UNDERGRADUATE TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAM
The Georgian Court University teacher education program will empower you to provide students with a high-quality education. You’ll gain the tools to open the hearts and minds of a diverse population of students while helping them to develop valuable knowledge and skills. Lifelong learners become teachers—and GCU will prepare you to inspire the next generation of leaders.
Georgian Court offers several teacher certifications. You’ll choose a concentration in one of four educational tracks, including Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Specific Subject Education, and English as a Second Language. Regardless of which focus you specialize in, GCU will help facilitate your teacher certification application process to the New Jersey Department of Education upon the completion of your education degree.
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WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH A TEACHER EDUCATION DEGREE?
With a bachelor’s degree and teacher certification, you’ll be ready to teach students from the pre-kindergarten through high school levels. Earning a teaching degree builds valuable skills such as patience, flexibility, collaboration, and adaptability. These skills will aid you in plenty of education careers beyond the classroom. Pursuing a master’s degree will open professional paths to careers in administration and leadership, such as principal or superintendent. Additionally, those with education degrees can also follow a nontraditional path and pursue careers in training and development, educational research, and test-preparation services.
As a teacher, you’ll evaluate your students’ needs and develop lesson plans that suit their goals. That’s also what we’ll do at Georgian Court for you. You’ll receive one-on-one attention from professors, opportunities to specialize your skills and knowledge, and coursework that will prepare you to meet the needs of diverse students and ever-changing education trends.
The Georgian Court University Teacher Education Program and the Administration and Leadership Program are nationally accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). As part of the program, all students will participate in classroom-based internships and student-teaching experiences.
SPECIALIZE IN WHAT YOU WANT WITH
FIVE EDUCATION MAJORS
Learn how kids learn. This program prepares candidates to provide instruction in all subjects in general, inclusive, and special education settings from preschool through grade three.
Help students to learn and grow. Elementary Education prepares candidates to provide instruction in all subjects in general, inclusive, and special education settings in kindergarten through grade six.
Want to teach a specific subject? In this concentration, candidates study a primary content area, such as math, English, or history, that they will then be prepared to teach from kindergarten through grade-12 levels.
ENGLISH AS A
Work through language barriers to help facilitate learning. This program prepares candidates to teach English as a second language in general, inclusive, and special education settings.
TEACHER OF STUDENTS
All students who choose an education major have the option to pursue a Teacher of Students with Disabilities (TOSD) endorsement. GCU is one of the few colleges to offer this opportunity across all teacher preparation programs.
Your future starts here. Our admissions team can’t wait to consider you for our incoming class. To submit your application, simply complete the Common App and add Georgian Court University to your list of schools.
We also require the following to consider your application complete:
There is no additional application for the Undergraduate Teaching program; however, there are some additional requirements for students seeking admission into this program, including passing scores on the Praxis Core. If you provide documentation of SAT or ACT scores, this requirement may be waived. Test-score submission is not required for admission into Georgian Court University.
For additional teaching program materials, please see our School of Education admission requirements.
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EXPLORE OUR 4+1 PROGRAMS
If you anticipate continuing your education after earning your undergraduate degree, we urge you to learn more about our rigorous 4+1 program options. With a 4+1 program, you’ll be able to complete your undergraduate degree at Georgian Court and then apply with advanced standing to one of our excellent master’s programs.
Applying with advanced standing means you’ll have priority consideration ahead of other applicants, and you may also be able to waive certain admission requirements. Additionally, a number of the 4+1 programs allow accepted undergraduate students to begin taking master’s-level courses while still working toward their undergraduate degrees—preparing them to graduate with two degrees in less than five years.
We have many 4+1 programs to choose from, including: