Grove City College Ed Major Day

December 2015

Just in case you missed it...

"Education is one of our sweet spots at Grove City College"

Started off the morning with a welcome from Grove City College's President, Paul McNulty!
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Prospective students ate lunch with some current education students and professors.

After lunch prospective students and their families attended breakout sessions led by current students, faculty, and staff.

Education Major Fair

Education faculty and students discuss the majors available, services provided and student clubs and organizations on campus. Click here to learn more about the education majors offered at Grove City College.

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Also at the education major fair were representatives from our many education organizations

    Kappa Delta Pi, Tau Alpha Chapter, is an International Honor Society in Education. The purpose of KDP is to promote excellence in and recognize outstanding contributions to education. It endeavors to maintain a high degree of professional fellowship and growth and honor achievement in education work. Membership is open to all junior and senior Education majors who attain 3.15 and exhibit commendable personal qualities.
    Lambda Epsilon Delta is the elementary honorary which recognizes juniors and seniors with a QPA of 3.15 or better. Grove City’s Gamma chapter of LED seeks to encourage a high degree of intellectual and professional standards during the period of preparation in the field of elementary education.
    The purpose of the Council for Exceptional Children, a local chapter of the Pennsylvania state/provincial unit of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), shall be to advance the education of individuals with exceptional needs and to promote related educational, scientific, and charitable purposes.
    The purposes of the GCC Secondary Education Society are twofold: 1) to provide pre-service secondary education majors with opportunities for professional development and service that are specifically applicable to the educational interests of a secondary education major rather than an elementary education major and 2) to unite secondary education majors across content areas and thereby create a sense of fellowship throughout the secondary education department at Grove City College.
    The purpose of this organization is to encourage Grove City College students to seek a Christian perspective in education and to provide an opportunity for those students to develop and understanding of Christian principles and ideas within this context. The FCE provides a service for those interested in expanding their awareness of the place, function, and result of Christianity in the classroom.

Round Table Discussions

This session provided an opportunity for prospective students to engage in dialogue with Education majors and learn about their unique experiences at Grove City College. Some topics included:

  • International internships and summer teaching experiences
  • Students who attended and / or presented at conferences
  • What it is like to be a student-athlete
  • Edcamp GCC
  • Experiences with travel courses
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Overview of Education Courses

What courses must I take? What experiences will I have in my classes that will help me grow? Students told what their experience in the Grove City College classroom were like as they prepare to be educators. Students talked about courses from freshman year all the way through student teaching highlighting projects and experiences that impacted them as educators.

Field Experiences within Education

At Grove City College, we believe field experiences should begin early in an Education major’s studies and continue throughout their college career in preparation for the capstone student teaching experience. Students explained how they put theory into practice as they work with fellow students and professionals in the field. What makes Grove City College unique is the spiraling of educational experiences.

  • Starting with Freshman year getting into classes to observe classroom teachers.
  • Sophomore and junior years students are doing field experiences in their methods courses
  • By the time you get to your Senior year, you are prepared for student teaching.
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Education Career Services

Grove City College enjoys award-winning career services for students to explore career opportunities, summer programs and outstanding networking. Education majors enjoy a specialized office catering specifically to Education careers. This session highlighted our comprehensive approach to career development for our Education majors and alumni services. Click on the link below to learn more about our Education Career services, our alumni, and where they are impacting students around the world.

Financial Aid

We know you have questions about applying for admission and financial aid. This session was a Q&A layout provided by our admissions department.

Luke George

Senior Middle Level Education major at Grove City College

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