Grand Canyon University offers the Online Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with an Emphasis in Math (Grades K-8) (Eligible for Institutional Recommendation) to students eyeing careers as elementary education instructors specifically in the field of Mathematics. Participants are given the opportunity to apply theories, concepts, and research throughout the duration of the program. The university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
Prospective students of the program are required to take General Education Courses and Math Emphasis Courses. Math Emphasis Courses include Exploring Education as a Profession, Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I and II, College Algebra and Trigonometry, College Geometry, Education Foundations and Framework, Cultural Diversity in the Classroom, English Language Teaching: Foundations and Methodologies, Educational Psychology, Instructional Technology, Curriculum/Methods and Assessment: Social Studies, Educating the Exceptional Learner, Curriculum/Method and Assessment: Science and Mathematics, Curriculum/Methods and Assessment: Literacy and Language Arts K-3, Classroom Engagement and Management, Curriculum/Methods and Assessment: Literacy and Language Arts 4-8, Arizona and Federal Government, and Student Teaching Sessions A and B. The recommended elective for this program is Probability and Statistics. Applicants for certification are required by the Arizona Department of Education to take six (6) credits of Structured English Immersion.
Aside from the comprehensive Mathematics education provided by the courses included, the curriculum also incorporates problem solving, critical thinking, and student understanding. Total practicum hours amount to one hundred five (105). Applicants should be at least twenty-one (21) years old and have some college credits. Inquiries from Arkansas, Connecticut, Indiana and Kentucky are not entertained at this time due to certain state requirements.