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Graduate Education

Whatever type of classroom you envision, your teaching career begins at Georgian Court University. Our M.A.T. program delivers the foundation necessary to become an exceptional teacher.

GCU boasts a comprehensive curriculum that encompasses traditional learning and field experience. You’ll gain practical knowledge and skills that translate seamlessly into a thriving career in education, along with the ability to tailor our programs to fit your needs.

This program is for those who want to teach all subjects in general, inclusive, and/or special education settings for preschoolers up through pupils in third grade.

Requirements

  • Completion of prerequisite courses: Child and Adolescent Development (3) and Educational Psychology (3);
  • Completion of the 46-credit Elementary Education component;
  • Passing scores on all Praxis CORE exams (Reading, Writing, and Mathematics);
  • Passing score on the Praxis II exam in Elementary Education (Multiple Subjects);
  • Passing scores on the three GCU exams: Physiology and Hygiene (P&H); Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying (HIB); Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect (CARE);
  • Satisfactory ratings in clinical practice, including recommendation for certification;
  • Completion of the edTPA, the New Jersey Department of Education-mandated performance assessment, is required for program completion; a passing score is required for certification; and
  • Maintenance of a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 is required to remain in the program.

M.A.T. in Early Childhood Education (P–3)

EDC5110Ethics & Foundations of Incl & SpEd3
EDC5038Psychology of the Exceptional Child3
EDC5999Field Experience in Special Education 11
ECE5201Instr Des & Techn Integ in Incl ECE3
ECE5202Instr in ELA & Lit I in Incl ECE & SpEd3
EDC5403Evi-Based Prac for Inst Stdnts w/ Autism3
ECE5203Numeracy in Incl ECE & SpEd3
EDC5402Accom Mod & Asst Techn for SWD3
ECE5204Inst Lit II & SS Incl ECE & SpEd3
ECE5205Sci & Tech in Incl ECE & SpEd3
EDC5206Educational Assessment3
ECE6212Coll Plan w/ Family School & Comm ECE 23
ECE6302Early Childhood Clinical Practice 39
ECE6303Reflective Practice in EC & SpEd3
Total Credits46
1

Requires 50 hours of clinical experience.

2

Requires 175 hours of clinical practice.

3

Requires 15 weeks of full-time clinical practice.



This program is for those who want to teach all subjects in general, inclusive, and/or special education settings for kindergartners up through pupils in sixth grade.

Requirements

  • Completion of prerequisite courses: Child and Adolescent Development (3) and Educational Psychology (3);
  • Completion of the 46-credit Elementary Education component;
  • Passing scores on all Praxis CORE exams (Reading, Writing and Mathematics);
  • Passing score on the Praxis II exam in Elementary Education (Multiple Subjects);
  • Passing scores on the three GCU exams: Physiology and Hygiene (P&H); Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying (HIB); Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect (CARE);
  • Satisfactory ratings in clinical practice including recommendation for certification;
  • Completion of the edTPA, the New Jersey Department of Education-mandated performance assessment, is required for program completion; a passing score is required for certification; and
  • Maintenance of a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 is required to remain in the program.

M.A.T. in Elementary Education (K–6)

EDC5110Ethics & Foundations of Incl & SpEd3
EDC5038Psychology of the Exceptional Child3
EDC5999Field Experience in Special Education 11
EDC5115Instr Dsgn & Techn Intgr Incl ElEd3
EDC5210Instr in ELA & Lit I in Incl & SpEd3
EDC5403Evi-Based Prac for Inst Stdnts w/ Autism3
EDC5207Numeracy in Incl El & SpEd3
EDC5402Accom Mod & Asst Techn for SWD3
EDC5211Instr Lit II & Soc St in Incl El & SpEd3
EDC5208Sci & Tech in Incl ElEd & SpEd3
EDC5206Educational Assessment3
EDC6214Coll Plan w/ Family School & Comm ElEd 23
EDC6404Elementary Education Clinical Practice 39
EDC6405Refl Prac in ElEd & SpEd3
Total Credits46
1

Requires 50 hours of clinical experience.

2

Requires 175 hours of clinical practice.

3

Requires 15 weeks of full-time clinical practice.



Teach students ranging from kindergarten through Grade 12 in a single subject area in general, inclusive, and/or special education settings with this designation. Most GCU graduates who have completed this program go on to instruct art, biology, business, chemistry, English, history, math, or Spanish, depending on their major.

