Geneva College



Social Studies Education Certification

History, Poli Sci & Sociology DepartmentSocial studies education students combine a major in history or political science with professional education certification coursework from the education department. The education courses cover issues such as: technology, methods, assessments, exceptionalities in the classroom and more.

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  • Geneva’s program is accredited by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and all 50 states offer some form of reciprocity for certification to Geneva graduates.
  • Geneva's Test for Teacher Certification (Praxis II-Secondary Content Areas) pass rate is 99 percent, one of the highest college pass rates in the state.
  • All of our classes are small. Even the history surveys have 30 students or fewer each semester. Our upper level courses have enrollments of 15-20 students and often far fewer. 
  • Summer programs include the Institute of Comparative Economic and Political Systems at Georgetown University.
  • Tutoring and extensive field experience in local classrooms.    

Some classes you may take

  • U.S. Foreign Policy
  • Modern Asia
  • International Relations
  • State and Local Government
  • Content Literacy
  • Exceptionality in the Secondary Classroom




Point of Excellence

The first biopsychology major graduated in 2012 and has been hired as an IOM Tech in UPMC’s Center for Clinical Neurophysiology (CCN).

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Upcoming Events
October 30, 2013
Explore Geneva’s liberal arts majors
November’s Open House includes unique opportunities for those interested in majoring in English, history, political science, sociology, communications, philosophy or music.
February 3, 2014
Geneva history alumnus to speak about American West
On March 31, Dr. John Fry ’91 will discuss “Almost Pioneers,” a first-hand account of homesteading in the early 1900s.
Study In England
Liberty and the Free Market Course in England
The early application deadline is January 31, 2014; the final application deadline is March 3, 2014. Space is limited to no more than 24 students.