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Today’s teacher must be able to meet diverse student needs in a wide variety of settings—that’s just one objective of Georgian Court University’s education programs. The School of Education boasts a wide variety of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs that prepare you to teach all students and thrive in all educational communities.

We believe that all students have a right to top-quality education, so we give you the foundation and one-on-one attention to ensure you can, in turn, do the same for other students. Our degree and certification programs meet all necessary criteria to teach or counsel students or to lead school communities. Our small class size and individualized mentoring enable you to develop skills and tailor them to the career of your choice.

School of Education Accreditation

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The Georgian Court University Teacher Education Program is awarded Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) accreditation by the Inquiry Brief Commission of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) for a period of seven years, from October 26, 2014 to October 26, 2021.

(The accreditation does not include individual education courses offered to P-12 educators for professional development, re-licensure, or other purposes.)

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Administration and Leadership Program
The Georgian Court University Administration and Leadership Program is awarded Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) accreditation by the Inquiry Brief Commission of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) for a period of seven years, from Fall 2014 to Fall 2021.

(The accreditation does not include individual education courses offered to P-12 educators for professional development, re-licensure, or other purposes.)

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Where Lifelong Learners Become Teachers

Together, we are in the business of improving our diverse and changing world one teacher at a time…and one student at a time. This stands true for all levels, in all facets of primary, elementary, secondary, and special education.

As a student, you will be given all of the tools needed to seamlessly transition into a teacher, counselor or school leader. Let GCU’s School of Education make your educational goals a reality.

Georgian Court University recommends and submits certification applications to the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) Office of Licensing and Credentials on behalf of students who have completed all requirements in our state-approved programs within one year from the date of the student’s program completion. For more information regarding the application process, please click here.

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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