Requirements

  • Completion of prerequisite courses: Child and Adolescent Development (3) and Educational Psychology (3);
  • Completion of the 43-credit Subject-Specific/Secondary Education component;
  • A liberal arts content major in the area of intended certification including not less than 12 credits at the 300 and 400 level. Note: Content areas may have specific course requirements;
  • Passing scores on all Praxis CORE exams (Reading, Writing and Mathematics);
  • Passing score on the appropriate Praxis II exam in the intended area of certification;
  • Passing scores on the three GCU exams: Physiology and Hygiene (P&H); Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying (HIB); Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect (CARE);
  • Satisfactory ratings in clinical practice, including recommendation for certification;
  • Completion of the edTPA, the New Jersey Department of Education-mandated performance assessment, is required for program completion; a passing score is required for certification; and
  • Maintenance of a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 is required to remain in the program.

M.A.T. in Subject-Specific Education

EDC5110Ethics & Foundations of Incl & SpEd3
EDC5038Psychology of the Exceptional Child3
EDC5999Field Experience in Special Education 11
EDC5120Instr Dsgn & Techn Intgr Incl SecEd3
EDC5215Instr in Literacy in Sec Incl & SpEd3
EDC5403Evi-Based Prac for Inst Stdnts w/ Autism3
Select one of the following:3
EDC5229
Sec Subj Instr Inc & SpEd HPE
EDC5231
Sec Subj Instr Incl & SpEd Lang Arts
EDC5232
Sec Subj Instr Incl & SpEd Science
EDC5233
Sec Subj Instr Incl & SpEd World Lang
EDC5234
Sec Subj Instr Incl & SpEd Math
EDC5236
Sec Subj Instr Incl & SpEd Art
EDC5237
Sec Subj Instr Incl & SpEd Bus
EDC5238
Sec Subj Instr Incl & SpEd Soc St
EDC5402Accom Mod & Asst Techn for SWD3
Select one of the following:3
EDC5330
Instr Techn in Incl & SpEd Lang Arts
EDC5331
Instr Techn in Incl & SpEd Science
EDC5332
Instr Techn in Incl & SpEd World Lang
EDC5333
Instr Techn in Incl & SpEd Math
EDC5334
Instr Techn in Incl & SpEd Soc St
EDC5335
Instr Techn in Incl & SpEd Art
EDC5336
Instr Techn in Incl & SpEd Business
EDC5337
Instr Techn in Incl & SpEd Health & PE
EDC5206Educational Assessment3
EDC6215Coll Plan w/ Family School & Comm SecEd 23
EDC6406Secondary Education Clinical Practice 39
EDC6407Reflective Practice in SecEd & SpED3
Total Credits43
1

Requires 50 hours of clinical experience.

2

Requires 175 hours of clinical practice.

3

Requires 15 weeks of full-time clinical practice.



This program is for those who want to teach English language learners in general, inclusive, and/or special education settings.

Requirements

  • Completion of prerequisite courses: Child and Adolescent Development (3) and Educational Psychology (3);
  • Completion of the 46-credit English as a Second Language component;
  • Passing scores on all Praxis CORE exams (Reading, Writing, and Mathematics);
  • Praxis II testing is not required; instead, an Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) and Written Proficiency Test (WPT) must be passed;
  • Passing scores on the three GCU exams: Physiology and Hygiene (P&H); Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying (HIB); and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect (CARE);
  • Satisfactory ratings in clinical practice, including recommendation for certification;
  • Completion of the edTPA, the New Jersey Department of Education-mandated performance assessment, is required for program completion; a passing score is required for certification; and
  • Maintenance of a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 is required to remain in the program.

M.A.T. in English as a Second Language (ESL)

EDC5110Ethics & Foundations of Incl & SpEd3
EDC5038Psychology of the Exceptional Child3
EDC5999Field Experience in Special Education 11
EDC5113Instr Dsgn & Techn Intgr Incl ELL3
EDC5021Second Language Acquisition3
EDC5403Evi-Based Prac for Inst Stdnts w/ Autism3
EDC5026Phonology & Structure of American Eng3
EDC5402Accom Mod & Asst Techn for SWD3
EDC5022Theo Prac Methods Teach ESL Thr Content3
EDC5027Dev Lit Skills for Sec Lang Learners3
EDC5206Educational Assessment3
EDC6210Coll Plan w/ Family School & Comm ESL 23
EDC6299ESL Clinical Practice 39
EDC6300Refl Prac in ESL & SpEd3
Total Credits46
1

Requires 50 hours of clinical experience.

2

Requires 175 hours of clinical practice.

3

Requires 15 weeks of full-time clinical practice.



