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​Department of Education​

The Department of Education at Grove City College trains teachers to promote excellence in a wide range of educational settings. Through a rigorous curriculum, engaging field experiences and a broad range of professional development services, students leave Grove City College equipped not only with the skills to be certified as teachers, but to be lifelong educators—in public and private schools, as well as in a host of non-traditional educational settings. While on campus, students take advantage of an on-site early education school and a state-of-the-art curriculum library.

Coupled with a focus on strong philosophical and ethical development, our students enjoy a solid liberal arts foundation while studying with faculty members who embody the mission of the College and excel in their particular fields. Whether interested in teaching young children or high school students in a traditional or non-traditional environment, the Department of Education has the resources to help students follow their calling.

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French Major Leading to K-12 Certification in French

Students majoring in French leading to K-12 certification in French take 73 credit hours of major coursework and are exposed to real-life teaching situations during field experiences and student teaching.

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PreK-8 Special Education and PreK-4 Elementary Education

​The Bachelor of Science degree in PreK-8 special education and PreK-4 elementary education prepares students to be impactful leaders and skilled educators.​​

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Physics and General Science Secondary Education Major

​Students majoring in physics leading to 7-12 certification in physics/general science secondary education take courses specific to the education major, along with a core of liberal arts courses​.​

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History Major Leading to 7-12 Certification in Secondary Education

​Students majoring in history leading to 7-12 certification in secondary education  social studies take courses specific to the history major along with the required liberal arts and education core.​​

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Mathematics Major Leading to 7-12 Certification

​Majors in mathematics leading to 7-12 certification in mathematics take 88 credit hours of major coursework and are exposed to real-life teaching situations during field experiences and student teaching, as well as extra-curricular engagement with the department’s events and honoraries.​

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Teaching Licenses

Graduation and certification are not synonymous terms. All students seeking certification must apply to the Department of Education for admission to the certification program.

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