Physics and General Science Secondary Education Major Leading to 7-12 Certification

​Physics and General Science Secondary Education Major Leading to 7-12 Certification ​

Grove City College provides a solid foundation to students wishing to educate the young men and women of tomorrow. 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.

Specifically, majors in physics leading to 7-12 certification in physics/general science secondary education take 97 credit hours of major coursework and are exposed to real-life teaching situations during field experiences and student teaching and extra-curricular engagement with the Department’s events and honoraries.

Students should refer to the College Bulletin​ for major status sheets and information regarding state-specific certification requirements that are additional to the curriculum.​

 
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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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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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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.​

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

​In addition to a liberal arts core that focuses more specifically on history, middle level (4-8) math/history education majors also take three courses from the Department of Mathematics​.​

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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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