Off-Campus Cohort Education Programs

7.5-Week Courses • Discounted Tuition

Class Meets in Your Area

  • Middlesex County
  • Somerset County
  • Union County
  • Morris County
  • Bergen County
  • Essex County
  • Hunterdon County
  • Passaic County

Program Highlights

  • Hybrid program combines a personal cohort experience with the convenience of an online format
  • Classes meet face-to-face in a school nearby; just three sessions every 7.5 weeks
  • Select programs available completely online
  • Two-year completion time or less, including summer and holiday breaks
  • Up to 6 transfer credits considered

Program Offerings

  • ESL Endorsement w/M.Ed.
  • Reading/Literacy Specialization w/M.Ed.
  • Teacher of Students w/Disabilities Endorsement w/M.Ed.
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders Certificate w/M.Ed.
  • M.A. in Administration & Leadership leading to School Supervisor Certificate, Principal Certificate, School Administrator Certificate, and/or School Business Administrator Certificate

22% Tuition Discount – Save $567 per course

  • Financial aid and “pay-as-you-go” plans are available
  • Teacher Loan Forgiveness of up to $5,000 is available for teachers who teach for five years in low-income schools and meet other requirements
  • TEACH Grant Funding may be available depending on your selected program
  • Named among Money Magazine’s Top 50 Schools That Add the Most Value
  • Ranked by Washington Monthly as a “Best Bang for the Buck” College in 2017

Accredited Quality Programs

  • Georgian Court University is a nonprofit university that is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education
  • Instructional endorsement and administration and leadership programs are approved by the New Jersey Department of Education
  • Accredited by the Inquiry Brief Commission of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
  • Ranked among the Best Regional Universities (North) by U.S. News & World Report for 2018

Advanced & Educational Services Programs

Existing teachers and others holding a bachelor’s degree can advance their expertise by earning credits in one of our available focus areas.

The autism spectrum disorders program gives you in-depth study of this range of disorders along with insight on intervention methods. Options include a GCU certificate program and an M.Ed. degree program. Both options are available fully online.
Autism GCU Certificate
EDC5301Nature & Needs Indivs w/Aut&PervasDevDis3
EDC5302Strategies Teach Students w/Aut & DevDis 13
EDC5303Soc Communic Intervent Students w/ASD3
EDC5304Assess & Curr Inter for Autism Spec Dis3
EDC5305Intervent & Supports Level 1 Char ASD3
Total Credits15
1

Requires 10 hours of clinical experience.

Additional courses required for master’s degree:

EDC5001Philo & Psych Found of Incl Ed3
EDC5002Diversity in Inclusive Education3
EDC5010Curr Leadership for the Incl Sch3
EDC5014Methods of Res for Leaders in Incl Sch3
EDC5158Instr Technology for Incl Education3
EDC6095Project Applied Thesis I3
EDC6099Project Applied Thesis II3
Total Credits21


Complete this 12-credit program and gain the tools needed to teach to speakers of other languages in a bilingual setting. Become a resource to those around you, help integrate language standards into your school, and stand out with this extra credential. This program is also available fully online.

Program

  • Bilingual/Bicultural Education Endorsement (12 credits)

Courses

Endorsement:

  • EDC5021 Second Language Acquisition (3)
  • EDC5022 Theory, Practice & Methods of Teaching ESL/English Through the Content Areas
  • EDC5026 Phonology & Structure of American English (3)
  • EDC5027 Developing Literacy Skills for the Second Language Learner (3)

Make an impact on the youngest students with this program for certified teachers. Earn your Teacher of Preschool through Grade 3 endorsement or go on to pair it with the M.Ed. degree.

ECE Program
ECE5101Growth Dev & Learning in Incl ECE & SpEd3
ECE5102Incl ECE Curriculum & Assessment3
ECE5105Family, Community & the Young Child3
ECE5202Instr in ELA & Lit I in Incl ECE & SpEd3
ECE5203Numeracy in Incl ECE & SpEd3
ECE5204Inst Lit II & SS Incl ECE & SpEd3
ECE5205Sci & Tech in Incl ECE & SpEd3
ECE5300Issues in Early Childhood Education3
Total Credits24

Additional courses required for master’s degree:

EDC5014Methods of Res for Leaders in Incl Sch3
EDC6095Project Applied Thesis I3
EDC6099Project Applied Thesis II3
Total Credits9



For more information on program requirements, consult the Graduate Catalog.

Expand your knowledge of teaching ESL with this program. Earn your ESL endorsement or go on to pair it with the M.Ed. degree. The ESL programs are also available fully online.

