Grand Canyon University Offers New Organizational Leadership Program for Teachers

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<strong>Phoenix &mdash; April 22</strong><br />In an effort to continually help educators achieve a greater level of prosperity and productivity in their schools, Grand Canyon University (GCU) is launching a doctoral degree in organizational leadership for teaching professionals. <br /> <br />&ldquo;We&rsquo;ve long been known as a premier institution for teachers, and it&rsquo;s important that we continually enhance and improve our offerings to ensure that we&rsquo;re meeting the needs of today&rsquo;s educator,&rdquo; said Cheri St. Arnauld, Ed.D., interim dean of GCU&rsquo;s College of Education.<br /> <br />Beginning in June, a group of 52 teachers will begin their quest to achieve the advanced degree. In an interesting show of unity, 26 teachers from a community in Pennsylvania are going through the two-year program together, consisting of online courses, as well as three residencies on-site at GCU. <br /> <br />The unique program is a collaboration of GCU&rsquo;s College of Education with the Ken Blanchard College of Business, promoting leadership skills within an ethical framework. The blend of coursework follows GCU&rsquo;s commitment to servant leadership, providing students with skills to lead in a global environment with financial and ethical considerations. <br /> <br />&ldquo;The Ed.D. program offers students a rare opportunity to evolve leadership expertise in ways that will positively impact all stakeholders within an organization, including students, teachers, employees, communities and the world,&rdquo; St. Arnauld said.<br /> <br />The program is powered by a premier faculty and strategic alliances with prominent thought leaders such as &ldquo;effective schools&rdquo; authority Dr. Larry Lezotte, business guru Dr. Ken Blanchard, Southwest Airlines President Colleen Barrett and best-selling author Harvey Mackay.<br /> <br />Applicants must have a master&rsquo;s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 3.4, letters of reference and three to five years of relevant, progressive experience.<br />

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  • It’s just wonderful that they were having this kind of program that will help those teachers in improving their techniques and their strategies in teaching. Also, leadership is really important on their role as a teacher in order for them to effectively lead their students through learning.