K-12 Teaching Licenses

​Teaching Licenses (K-12)​​​

The Instructional I Certificate is issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Education to those Grove City College graduates who have completed an approved College program, been recommended by the College for certification and successfully fulfilled Pennsylvania Teacher Certification requirements. These requirements include:

·       Required state testing

·       Act 33, Act 34 and Act 114 clearances and other state requirements

It should be noted that graduation and certification are not synonymous terms. All students seeking certification must apply to the Department of Education for admission to the certification program. Admission, retention and recommendation for certification are contingent upon the approval of the Department of Education and the faculty of the student’s area of certification.

Changes in state licensure requirements may necessitate changes in course requirements for students, particularly for those who extend their studies beyond the typical four-year sequence. Careful attention to Department of Education course scheduling recommendations is important for staying current with certification requirements.

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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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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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Special Education

Our special education students enjoy rigorous coursework tailored to help them understand the special circumstances many children face.​​

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

​The Bachelor of Science degree in middle level (4-8) math/English education provides a solid foundation to students wishing to educate the young men and women of tomorrow.​​

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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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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. ​

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