ESL Program
EDC5021Second Language Acquisition3
EDC5022Theo Prac Methods Teach ESL Thr Content3
EDC5023Hist & Cult Backgrounds of ELL3
EDC5026Phonology & Structure of American Eng3
EDC5027Dev Lit Skills for Sec Lang Learners3
Total Credits15

Additional courses required for master’s degree:

EDC5014Methods of Res for Leaders in Incl Sch3
EDC5002Diversity in Inclusive Education3
EDC5024Second Language Education Curriculum3
EDC6095Project Applied Thesis I3
EDC6099Project Applied Thesis II3
Total Credits15



For more information on program requirements, consult the Graduate Catalog.

Candidates in the Master of Arts in Instructional Technology (M.A.I.T.) and GCU Certificate in Instructional Technology programs are trained to create powerful digital learning materials using cutting-edge technologies such as websites, apps, videos, podcasts, social media networks, simulations, and games. The courses cover theoretical and practical approaches, including foundations of instructional design, learning theory, and design for learning. The capstone project gives candidates the opportunity to prepare a well-developed design proposal and project, which allow them to demonstrate their fluency with elements of an instructional design analysis as well as specific technologies. Both the degree and certificate programs are available fully online.
Instructional Technology–GCU Certificate
EDC5501Collaborative Tools in Education3
EDC5502Multimedia Design for Learning3
EDC5503Web Design & Publishing3
EDC5504Social Media for Active Participation3
EDC5505Computer Programing for STEM Education3
Total Credits15

Additional courses required for master’s degree:

EDC5601Cognitive Science & Instr Technology3
EDC5602Video Games & Play in Learning3
EDC5701Learning Science & Instr Technology3
EDC5702Design Games & Simulationsfor Learning3
EDC6001Instructional Technology Capstone3
Total Credits15


Give children the lifelong gift of being able to read and comprehend written material. Use expertise in the classroom or as a coach in a reading literacy program. You’ll understand the theories and processes of reading and writing, be able to diagnose and remediate reading issues, and coach students for greater success. The program includes an M.Ed. degree. If you have completed two years of full-time teaching, you will earn certification as a reading specialist.
EDC5001Philo & Psych Found of Incl Ed3
EDC5014Methods of Res for Leaders in Incl Sch3
EDC5034Understanding Learning Disabilities3
EDC5201Nature of the Reading Process3
EDC5202Literature for Children & Youth3
EDC5203Reading & Writing in the Content Areas3
EDC5204Articulation Superv & Eval of Read Prog3
EDC5027Dev Lit Skills for Sec Lang Learners3
EDC6201Assess & Diagnosis of Read Abilities3
EDC6202Rsrch-Based Techniq Correct Rding Chall3
EDC6084Reading Practicum I3
Total Credits33


Become a school counselor who assists students, families, the school community, and the community as a whole. This 48-credit M.Ed. degree program delves into the theories of counseling and child development as well as intervention methods and includes substantial internship time.

Master of Education

EDC5001Philo & Psych Found of Incl Ed3
EDC6301Foundations of School Counseling3
EDC5032Comm Serv for Stdts at-Risk & w/ Except3
EDC5038Psychology of the Exceptional Child3
EDC6302Theory & Procedures of Counseling3
EDC5040Counseling Diverse Populations3
EDC5158Instr Technology for Incl Education3
EDC6303Counseling & Interview Techniques3
EDC5014Methods of Res for Leaders in Incl Sch3
EDC5010Curr Leadership for the Incl Sch3
EDC5037Psych & Ed Assess of Studnts w/ Disabl3
EDC6304Career Counseling & Development3
EDC6305School Counseling Seminar I3
EDC6306School Counseling Seminar II3
EDC6092School Counseling Internship I3
EDC6093School Counseling Internship II3
Total Credits48


Study staff supervision, administration, and curriculum development as part of the director of school counseling services endorsement program. This requires three years of school counselor experience and prepares you to advance your career in a leadership position.
EDC5101School Law3
EDC5102Superv of Instr in the Incl School3
EDC5010Curr Leadership for the Incl Sch3
Total Credits9


Make a difference in the lives of students who have disabilities with this distinguished credential. It’s geared for general education teachers who hold a valid New Jersey instructional certificate and want to teach students with disabilities in inclusive and special education settings. Earn your Teacher of Students with Disabilities (TSD) endorsement or go on to pair it with the M.Ed. degree. The TSD programs are also available fully online.

TOSD Endorsement Program
EDC5030Educ Students w/Disab in LRE3
EDC5031Curr Plan Accom & Mod Students w/Disab 13
EDC5032Comm Serv for Stdts at-Risk & w/ Except 13
EDC5034Understanding Learning Disabilities 23
EDC5037Psych & Ed Assess of Studnts w/ Disabl3
EDC5302Strategies Teach Students w/Aut & DevDis 23
EDC5303Soc Communic Intervent Students w/ASD3
Total Credits21
1

Requires 15 hours of clinical experience.

