Grove City College Ed Major Day
December 2015 - Alumni Recap
Grove City Alumni: Check out the recap of our prospective Ed Major Day
"Education is one of our sweet spots at Grove City College"
Our visitors appreciated the comments from our President:
Prospective students joined current education majors and professors for a lunch in Rathburn Hall.
After lunch the prospective students and their families attended breakout sessions led by current Grove City students, faculty, and staff. Here are some highlights:
Education Major Fair
Our many education organizations enjoyed sharing with students and families the many ways GCC education students are engaged in service and outreach. Here are some highlights.
- KAPPA DELTA PI (KDP)
Kappa Delta Pi, Tau Alpha Chapter, The 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. GCC's KDP chapter has won the national Achieving Chapter Excellence Award consistently for many years.
- LAMBDA EPSILON DELTA (LED)
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.
- COUNCIL FOR EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN (CEC)
GCC's council for exceptional children is a local chapter of the Pennsylvania unit of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC). GCC's chapter seeks to advance the education of individuals with exceptional needs and to promote related educational, scientific, and charitable purposes.
- SECONDARY EDUCATION SOCIETY (SES)
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 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.
- FELLOWSHIP of CHRISTIAN EDUCATORS (FCE)
The purpose of FCE 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. 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 our Education majors and learn about the unique experiences of Grove City College students. 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, and other campus life activities
- Edcamp GCC
- Experiences with travel courses
Parents and prospective students shared that they really enjoyed discussing with our current students.
Overview of Education Courses
Field Experiences within Education
As you remember, 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, along with faculty member Sue Dreves, 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.
- Experiences start Freshman year -- getting into classes to observe classroom teachers.
- In the Sophomore and Junior years students complete field experiences in their methods courses.
- By the Senior year, our ed majors are prepared and excited for student teaching.