Elementary Education (Leads to initial teacher licensure)

M.Ed. Online
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A Master of Education (MEd) in Elementary Education (Leads to initial teacher licensure) program at Grand Canyon University prepares you to work as an elementary or middle school teacher. Courses within this program focus on all aspects of elementary education from teaching strategies and assessment methods to working with diverse learners.

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Graduates of the  Elementary Education (Leads to initial teacher licensure) program at Grand Canyon University are capable of creating engaging classroom environments that support elementary and middle grade students and are able to analyze and solve current problems through research and practice.

Advance Your Elementary Education Career

GCU Masters of Education in Elementary Education graduates participate in advanced coursework. The topics covered throughout the degree program prepare students for working with learners from intellectually and culturally diverse backgrounds. Some of the coursework from the online master’s degree in elementary education includes:

  • Child and adolescent development and psychology
  • Special education
  • Classroom management and engagement
  • Instructional planning
  • Literacy
  • Supporting English language learners
  • Math, science, social studies and the arts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations in Elementary Education Graduate Studies
  • Child and Early Adolescent Development and Psychology 
  • Survey of Special Education: Mild to Moderate Disabilities 
  • Creating and Managing Engaging Learning Environments 
  • Instructional Planning and Assessment for Elementary Teacher Candidates 
  • Strategies for Student Engagement

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IELTS or TOEFL needed


47 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
2.8 (required)
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.
500 (required)

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Graduate applicants may be accepted at GCU with an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or program that has been approved by Grand Canyon University (GCU), with a 2.8 GPA or higher. 
  • If you do not meet the GPA requirement, you may be eligible for admission with a graduate degree from an accredited, GCU-approved college or program and passing test scores: GMAT, GRE.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    545 USD/credit
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  • National

    545 USD/credit
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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.

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