2

Requires 10 hours of clinical experience.

Additional courses required for master’s degree:

EDC5014Methods of Res for Leaders in Incl Sch3
EDC5304Assess & Curr Inter for Autism Spec Dis3
EDC5305Intervent & Supports Level 1 Char ASD3
EDC6095Project Applied Thesis I3
EDC6099Project Applied Thesis II3
Total Credits15



For more information on program requirements, consult the Graduate Catalog.

Administration & Leadership Programs

Advance your career in the education field as a principal or school business administrator. Leverage your leadership acumen and educational background as you set organization-wide strategies, take a hands-on approach to managing operations, and direct the entire community to success.

Develop your leadership acumen and educational knowledge to become a school principal, business administrator, supervisor, or other administrator. This 36-credit program equips you to sustain a school community that is engaging and effective. You’ll learn more about school administration best practices and strategic planning foundations that will propel you to become an outstanding school administrator. This program is available both on campus and in a fully online format.
EDC5010Curr Leadership for the Incl Sch3
EDC6101Organizational Leader Theo in Incl Sch3
EDC5014Methods of Res for Leaders in Incl Sch3
EDC5102Superv of Instr in the Incl School3
EDC5013Curr Lead & Mang for Diverse & Incl Sch3
EDC5101School Law3
EDC6102Organizational Leader Prac in Incl Sch3
EDC6401Superv & Leadership of Instr & Learning3
EDC6103Data-Based Strat for Decision-Making3
EDC6104Financial Management3
EDC6090Internship in Admin & Leadership I 13
EDC6091Internship in Admin & Leadership II 13
Total Credits36
Additional Requirement for School Administrator Certification Eligibility:
EDC6094School Chief Admin Internship III 13
1

Requires 150 clinical hours.

Praxis Test: Administrator candidates are required to pass the applicable Praxis II test prior to applying for certification.



Prepare for positions in higher education administration as well as roles in nonprofit higher education associations and government institutions. This 36-credit program equips you with the critical skills to direct multifaceted operations while providing an exceptional educational experience to students. You’ll be prepared to seek employment in a variety of areas, such as residence life, commuter services, admissions, financial aid, leadership development, Greek affairs, student activities, academic advising, registrar, athletics, student rights and diversity advocate administrators, academic advisor, dean of students, student recreation, career services, and academic support programs.
HED5401Foundations of Higher Education3
HED5402Enrollment Mgt & Acad Affairs 13
HED5403College Student Development Theories3
HED5404Higher Ed Org & Strat Planning3
HED5405Rsrch & Assessment Higher Ed3
HED5406Legal Issues & Personnel Mgt 13
HED5407Student Affairs Admin & Counseling 13
HED5408Higher Ed Finance, Grants & Budgeting 13
HED5409Contemporary Higher Ed Issues 13
HED5410Community Coll Organiz & Leadership 13
HED6011Higher Education Internship I 13
HED6012Higher Education Internship II 13
Total Credits36
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Approved after catalog was published



The school business administrator is vital to the school’s leadership team and acts as the school’s chief financial officer. You’ll sharpen your knowledge of best practices in planning, grant management, budgeting, and other aspects of school function. Upon completing this 18-credit program, you’ll qualify for New Jersey administrative certification as a school business administrator.

Program

  • Post-Master’s School Business Administrator Endorsement (18 credits)

Courses

Post-Master’s School Business Administrator Endorsement:

  • AC501 Survey of Accounting (3)
  • EC501 Economic Survey (3)
  • EDC5101 School Law (3)
  • EDC6101 Organizational Leadership Theory in the Inclusive School (3)
  • EDC6102 Organizational Leadership Practice in the Inclusive School (3)
  • EDC6104 Financial Management (3)

Direct a school district’s curriculum, instruction, and staff development with certification as a school supervisor. Some GCU graduates have used this educational foundation to go on to become assistant superintendents. You must already have an master’s degree to get into this 12-credit program, which is available both on campus and fully online.

Program

  • Post-Master’s School Supervisor Endorsement (12 credits)

Courses

Post-Master’s School Supervisor Endorsement:

  • EDC5010 Curricular Leadership for the Inclusive School (3)
  • EDC5013 Curricular Leadership & Management for Diverse & Inclusive Schools (3)
  • EDC5102 Supervision of Instruction in Inclusive Schools (3)
  • EDC6401 Supervision & Leadership of Instruction & Learning (3)

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