For Immediate Release

Contact: Deborah Gilleran

GCU Holds Information Session for 9-Month or 18-Month Teacher Certification Program

Lakewood, N.J., Feb. 20, 2009—Georgian Court University will hold an information session for the 9-month full-time or 18-month part-time Postbaccalaureate Teacher Certification program on Saturday, February 28, at 10:00 a.m. in the Lake House on the historic Lakewood campus.

In the 9-month full-time program, candidates earn 39 credits over 9 months through two ten-week semesters and 15 weeks of student teaching and, at the end of that period, become eligible for New Jersey teacher certification. Throughout the program, students attend classes Monday through Thursday and spend Fridays in a local district classroom, first observing and then student teaching.

The 18-month part-time program is designed for students who need to work as much as possible while going to school. The course schedule is very manageable for an adult working full time. Classes for the first four semesters are all taught at 7:00 p.m. to accommodate a working schedule. Students can prepare financially to leave their jobs to student teach full time in the fifth semester.

Please register online at, choose Admissions, Campus Visit Events, go to Postbaccalaureate Teacher Certification Information Session, and choose Sign Up Now. Call 732.987.2770 for more information.

Additional information sessions for the Postbaccalaureate Teacher Certification program will be held on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, March 11, 6:00 p.m., Lake House
  • Saturday, March 21, 10:00 a.m., Casino Ballroom
  • Wednesday, April 8, 6:00 p.m., Lake House
  • Saturday, April 25, 10:00 a.m., Casino Ballroom
  • Thursday, May 21, 6:00 p.m., Lake House

Founded in 1908 and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University is a comprehensive university with a strong liberal arts core and a special concern for women. A forward-thinking university that supports diversity and academic excellence, Georgian Court serves over 3,000 students of all faiths and backgrounds in a residential Women's College and a coeducational University College with undergraduate and graduate programs. Georgian Court's main campus is located at 900 Lakewood Avenue, Lakewood, N.J., on the picturesque former George Jay Gould estate, now named a National Historic Landmark. Georgian Court also offers classes at its site at 90 Woodbridge Center Drive in Woodbridge, at Coastal Communiversity in Wall, and at Cumberland County College in Vineland.

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