian development. The program concludes with a student teaching component, preferably conducted within a Christian school or educational entity.

College of Education programs leading to teacher certification may require practicum hours, state examinations, student teaching and institutional recommendations from Grand Canyon University. Accepted students will be required to sign and comply with the GCU Doctrinal Statement as well as the College of Education Covenant as part of their admission to this program. Please contact an enrollment counselor and your state department of education for specific requirements.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 105 days
    • Duration description
      Online: 7 weeks Campus: 15 weeks
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Lesson planning, development, assessment and methods to engage diverse learners
  • First through eighth grade classroom management
  • Serving students with mild to moderate disabilities
  • Christian Ethics as related to contemporary issues
  • Development of Christian character based on biblical truths
  • Educational philosophies within the framework of a Christian worldview

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

    16500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8250 USD per semester and a duration of 105 days.
  • National

    16500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8250 USD per semester and a duration of 105 days.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
Campus: $8250 per semesterOnline: $470 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.


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