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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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Middle Level Education

​Middle level education students enjoy rigorous coursework preparation, as well as student teaching and field experiences. Students can major in one of four concentrations​.​

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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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B.S. in Middle Level (4-8) Science and English Education

​Along with 98 credit hours of major coursework, middle level (4-8) science/English education majors are exposed to real-life teaching situations during field experiences and student teaching.


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Minor in Exercise Science

A minor in exercise science provides students with a foundational understanding of exercise science, including the requirements for professional certification, graduate school requirements and career options for both fitness and clinical fields.

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Undergraduate Research Opportunities

​All exercise science students are required to design, plan and execute a research project through EXER 407 Research Practicum.

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