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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Current Students

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

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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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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.​​

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Elementary Education

​Studying elementary education at Grove City College prepares students to become leaders in the classroom — and in their profession at large​.

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Minor in Exercise Science

A minor in exercise science provides students with a foundational understanding of exercise science, including the requirements for professional certification, graduate school requirements and career options for both fitness and clinical fields.

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Recommended resources by the Department of Physical Education and Athletics faculty at Grove City College.

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