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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Spanish Major Leading to K-12 Certification in Spanish

Students majoring in Spanish leading to K-12 certification in Spanish take courses specific to the education major, along with a core of liberal arts courses.

 

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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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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 ​

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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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Current Students

Each year, talented students from around the country bring their intellect, work ethic and enthusiasm to Grove City College and make the most of all the Department of Education and the campus have to offer.
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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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