University Partnerships

  •  GCU logo

    Kyrene partners with Grand Canyon University to offer evening cohort Masters programs at the Kyrene District Office. Classes meet one night each week and are kept small to promote collaboration and networking. Because of the partnership, Kyrene employees receive a 32% scholarship awarded with cohort programs.  


    Start Date


     Day & Time

    May 9

    M.Ed. in Educational Administration

    5-9 pm

    October 24

    M.A. in Curriculum & Instruction

    5-9 pm


    Contact Jen Collum with any questions about cohort programs and available tuition assistance options. For your convenience, she is also available after school hours by appointment.

    Jennifer Collum
    Grand Canyon University


    Grand Canyon University also offers Doctoral programs with a discount for Kyrene employees. A cohort for a Doctorate of Education in Organization Leadership will be starting soon.  For information, please contact Cindy Vardon. 

    Cindy Vardon
    Grand Canyon University 





    OU logo

    Kyrene partners with Ottawa University to offer a 12% reduction in tuition to Kyrene employees who wish to pursue an undergraduate or graduate degree through Ottawa University Arizona's (OUAZ) adult program offered in Phoenix, Queen Creek, or online. Ottawa offers a variety of degree programs.

    In addition, Ottawa offers a $10,000 scholarship to dependents of Kyrene's employees who wish to attend the residential campus in Surprise.  

    For more information about either opportunity, contact Jorge Garcia.


    Jorge Garcia
    Ottawa University 




     Once courses are completed, submit transcripts in Performance Matters using the External Credit Request tab for salary credit consideration. 


Last Modified on December 3, 2019