Student Teaching

Student Teaching ​​​

The student teaching semester is one of the most important elements in a student’s development as a teacher. Grove City College gives students the best experience possible, attempting to match each student to a particular school and cooperating teacher according to his or her personality and teaching style. The Department also tries to honor student requests for particular types of schools such as inner-city or suburban, high school or middle school.

During their student teaching, education majors are supervised by Grove City College staff and faculty who focus on teaching skills and classroom management. Students are usually visited at least six times in their classrooms. After each observational visit the professor meets with the student to discuss the effectiveness of his or her lesson and suggest those areas in need of improvement.

Student teaching lasts 14 weeks. Secondary students primarily stay in the same classroom for the duration of the semester unless their host school decides to split the experience. Elementary students always have two seven-week experiences, one at the primary level (grades K-3) and one at the intermediate level (grades 4-6). Students who are being certified in early childhood education, which can be a stand-alone major but is often coupled with elementary education, have preschool experience along with the elementary experience.​

More Information
Previous
Next

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

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

Learn More

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

​Middle level (4-8) science/history education majors take 25 credit hours of science and history content for their concentration.​

Learn More

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. 

Learn More

Missions

​Grove City College students have numerous opportunities to serve both domestically and abroad. 

Learn More

B.S. in PreK-4 Elementary Education

​PreK-4 elementary education majors are exposed to real-life teaching situations during field experiences, student teaching and on-campus oppportunities. ​

Learn More

Biology Major Leading to 7-12 Certification in Biology and General Science

Students studying biology at Grove City College may also prepare for careers in teaching and education ​

Learn More
​​