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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.

IN-PERSON

On-Campus Learning

4 YEARS

Program Length

120

Total Credits Required

The professors are supportive, compassionate, and frequently collaborate with students in professional research opportunities. GCU’s dual certification offered by the education program also opens so many new doors in the teaching profession and ensures that you are prepared to be a successful educator!
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Emily Whelan ’20
Teacher of U.S. History 1 & 2
Manalapan High School, New Jersey
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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.

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TAILORED

ACADEMICS

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

EARLY CHILDHOOD
EDUCATION (P-3)

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.

ELEMENTARY
EDUCATION (K-6)

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.

SPECIFIC SUBJECT
EDUCATION (K-12)

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
SECOND LANGUAGE

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
WITH DISABILITIES

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.

Georgian Court University is a leader in helping its teacher candidates form young minds and hearts into competent, compassionate, and caring human beings. Coursework is embedded in the Mercy core values as candidates learn to advocate for all students and achieve dual certification through clinical experiences and practice.
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Nancy Sardone, Professor
Ph.D. in Business Education

HOW TO

APPLY

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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TUITION AND FINANCIAL AID

We are committed to making college affordable. In fact, hardly anyone at Georgia Court pays full tuition. More than 99% of GCU’s full-time undergraduate students receive some form of financial aid. Learn more about our full range of scholarships, grants, loans, and more.

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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.

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GEORGIAN COURT

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