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.​

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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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English Major Leading to 7-12 Certification in English and Communication

Grove City College provides a solid foundation to students wishing to educate the young men and women of tomorrow. Students majoring in English leading to 7-12 certification in English and Communication take courses specific to the major along with the required liberal arts and education core.
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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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Physics Major Leading to 7-12 Certification

Students majoring in physics leading to 7-12 certification in physics secondary education take 116 credit hours of major coursework and are exposed to real-life teaching situations during field experiences​.​

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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 Exercise Science

The Bachelor of Science degree in exercise science prepares students for health-related professions, graduate studies, doctoral research and professional training.

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