Secondary Education

​Secondary Education ​​​​​

​Studying secondary education at Grove City College prepares students to become leaders for the young men and women of tomorrow. Students are equipped with the pedagogical, intellectual and professional tools they need to plan, assess and adapt instruction to high school students with different learning styles and capabilities in various ethnic settings and socio-economic groups.

Secondary education students enjoy rigorous coursework preparation, as well as student teaching and field experiences. Students complete a major in biology, chemistry, English (also with communications), French, mathematics, music, physics, social sciences, Spanish or general sciences in addition to completing the core teaching curriculum required by the Department of Education at Grove City College. ​

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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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Chemistry and General Science Secondary Education Major

​In addition to completing 111 credit hours of major coursework, students are exposed to real-life teaching situations during field experiences and student teaching.​​

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English Major Leading to 7-12 Certification in English

In addition to completing 85 credit hours of major coursework, students are exposed to real-life teaching situations during field experiences and student teaching.
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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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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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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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