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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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Chemistry and General Science Secondary Education Major

​In addition to completing 111 credit hours of major coursework, students are exposed to real-life teaching situations during field experiences and student teaching.​​

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After Graduation

Many education majors become certified and licensed teachers in Pennsylvania and other states, while many others take positions in unique teaching situations, missions work and other fields.

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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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Secondary Education

Secondary education students complete a major in a chosen field of study, as well as the core teaching curriculum required by the Department of Education at Grove City College. 

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Student Teaching

The student teaching semester is one of the most important elements in a student’s development as a teacher and Grove City College gives students the best experience possible.

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International Affiliations

​Grove City College International Study Partnerships are unique: they are College run and managed partnerships with universities in the host country, so you’re not only getting an international education, you’re doing it with peers from Grove City College.​

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