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Grand Canyon University Reviews of Bachelor's in Elementary Education

15 Reviews

Locations:   Phoenix (AZ) 

Annual Tuition: $17,800

50% of students said this degree improved their career prospects
67% of students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student Reviews - Bachelor's in Elementary Education

Student Reviews - Bachelor's in Elementary Education

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Reviewed: 7/14/2023

Degree: Elementary Education

Like others have said I wonder what school many of the negative reviews are referring to? I majored in Educational Studies, though I had planned on getting certified as an elementary school teacher. I knew that Educational Studies would not lead to teacher certification, but Covid was spreading at the time and I could not get into the classrooms to do my field work like I wanted to, so I decided to pursue a degree that required minimal classroom participation. After I finished the degree in Educational... Read More


Reviewed: 1/25/2023

Degree: Elementary Education

Looking to waste your time, money and patience? GCU is right for you! This college is rude, unorganized, and just looking for your money. In the amount of time I had any association with GCU (2 weeks) everything about it was a red flag. They came to my work for a recruiting events and gave out all the right answers, so I began the process of enrollment. At the beginning of enroll (transcript already sent), I was told i'd graduation in 1 year(only reason I picked this college). Then it was moved to... Read More

Kim Wootson-Harris

Reviewed: 9/30/2022

Degree: Elementary Education

I am grateful that I completed my Education, however, I was not able to have my transcript, because of a $300.00 balance. I pleaded with my student counselor but I was not successful. How about bending the rules for students that owe less than $500.00? Flordia Education allows new teachers to apply for a temporary certification, I would have gotten a teaching job, but since GCU is money hungry for $300, I had to wait to clear my balance. Then the calls were a pain, GCU wants to help further your... Read More


Reviewed: 9/7/2022

Degree: Elementary Education

Getting started you get alot of help .It’s a 50/50 chance if you get a professor who is good . I was told (by a professor) that they are given a curriculum they don’t write .Some have no clue what is assigned each week some expand on that curriculum.


Reviewed: 7/15/2022

Degree: Elementary Education

I TECHNICALLY graduate in October but have completed all of my classes for my degree as of June. I would like to start by saying that I was very reluctant to attend GCU for a variety of reasons including (but not limited to) the horrible reviews I have seen online. While I did run into a couple of small snags with Student Services and Financial Aid, my overall experience in this university was pretty good! The vast majority of the instructors were knowledgeable and helpful, the workload was challenging... Read More


Reviewed: 11/30/2019

Degree: Elementary Education

I am in my third, going on forth, class at GCU. For me, I have had excellent instructors who give accurate feedback. In addition to their feedback, they provide rubrics breaking down each instructors grading process. I have yet to have a bad or unprofessional instructor. Additionally, I have had success with my counselors, unlike many others who have reviewed. Maybe I just got lucky? or maybe a few bad apples make all appear ill informed. I previously attended community college for another degree,... Read More


Reviewed: 9/14/2019

Degree: Elementary Education

After 4 years and 4 months of online classes, I cannot pass the Arizona State test nor can I pass the Texas State test to become a teacher. NOT one course prepared me for these test. I have had to search for study material on my own at my own expense to try to become certified. Since I have completed my degree apparently my student advisor cannot return any emails or calls. Grand Canyon University does NOT prepare their online students to become teachers. The classes they require you to take does... Read More


Reviewed: 6/5/2019

Degree: Elementary Education

GCU is a joke if you are looking for a college do not go with them. They do not know how to answer questions your student service advisor gets changed without notice. If you live in another state other than AZ for most states you have to pay to license in AZ and your state. When complaints are filed they do nothing about them. I will not return to them for my masters. They are also expensive my husband attended for a year and half his loans are only $10,000 under mine and I attended for 4 years.


Reviewed: 6/12/2018

Degree: Elementary Education

If you are a hardcore religious fan this is your school, they try to use religious courses as being critical to your degree. I was going for the Elementary Education to become a Teacher. In this degree list of courses was at least 5 religious courses that were not an option. They force it down your throat. Avoid this place at all costs if you are one of free will, free thinker.


Reviewed: 4/10/2018

Degree: Elementary Education

My experience at GCU has been a great experience! The faculty and the counselors are wonderful! They were very helpful, and kind! Im excited to announce that I have about 3 more weeks, until I become a GCU graduate!!! Grand Canyon will always be an University I will highly recommend other students to attend.


Reviewed: 10/7/2017

Degree: Elementary Education

I was really hesitant to start an online program to obtain my bachelors degree. Now, I am beyond happy with how much new knowledge I have gained and I plan to pursue my M.Ed. through GCU as well. My advisor and supervisor were always available when I had a question.


Reviewed: 5/22/2016

Degree: Elementary Education

I attended GCU online, one class at a time, for three years straight. I wanted a total online program after I finished my Bachelor's Degree at my local community college. I am not a great test-taker, so I was extremely happy to write a paper each week in lieu of a weekly test. However, this required a lot of work and dedication, as I gave up pretty much every Sunday for three years. Posting discussion questions/responses several times per week was also a commitment. With that said, this program worked... Read More

Disaster waiting to happen

Reviewed: 11/1/2015

Degree: Elementary Education

Hi Highly recommend not to go into debt getting a degree from GCU and here is why. I am a foriegn educated Elementary school teacher who was required to have an american degree to teach in my state. I hold multiple bachelor degrees from another country and have taught as a teacher there for 9 years. At the time I chose GCU because they were accredited and were available for online education. I was convinced by the financial counselors there that the cost of the student loans would be able to be paid... Read More


Reviewed: 10/25/2015

Degree: Elementary Education

Even though I have just started GCU online. I am in my 5th course, I have had nothing but good experiences. My instructors are always involved and my counselor checks in often. I always get quick responses when I have questions. Im sure I will have an instructor here and there that I do not agree with but isn't that like every other school.


Reviewed: 11/22/2013

Degree: Elementary Education

I am currently starting my fifth course at GCU and I love it. I am reading a lot of bad reviews (and some good, of course), and I do not read anything here that cannot be fixed. I have friends who complain about the school I just transferred from, "They are so bad, I can't get anyone to help me, they've wasted my time..." and those people are just plain lazy. As a nontraditional student, I am speaking to my instructors, counselors, financial aid advisors, educational advisors, military advisors,... Read More


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