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GCU students can now apply for emergency cash grants made possible by the federal Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (CARES Act). The application and eligibility requirements are available at https://georgian.edu/application-for-higher-education-emergency-relief-fund/. Virtual instruction and events remain ongoing. A live Commencement ceremony will be held on campus in the fall, most likely on an October weekend. Admissions events and select student activities have moved online, while all other public and campus events, activities, and athletics have been canceled for the semester. Always check GCU e-mails and https://georgian.edu/health-services/coronavirus/ for the most up-to-date information.

Education

Whether you are looking to enter the workforce for the first time or upgrade your skillset for career advancement, we have programs for you.

Click on the course titles below to view schedule and information.

If you like working with children, a career as a childcare professional might be right for you. This certificate program in childcare and education will allow you to earn your national Child Development Associate (CDA) certification, while working at your own pace in a flexible, self-directed, online learning environment.

This program offers comprehensive coverage of all the topics you need to master to earn the certification. In a series of courses, you’ll learn about children’s physical, intellectual, social, and emotional development. You’ll gain insights into how to foster positive relationships with families, and how to record children’s progress and behavior. You’ll also develop an understanding of how to create a safe and healthy environment for children and childcare workers. Upon completion of the program, you will have met the 120 hours of professional development required by the Council of Professional Recognition in order to obtain the national CDA credential.

This affordable, self-paced, online program is designed especially for working adult students. You’ll learn at your own pace and benefit from the support of a committed, knowledgeable instructor. You can start the program at any time of the year. Start preparing for your future now!

You will be given six months to complete the program; however, since the coursework is self-paced, you may be able to complete it in less time.

Note: The CDA credential is not provided with this program. This program provides students with the education requirements needed to obtain their credential. Please visit cdacouncil.org to see the requirements to apply for the CDA.

ONLINE: Self-Paced (120 Hours)
Tuition: $850
For more information or to register, visit ed2go.com/Georgian.

Feel a little trepidation before entering your classroom? You’re not alone! Whether you’re already teaching, a newly credentialed graduate, or a substitute looking to transition to full time, this course will provide you with proven tools, tips, and tricks to make your early years in the classroom a breeze.

Teaching is a balancing act, and it requires a blend of subject expertise and classroom skills to reach all of your diverse learners. In this informational and interactive course, you’ll learn the particulars of running a motivational classroom that will feel like home to your students. You’ll discover how to write winning lesson plans, reach diverse learners through differentiated instruction, communicate clearly, plan memorable events, and keep stress at bay so you can feel good about going to work every morning. You’ll reap the benefits gained through many years of firsthand classroom experience!

ONLINE: Begins Monthly (12 Sessions)
Tuition: $115
For more information or to register, visit ed2go.com/Georgian.

In this course, you’ll discover how to create outstanding presentations with SMART Board and SMART Notebook technology. You’ll explore the basics of using these tools and discover how to create your own SMART board lessons blending text, videos, and graphics. You’ll also go beyond the bells and whistles and look at specific ways to use SMART technology to broaden your content and make your lessons accessible to all students. Finally, you’ll get some simple trouble-shooting tips that will come in handy if your SMART board isn’t acting as smart as it should.

By the time you’re done with this course, you’ll be an expert at using your new high-tech tools to plan SMART board lessons that provide engaging, thought-provoking, and easy-to- update material for today’s media-savvy learners.

ONLINE: Begins Monthly (12 Sessions)
Tuition: $115
For more information or to register, visit ed2go.com/Georgian.

How to Register

  • Online
  • Via Phone at 732-987-2255
  • In Person at Lake House, 555 Lakewood Avenue, Lakewood, NJ 08701
  • Mail to: Center for Professional Studies,
    900 Lakewood Avenue, Lakewood, NJ 08701

Registrations will close 48 hours prior to the course start date. No late registrations will be accepted.

Payment Options

The university accepts cash, checks, money orders, and cashier’s checks. Checks must be made out to Georgian Court University.

Cash: Cash is accepted in person only at Lake House, 555 Lakewood Avenue, Lakewood, NJ 08701

Checks: Checks should be made payable to Georgian Court University and include your name and student ID (if available). A $55 fee will apply for all returned checks.

Online: Payments by electronic check and debit/credit card are done online through Self- Service. All debit/credit card payments will be charged a convenience fee of 2.75%. There is no fee for an electronic check. We do not accept debit/credit card payments on site.

Employer Sponsorship: Employers may send us a purchase order or voucher stating their intent to pay for the student’s course along with a completed Employer Sponsorship form, which is available online at georgian.edu/cps or in this book.

Cancellations and Refunds

Cancellations: The Center for Professional Studies at GCU reserves the right to cancel, reschedule, or combine program events that are below the minimum participant requirement. Should a cancellation occur, staff will contact the participant about the cancellation or about any alternative program event(s). You may elect to transfer your registration to a combined or alternate program. If you are unavailable to attend the alternate program or the program is cancelled, all tuition and fees will be refunded via check.

Refunds: Refund and withdrawal requests must be received 10 or more days before the beginning of a class to receive a 100% refund. With less notice, no refund will be provided. Please note that some courses do incur a nonrefundable registration fee as noted in the course details.

Inclement Weather and Emergency Closings

Please check georgian.edu, official Georgian Court social media channels, or local news sources to check for cancellations due to inclement weather. Cancelled classes are made up by adding on an additional session after the last scheduled class, based on instructor and classroom availability.

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